Take Control of Your New Year

The New Year is well on its way! Are left wondering why your life didn’t take on a magical metamorphosis when the clock stuck midnight on January 1st? You aren’t alone. We live in hope that the New Year means exciting changes in our life. But, in reality the New Year is just a new year… nothing else. So, do you want to light up your 2017? Take control of your life NOW with these simple suggestions:

Take care of yourself first.

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to get back to the gym, but have yet to even step near one? If you don't 100% commit to your well-being and actually be in action around what you say you want, the status quo is all you can ever expect to have.

Finish your business and life plans—Now!

Mark off time on your calendar right this minute to finish your plan. If your plan is already in place, good for you! Double-check to confirm all of your “by-whens” are in place to make it happen and follow the plan religiously. This is your chance to give your world—your business and family—the shape and focus you want, despite the circumstances around you. Your plan will serve as a reference point—an anchor for any rough waters that may be ahead and a platform for catapulting your dreams, your company, and your family forward!

Give up trying to control those things that you can’t.

Remember, the only thing you can control is you. You cannot control the rest of the world and the circumstances swirling around you. The only thing you can control is who you choose to be in the face of whatever comes your way.

Commit to Be.

Ask yourself: Who do I have to be as a leader to have my life be the way I want it and to contribute/make a difference in those places I can?

These measures are the magic you are looking for; they are the keys to having an outrageous, action packed, and awesome New Year! So, write your plan, build a team to hold you accountable for following the plan, and give up that you have to know “how” it will all play out. Be focused and committed to having the life you say you want to have, and take good care of you in the process. With these suggestions, there is no way you can lose in 2017!

Clay Nelson
Clay Nelson
Founder/President at Clay Nelson Life Balance
Clay Nelson's background includes science, systems analyst, and business management. After 30 years of corporate leadership, Clay knows the key elements that make a business successful, and for more than two decades, Clay has been providing business executives and their teams, from all industries, executive business and professional coaching, mediation, facilitation, planning, system analyses and seminar leadership. Read More »


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