Welcome back to Episode #73 of The Daily Interaction podcast. We are back from our first ever break on the podcast since our launch in August 2011. I took a 2-week holiday break, during which I wrote thousands of words into my new book – manuscript due to my publisher in January so hustling big time – and made some changes to our podcasting going forward.
Boy have I missed you so much! So glad to be back. The topic today, our last podcast of 2012, is all about resolutions. I want to share a unique perspective on how not to make those new year resolutions and how to avoid those usual pitfalls of resolution making so that they keep the strong momentum all year long and become achievable targets rather than a point of frustration.
Resolutions have picked up a bad rap over the years especially since you hear the same old people in your life resolving to do the same old thing that they fail to make any progress on, year after year. There is nothing wrong with resolutions per se. It’s the approach to this wonderful idea that needs change. One of the most creative approaches is by one of my role models, Christine Kane, where she talks about your word of the year. Love this idea! Give it a go!
Another approach is what I share with you here in this podcast. This method has worked brilliantly for me and what do you know, I even surpassed my new year resolutions in 2012 so imagine how you would feel if by December 2013, you can smile and say, “Would you look at that! I went above and beyond my new year resolutions!”. That’s my goal for this last podcast of 2012 for you so tune in and listen up! This is your dreams we are talking about!
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How Not to Make New Year Resolutions Show Notes
Number 1: Don’t set someone else’s resolution even if you have the best intentions, your resolution must come from your heart and your own desires, untarnished by others.
Number 2: Don’t use the future tense of the verbs. Use the right affirmative present-tense language. And the new phrase to use instead of “losing weight” that might just change everything about those stubborn pounds.
Number 3: Don’t be vague and grandiose about your resolutions. Be super specific and use immeasurable language and exactly why this level of detail makes your resolution more achievable.
Number 4: Don’t be loose about when it will be done. Giving yourself a deadline and using all the powers and knowledge you have about working a deadline now as you apply it to a personal and intimate goal.
Number 5: Don’t use the word “resolution” if that turns you off. Call it another big fancy fun name as long as it is something that makes sense to you and gets you fired up.
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