Happy New Year's Eve!
Friday, December 31, 2010, 0 Comments
Happy New Year’s Eve, Everyone!
You have all played such an important roll in making 2010 the best year yet for Live the Dream and we are chomping at the bit to bring you bigger and better clothing, blogs and video profiles in 2011. A special thank you to all the ladies who have participated in our women’s line survey, I am so excited to begin taking your feedback to the next level! An even more special thank you for you all to come so please get those surveys back in!
Embarking on a new year inevitably brings along resolutions. If you’re like me, “resolution” is a word I don’t use, because whatever I “resolve” to do never lasts. I prefer to start each year with a new game plan, a new calendar and big visions along with a few good reads to keep me on track. (I tend to listen better to a book than my husband, a friend or family member. I think it’s because it makes me feel like the ideas are my own discovery and not someone else’s being put on me. Can anyone relate?)
In light of this, I have selected 3 of my top favorite books for kick starting the New Year with a big, huge bang! In the following week I would encourage you to take the time, whether is a few hours, a few days or an entire week, and simply review your 2010. What did you do, what did you learn and who did you spend time with? These are just a handful of questions you may want to consider asking yourself. I learned this practice from one of the greatest educators on leadership, Mr. John C. Maxwell, who, as each year comes to fulfillment sits down and re-caps his daily calendars from that year. In doing so he is able to see where he spent his time, with who, and how, and make improvements on the following year to advance his visions and dreams to the next level.
If you have not kept a calendar in the past, this would be a perfect time to begin. I would recommend a book by an author named Glenn Bland called Success: The Glenn Bland Method - How to Set Goals and Make Plans that Really Work, when beginning to plan out your 2011. In it, Bland gives brilliant, simplified ways to manage your calendar for the most effective results. I literally could not put the book down, for it covers every topic from your purpose and dreams to financial planning. Everyone I came in contact with during the course of picking up that book until now, has probably heard me praise it at some point.
Another book I would recommend as you start your new year, is one by Joel Osteen titled: It’s Your Time. Faith aside, this book will rock you. The truths covered about belief vs. fear, who you associate with and how you spend your time, all intertwine with the fact that you, your words and your belief, determine where you are at in life and where you will go. I don’t know about you but I would like to kick fear in the face and run full force in 2011. A great and extremely motivating read.
Last but not least, my very favorite, the Dream Giver, by Bruce Wilkinson, is not only a delightfully inspirational afternoon read, but a huge reminder that we all have a purpose to fulfill. Every single one of us has dream that was put in our hearts at birth and if we do not see it to completion then there are many people who will never benefit from the blessings you were meant to not only receive, but to bring. If you don’t fulfill your dream, something very big will not happen.
Let’s make 2011 a year of achievement, of happiness in spite of the worldly crisis around us and let’s be responsible for bringing a contagious joy into the lives of those we meet. Step into the New Year with not only a wish for prosperity, for a better life, for better finances, for a better marriage, a better job, but actually EXPECT it! When you expect something, your mind will find ways to make it happen, and just like a virus, your expectancy will spread, and others will see your faith and determination too.
Happy New Year to All! You’re a blessing to us in ways you will never know.
Much love and happiness in the coming new year!
-Chelsea & Blake