Happy New Year!

New Year - Fresh Start Or Flop ?

Flipping the calendar to a new year means a fresh start for many individuals. And, like a lot of folks, they begin the new year by making New Year's resolutions - a laundry list of what they want to change.  Lose weight, save more money, get organized, get a better job, etc., etc., etc.

Sadly, studies show that before the first month of the year is over, most New Year's resolutions are forgotten.  

There are two New Year's resolutions that tie for getting abandoned before the first month of the year ends.  Can you guess which ones they are?  How do you make 2023 more of a fresh start, and less of a flop?

Resolutions versus Goals

What's the difference between a New Year's resolution and a goal?  Here's a simple answer to that question.  A resolution is an idea we wish would happen, and a goal is a wish with a deadline.

Here are a few reasons New Year's resolutions don't work

  • We don't have a strong enough "why".
  • We don't have a plan.
  • We don't keep track of our results.

If you're serious about changing something in your life, use the S.M.A.R.T. goal formula

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

Instead of "I want to lose weight" (resolution) your S.M.A.R.T. goal would be stated like this:

"On or before June 30, 2023, I will attain my ideal weight of 138 pounds".  

Do you see how the goal checks all the boxes, where the resolution is vague?

What ONE Change Would Change Your Life?

Want to learn more about succeeding at achieving your goals?  Over the next several days, I'll be sharing a free mini masterclass to help you make 2023 your best year ever. This is my gift to my loyal followers.  My intention is to give you the support you need to accomplish ONE big, hairy goal in 2023.

So if you have plans to accomplish a life-changing goal this year – or if you simply want to start off the year with the structure, support, and accountability you need to make massive progress toward creating a life you love – I encourage you to participate in my free masterclass.  The lessons are short, sweet, and succinct.  Minimal time and zero money commitment equals zero excuses!

The Answer Is...

It's a tie!  The two most popular New Year's resolutions are to build wealth (or improve finances) and lose weight.  Want to get on the winning side of your goals?  Join me as I kick off the 3 Simple Steps To Creating Financial Freedom masterclass next week.  It's totally free, and my gift to you!  To join, sign up below.

Here's to a magical year ahead!

About the author 

Therese Nicklas

Therese Nicklas is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Certified Money Coach(CMC)®, and Certified Success Principles™ Coach. She specializes in helping executive women who are at a crossroads and feel uncertain about their next steps. By empowering them with smart money strategies, they learn how to build their new big, bold life with certainty, clarity, and confidence. She is passionate about inspiring women to design a fulfilled, intentional life. “True wealth – true financial freedom – is being free to focus on the things that matter most to you – what money can’t buy.” Her motto – “live your life by design and not by default”.

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