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Setting My Intentions for the Year: 2019 Style

Full confession: when it comes to goal setting, I usually back away slowly and try to change the subject. I am all about setting intentions, thinking big picture and knowing where I want to be in the future … but quantifying it with a hard goal has always been a little scary to me.

Enter: Laura Casey. I first found her mantras a few years ago and absolutely LOVE them! My very favorite of hers is simple: You know those things you’ve always wanted to do. You should do them. 

Simple. Prolific. And so motivating to me.

I have several of Laura’s posters, postcards, planners, and accessories because her messages are so simple: GO and DO.

PS – I am not a planner person (I’m alllll about Google Calendar / Task List), but I am obsessed with her Power Sheets. It’s SIMPLE and doesn’t require a ton of time to use and keep updated.

Like a lot of people, with a new year upon us, I do some reflecting on what’s worked, what’s made me feel energized, what’s drained me, what I’ve accomplished, what I haven’t … and then gradually start to build my year ahead.

Instead of setting traditional resolutions on New Year’s Eve, I choose a word of the year to keep me focused. My birthday is on December 30, so either way you slice it, the end of the year is the end of the year for me too.

This year, my word of the year is GROWTH, both personally and professionally. I’m focusing on pushing myself out of my comfort zone and growing, and this is blog is a big motivator for me. I wrote a little more about that on my social media firm’s blog post.


Tell me what works for you. Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Focus on a word of the year? Or choose another date (maybe your birthday) to reset and re-focus? 

Ashley T
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