Blast Into 2018

Welcome to 2018!

The new year has arrived with a blast. As I walked my dog yesterday morning and today at 6:00 a.m. the thermometer greeted me with -12 both days! So, our new year arrived literally with a blast of dangerously cold air. And yet…the dog needed to be walked. Things needed to get done. The new year is off and running.

This is the time of year when many, and I hope you, are taking a bit of time to reflect on “what matters most.” Take a few minutes and write down your intentions for these few questions, and I guarantee you will set a better course for 2018.

  1. What are your most highly-held values?
  2. What are the specific things you want and need to accomplish in 2018?
  3. How are those things from #2 aligned with your values from #1?
  4. What about you will be different this year than in 2017?
  5. What will you do to assure you move in that direction?

These things are important to you and they’re important to me. As we move into 2018, for your sake, and all that matters to you, keep the answers to these questions in a journal or list near you. Provide some structure by placing them on your mirror, refrigerator, or computer desktop so you’ll be inspired and reminded of them often.

The people and things you care deeply about are waiting for you to fully show up. You have within your reach the ability to rewrite your own story ending. Make it a great new year!


This blog shares perspectives on how you have the ability to create new story endings that are meaningful, powerful and filled with hope. I facilitate culture changing processes that help organizations achieve greater impact. Also, I provide leadership coaching to help executives and aspiring leaders become the fullest expression of who they’re intended to be.

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