New Year’s Resolutions: Are you still keeping on track?

Yesterday, my co-workers and I were talking and couldn’t believe that it was already March.  Boy, how time flies!  We also discussed our New Year’s resolutions and how we aren’t even keeping up with our goals.  Changes in our lives don’t have to only take place on New Year’s day.  So, we decided to write down our resolutions and email them to ourselves and start fresh.  Every Friday, we are going to come together, either in person, on Skype, or online, like Net Meeting, to track our progress and continue to motivate each other.

Everyday is another chance to make positive changes in your life.  It’s never too late to start over, regroup, or pick up where you left off.  I encourage all of you to remain motivated and follow through with your goals.

And, I know that all of us are extremely busy, managing work and life.  But, we owe it to ourselves to continue to self-improve.

Here are a few suggestions that might help you:

  • Get Organized.  Write down your goals. Set up reminders and research helpful tools.
  • Start Small.  We are all busy and Wall Street can definitely be demanding of our time.  So, be realistic about your goals and start small.  You don’t want to overwhelm yourself.
  • Schedule ‘Me’ Time.  Put time on your calendar for yourself.  Our days are filled with meetings and after work outings.  Schedule time on your calendar to dedicate to your goals. Stick to it.
  • Support Groups.  Gather with your with friends.  It’s so much easier to get things done and follow through with a support system.  The buddy system is a great way to stay motivated.
  • Track your progress.  It’s good to look at your progress over time to see the improvement.  This can be measured by inches lost, increased energy, amount of money in your savings account, and even how you feel.

Good luck and don’t hesitate to drop a line.  If you need a buddy to keep you motivated, I’ll be more than happy to help you out!

Happy New Year! It’s January, what are your goals?


Happy New Year everyone!  Now that the partying is over, it’s time to get right back on track  It’s the perfect time to reflect on last year and make new goals for this year in various areas, such as financial plans, personal style, confidence, career growth, and work-life balance.  They say that people are more likely to stick to their goals when they share it with other people because of the resulting accountability and support.  So take a moment and write down your goals.  You can share it with us here or with your friends and family.  The most important thing is to set realistic goals and outline steps to make them happen!