Happy New Year!
A mentor of mine introduced me to this fabulous phrase for the New Year: "Prepare to Shine in 2009!"
I love this because it creates a personalized uplifting image to start the new year. This time of year can be overwhelming with to-do lists piled up after the holiday season, getting back into full time work schedules, and pressure to determine your resolutions for the entire year. Instead of making the traditional resolution list (lose weight, make more money, etc.), try restructuring your list into ways you'd like to shine in 2009! Or better yet, challenge yourself to find ways to make yourself and others shine everyday. Start upon waking tomorrow, by committing to do at least one thing during the day that will make you and someone else feel great. If you do this everyday, you will absolutely have an exceptional year.
It's never too late to have a happy, healthy, wealthy, and wise year. Begin at this moment! Go ahead, and SHINE...