Don't Wait for the New Year. START NOW!


On December 4th, I was sitting in my new apartment, re-evaluating my life. I decided to grab a pen and my trusty notebook to plan out my entire 2015. During the second half of 2014, my business began to thrive and I was more focused than ever. I can’t lose that steam in 2015. In fact, I must increase it but not until January right? Wrong!

Although I am still a firm believer in setting goals and starting fresh, waiting for a new year, a new month, a new week, even a new day to make a major change is waiting too long. As I took my pen to my paper I thought to myself, January is an entire month away, I need to get on top of my goals now.

My 2014 new years resolutions read:

  1. Lose 15 pounds

  2. Read at least one book a month

  3. Profit xx,xxx a month

  4. Launch new fundraising initiative

  5. Do whatever makes me happy.

As I revisited my 2014 goals, I was so discouraged because I still needed to lose 15 pounds (actually 30), I’ve only read approximately 3 books this entire year, and I didn’t hit my profit goal. On top of that, I planned to wait until January 1st of 2015 to get the motivation and drive to start fresh with the rest of the world!

Not this year! Normally, I would set specific goals for my post but not this year. I’m starting right now on a Friday!

By the way, I also started my new weight loss goals, making progress and feeling better than ever!

I want to hear from you! How are you planning to stick to your goals this upcoming year?

About The Author

Teia Harris is the Founder/Senior Publicist of Love Publicity, a public relations boutique focused on lifestyle brands. Teia has launched the Love Harder Campaign promoting self-love in style. Teia is a product of a vigorously working blue-collar city, Detroit, Michigan and no shortcuts have been taken on her journey to build her brand, all while simultaneously helping others build theirs

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