As the year winds down, we look back to help us assess and plan for the New Year. How was your year? Did you accomplish your goals? Are there areas that you’d like to focus on for next year? A great resource for ideas and words of wisdom is the “Ask the Expert” interview series.
The conversations we’ve had this year about change, letting go, clutter, motivation and more have been truly inspiring. The short video features our 2014 experts and themes. Let it help you identify your theme for 2015. What area will you focus on to create more balance?
2014 "Ask the Expert" video
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the interviews . . .
Fresh Starts – Joshua Becker
“The key is not to find more storage solutions for your stuff–the key is minimizing the number of things we own.”
Change – Dr. Debbie Grove
“Accept setbacks as a natural part of the change process; they are bound to happen and are not a sign of failure, rather an important part of the learning.”
Next Steps – Todd Henry
“Tomorrow’s brilliance is rooted in the soil of today’s activity.”
Letting Go – Francine Jay
“Each extraneous things we eliminate from our lives feels like a weight lifted from our shoulders–it’s positively exhilarating!”
Clutter – Erin Rooney Doland
“Ultimately, someone has to choose the life they desire over their stuff if they want to be uncluttered, but how they get there is different for everyone.”
Time Management – Harold Taylor
“We have to accept the fact that we can’t do everything, and establish a set of personal policies (which identify our values), set specific goals, and schedule appointments with ourselves to actually get the work done.”
Motivation – Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.
“ . . . you have to keep re-motivating yourself. Motivation is not just one long surge.”
Enlisting Help – Cameron Gott
“When we open ourselves to help, amazing people come forward and amazing things happen. Some of my richest connections first started out as a request for help.”
Success – Whitney Johnson
“ . . . a lifetime of success involves showing up.”
Possibilities – Amy Deagle
“To start imagining a life of audacious possibility you need to first believe that it is possible for you.”
Is it time to re-balance? Which ideas resonate with you? My deepest gratitude goes to my “Ask the Expert” guests and blog community for engaging in wonderfully, deep discussions over this past year. Let’s keep the party going. Come join the conversation.