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New Year’s Day

A fresh start. A clean beginning. A jumping-off point. It is an arbitrary date.

Many of us discovered, during the pandemic, that we can begin something new anytime we decide. We can also end something old. It’s a decision, a choice.

You don’t have to wait for January 1st to start a new career, change jobs, or become more of who you were meant to be by using your gifts and talents in a new way.

I had a coach who used to wake up every morning and, throughout his 23 years of marriage, ask his wife how she likes her coffee. I once asked him why he did that, and he responded, “Perhaps she woke up today and had changed her mind, deciding she wanted two sugars instead of one.”


I want to encourage you to forget the New Year’s resolutions you made yesterday. If you are like 93% of people, you will not stick to all of your resolutions this year. You might then feel like a failure and grow disappointed with yourself. Who needs that!

Try this instead:

Wake up every day and ask yourself one simple question. “What do I want?” Then, create an action plan to get it. This year you will have 365 days in which to practice this exercise.

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Nancy D. Solomon, MA Psych is the CEO and Founder of The Leadership Incubator where she helps leaders identify, address, and resolve people's problems before they become profit problems so everyone can focus on what they were hired to do-- INNOVATE AND DRIVE GROWTH.

Known as The Impact Expert, she is the main stage speaker, expert trainer, and veteran coach who helps leaders solve key issues related to leadership development, employee engagement, and advancing women.

Nancy has made a difference for such companies as Microsoft, Target, Acura, Westin, Nordstrom & ADP as well as with many passionate individuals.

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