Friday, January 2, 2009

Goodbye to '08 and a big hello to '09

Now we're officially in the New Year, since the clock struck midnight I've been thinking about what I want to achieve this year.

1. Learn the importance of baby steps
I want it and I want it now.

Well, we all know the story of the tortoise and the hare.

Slow and steady wins the race so I'll be practicing what I preach. I'll get where I'm going but I just need to remember the art of taking it all in small steps. Every now and then you'll be offered a leap frog opportunity, no need to wait for them, they'll always appear and as an opportunist that hears the opportunity before it knocks....missed opportunities is not something I need to worry about.

2. Get to grips with the basic building blocks of finance
Money coming in must exceed money going out. So simple really. So deceptive when you don't pay attention. Must pay more attention.

I know many of you like me have many items that you just 'had to have' that have sat unworn in your wardrobes for months. Money well spent yes? I'm guilty as charged, right before Xmas I spunked a wad of cash on this divine dress...divine. It looked great online and it looked a bazillion times better on. In fact, its so nice, I have no idea where on earth I'm going to wear it to but I guess something will turn up. Maybe on my birthday.

But my new recessionista rule for 2009 is if I can't say with 100% certainty when and where I'll wear it within the next month, put it down. Seriously, put it down.

3. Build More
In every sense. Primarily in the business sense though. Bigger and better but slow and steady.

4. Write more
Magazines, blogs, online publishing. You name it. I'm writing for it. Keep those offers coming in.
This blog has been my baby

5. Allow myself the occasional pat on the back
I'm hitting the big 3-0 this summer and as a classic overachiever it never feels like enough. But you know what, its not too shabby either.

6. Get better acquainted with the gym
Your tush can never be too tight.
Sandy, this Xmas we'll see who can bounce coins higher of their ass.!



tyna said...

hey i turned the big 3-0 this past summer 08 believe me i know the feeling. Happy New Year. as always your blog is great!

Uzo said...

May this year be filled with all the good things you wish yourself and then some....Happy New Year

Ifeoma-adiagwuagwu said...

Happy New Year! Have fun!!!