Did you make any New Year resolutions at the start of the year?
And how successful were you seeing them through?
I didn’t make one this year…knowing that my normal NY resolution to give up chocolate was never going to happen. Simply no point trying to kid myself!
With the new school year well under way perhaps it is a good time to make some adjustments.
One of my friends has declared her intention to transform herself into the supermodel Giselle through healthy eating and exercise. (She is definitely going to have to give up the burger & fries she loves so much….). Another friend decided to power walk each lunchtime – forcing her away from the comfort of her desk chair and giving herself time to think and plan in her head., whilst stretching her legs.
My New ‘academic’ Year resolution?
I want to pivot like an Olympian!
‘Pivot’ is the new business buzz word. It refers to a change in direction, perhaps a departure from past failures. In netball, landing one one foot and pivoting allows you to move the ball in different directions. And as a result you are able to open up more possibilities to move the ball around the court.
Did you know that Youtube started out as a dating service? And quickly realised that it wasn’t a winning formula, thus recreating itself into the brand that most of us probably rely on to access Peppa Pig and Thomas the Tank Engine at short notice. A great example of pivoting.
So my pivot plan is to first consider where I am and where I want to be in 12 months. How I reach my goal will be determined by having a clear vision and just as importantly how I am able to use the people around me, including the wealth of experience within the Mums in Business community. Add in a dose of blood, sweat and tears and I already feel that I can do this. I want that gold medal in 12 months from now!
I need to start tomorrow because delaying another day is simply a waste.
So my question to you is “Do you have an opportunity to pivot or come up with your own New ‘academic’ Year resolution? It doesn’t have to be life changing. Perhaps it is making a small adjustment so that you can spend one extra evening a week sharing the dinner table with you children. Or popping the kids into the bath once every 2 days, instead of every night; using the time saved to read a book or to create your own bedtime story?
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