It’s that time to kick off a New Year! A marketing slogan that has been and continues to be used is “New Year New You”! It seems the perfect tag line to inspire and motivate customers to buy the latest and greatest item to recreate themselves.
However as I reflect on the slogan this year, I want to replace the word New to Improved. I do not want a brand new me, I want a better version of me, incorporating some new things to blend with those that are still relevant.
That could pertain to thoughts that we think, feelings that we feel, habits and routines, exercise programs, hobbies, what we read, write and listen to. It could be the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the people we associate with, the job we do, the places we travel to. It is all part of who we are. Or who we want to be.
This is the perfect time as we bring in the New Year to Reflect Renew and Refresh. Take the time to sort through what is working and what is not. Make the necessary improvements and adjustments to create your Best Self.
During my career, I learned so much from the amazing mentors that I had of how I wanted to be and also how I never wanted to be. I would incorporate traits and leadership skills that I valued. I practiced those behaviours and put my own spin on them. I was able to build upon what I had already learned to become better at what I could do.
Build on you! Evolve into the improved version of yourself. Make adjustments as you go along. And if you have to make a left turn versus a right turn, then do it. Find your path. Be the Best you ever! Take a little from here, a little from there, mix it up with what and who you currently are, and Voila!!! Be the Masterpiece you have created!
With Light and Love and wishes for a Happy New Year,