2015 is Almost Here!
Written by Lisa Montanaro | December 29, 2014

Well, 2015 is almost upon us! To me, just saying the year 2015 makes me laugh as we used to say dates like that and talk about “the future” like it was something out of The Jetsons (if you have no idea what I am talking about, you are too young to get it!). And meanwhile, “the future” is here. My does time fly.

So what will many people be doing this week during the New Year celebration (besides putting on silly hats, going to parties, drinking a lot, and watching the big Times Square ball drop on television)? They will be making New Year’s resolutions!!! And not just making them, but obsessing over them.

Don’t obsess over New Year’s resolutions! Instead, just think of things that put you into flow mode and ways you can “come alive” in the new year. What can you do more of that when you’re doing it you don’t even notice time is passing and are glad you’re doing that activity over anything else? That’s what I want more of in my life in 2015 and I wish for you.

For me, I want to read more for pleasure (not just for business!), and write more (for business and pleasure). When I’m doing both of those things, I definitely go into flow mode. I plan to write in my journal more, write more blog posts and articles, and start writing my second book.

I also plan to read, read, read… Without so much guilt! I love reading and for some reason the last year or two when I sit down to read, I sometimes feel guilty. (That puritanical work ethic rearing its ugly head!) So my plan for 2015 is to read and write with pleasure, and remind myself how important those two hobbies are to me, and how worthwhile they are of my time.

Now it’s your turn. What do you want more of in your life in the new year? How can you “come alive” more in the new year? Ponder that as we cross over into a new year.

Happy New Year!

Meet the Author

Helping others be the best versions of themselves gets me jazzed!

I’ve worn many hats in my lifetime—often at the same time—while enjoying fulfilling careers. I’ve been a performer, teacher, sign language instructor, lawyer, career counselor, law professor, coach, consultant, mediator, entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, writer, and author. 

I’m an eternal optimist and life-long learner, constantly researching ways to improve personal and professional effectiveness. And it brings me great joy to then pass on the results of that persistent curiosity to my clients and audiences. 

Of all the career hats I’ve been privileged to wear, my favorite is owner of this business since 2002. Why? Because it provides me the opportunity to work with wonderful organizational and individual clients. On any given day, I get to connect deeply with audiences, work with dedicated teams, improve workplaces, watch clients have a-ha moments, and know I’ve made a difference in their lives and careers. And that is very satisfying.