December is a time of festive holiday traditions, family and friends gathering, glistening lights and unexpected surprises.

For many it is also a time of reflection as well as celebration. A time to look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life, remembering each experience for the good that has come of it and for the knowledge you have gained.

For those of you who may want a kick-start in looking back I would like to share a two question ‘end-of-year ritual’ to complete the old year and bring in the new—from both a personal and professional perspective.

The simple instructions:

Sit down with your favorite beverage and a piece of pie or a cup of hot chocolate and make a note of your thoughts around the following two points.

• What have you accomplished in the past year, personally and professionally?

List both the big and the small stuff. Include things such as taking a trip or making a new friend as well as your business achievements.

• What do you wish to accomplish personally and professionally in this New Year?

Targets, goals and dreams—think big! A wish list—not a must do list.

Want to turn your wish into reality? Start making it happen.

  • Turn the wish into a goal (with a date and a deadline).
  • Make a vision board with pictures of exactly what you want. This sets the details of your plan.
  • Write the actions steps, in the order that you will take them to bring your wish into reality.
  • Work the action steps.
  • As soon as your ‘wish’ turns into a reality, celebrate like heck. You did it!

The end of the year is a good time to reflect on the year past and to make a new start, whether in your career, your relationships or your health. Post your wish list where you can see them as the year starts and keep them in mind throughout the year. Share your wish list with others.

Share them with me too! And I will share an exciting wish of mine that became a reality with all of you very soon. It’s time to start living a life you love.

Sharing our dreams and goals helps keep us accountable and inspires us to make the next year the best ever.

I wish you peace, love & happiness for the holidays and always, Bonnie

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