Articles Tagged ‘New Year’s Resolutions’

On to A New Year

Friday, January 20th, 2012

January is one of my favorite months. The feeling of renewal and rebirth that this season brings can be life-changing for so many. For others, especially as we get older, we get stuck back in our grooves.

Why do people as they seem to get older find it tougher to reinvent themselves? To get out-of –the-groove so to speak? Why are the people that are able to reinvent themselves seem to be geniuses that change the world? Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali, Madonna, and even Tony Robbins seem to keep themselves relevant through the times when the “norm” is to have “your time, your glory days” and move on.

Steve Jobs had a theory that as people get older, they become more and more engrained in patterns, and these patterns cause them to start to limit their ability to think creatively. The range of their thinking would become smaller and smaller.

These patterns become our groove, they are comfortable and safe, at least we feel their safe. But are they? Is it safe to get grooved in a career, your role in a business, a business model, a certain kind of product or even an economy?

I love working in technology because the very nature of it forces you to turnover old grooves and think in different paradigms almost every day. You can’t get in a groove in this industry. If you do, the world just passes you by…which is pretty much the way it works anyway, right?

What I mean is, are you stuck in an old job groove? an old economy groove? an old business groove? an old relationship groove? or a even an attitude groove?

A new year is not just a new way to date your checks (if you are still stuck in the groove of writing checks, that is). It is the chance to commit to throw yourself into something new. You are not a train, you are built to create, to solve problems, to produce.

You are designed for greatness by your creator. If you are not making the impact of Mother Teresa or M and M, it’s because you are playing a smaller-than image of which you were created. A groove to deep could be your grave or worse yet, the death of your dreams.
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A Different Kind of Resolution

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

For days we’ve been hearing and reading about new year’s resolutions. Personal resolutions. But what about your house? Is there such a thing as a home resolution? There is when it comes to things to do around the home. Lorene Bartos states in her blog, Resolutions around the home, that there are some key things that should be listed as a new year resolution.

As I often recommend, she says, ”…take or update your home inventory. Do you know what is in each room and the value of each item? You might be surprised when you add it all up — what you have and what it is worth if you would have to replace it because of fire or other disaster.”
Any time is a good time to create your home inventory, so why not now? Make it a resolution. You’ll be glad you did when you’re struggling to remember everything you USED to own after a major loss.

It’s as easy as putting it on your list of resolutions. Be sure to determine a deadline. If you haven’t done it by your assigned date, contact a nationally certified inventory professional to do it for you. Then next December, you can look back over the year, and realize how much peace of mind you created for yourself.

Cindy Hartman
Hartman Inventory, LLC
317-501-6818
cindy@hartmaninventory.com

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