I love this time of the year! Who doesn’t? It’s all about new beginnings, fresh starts, clean slates and endless possibilities. I’m eager to jump in and make changes but one thing I won’t do is make resolutions. I stopped that years ago because they don’t work. It’s true and here are the downright depressing stats to prove it. •    36% of all New Year resolutions are abandoned within 30 days •    By the 6 month mark over 50% of people have called it quits on their resolutions quits. •    Only 8% are successful in achieving resolutions. We are creatures of habit and the only way to succeed with our new goals is to make changes in our daily life. Eventually, those new changes will become a habit with practice and implementation.   I’m also not a fan of starting new things on January 1st (or even the 2nd). I mean, how can you start new life habits if your dried up Christmas tree is still in your living room waiting to be turned to mulch and your cabinets are full of holiday chocolate bark?   Spend the first couple of weeks of the New Year getting back into your normal routine, which was completely disrupted by the holidays (in a good way) and making a plan.   How To Make a Goal Plan That Actually Works in 2017 Step 1 Brain Dump Get a notebook and write down EVERYTHING you want to accomplish, do and be in the New Year. Let your dreams fly.   Break it down into categories such as biz/career, relationships, personal/health/well being.   Step 2 – Let Some Go This may not be what you want to hear, but the truth is if you really want to make big changes and accomplish things this year you’ve got to cut that dream list down. It doesn’t mean that those dreams are gone forever. You can...

I get lots of calls around this time of year. People are ready to get help with their new year resolution (get organized) after trying it on their own. While everyone has their own unique story about how or why the clutter accumulated, I hear the same three things over and over from almost every person. Overwhelmed, Too Much & Not Enough ...