Both Christmas and Hanukah are just days away. Whatever you celebrate, enjoy the festivities with your family and friends. It is not often that both holidays start on the same date. This year’s Holiday photo (below) is the three of us dressed in Orange after we came back from Punta Cana in March. There is a second photo uploaded to my website that you can view if you click here. You will see the entire Tosi family the day that my parents renewed their 50th Wedding Anniversary vows at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston with Cardinal Sean O’Malley. In addition to the grandparents, the three kids, the two in-laws and all four grandkids went out for dinner. It was a marvelous day and my parents were very happy. It is so cute seeing how my dad takes such good care of my mom. It is a story of true love.
As we approach the New Year, some of you are crafting your resolutions. These resolutions usually include tasks of self-improvement or advancement. Here are some popular New Year Resolutions:
- Eating Healthier
- Start working out
- Spending quality time with family & friends
- Getting more organized
- Reading more for enjoyment
- Becoming more grateful & happy
- Volunteering & donating more
- Increasing savings
- Traveling to a new country or a new state
- Saying no sometimes (You just have to do it)
Now the hard part is to follow through with your resolutions throughout the year. It is important to make realistic goals and then get a friend, partner or a coach to share your goals with. This “Accountability Partner” is the key to your achieving success. It is an excellent way to stay motivated as well. If I am your accountability partner, I say thank you. If I am not, ask yourself why not and do you really want to do it on your own.
To help you make goal setting easier, I am again offering a Goal Setting for Success Workshop on January 30th at Constant Contact from 6:30-8:30 pm. My goal at this workshop is for you to leave with a personal, professional and even a gratitude goal to get you going for the rest of the year. You will have the month of January to prepare on your own and then attend the workshop to polish off your goals before February. Please come and check it out. Most people were impressed with John Robert Master of Ceremony qualities. He has a ball participating in the evening.
Come to a supportive environment where you will have a chance to think and practice how to write good goals. The workshop is free, but you can always make a donation to the charity of your choice (Children’s Hospital, Little Hearts, AHA) since part of the workshop will be about gratitude. We try to practice what we preach.
I would appreciate it if you could register in advance for the workshop using the Sign-up Genius link (click here) . Light refreshments will be served.
As an added bonus, I would like to share with you a Linked-In Skills webinar presented by myself and David Kauffman in October. Please click here to access the recording on my website. Also, I have uploaded the video recording of the “Transitioning into the Medical Device Industry” September 2016 MDG Boston Forum to my website (click here and then scroll to the bottom of the webpage to see the three videos).
It has been another good year, although it went by way too quickly. I wish all of you the best as you prepare to celebrate your holidays this weekend and as you prepare for and even better 2017. I am here for you!
Good luck and Happy 2017!!
With gratitude and best wishes,
Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker