Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to 2019!

We hope you had a beautiful holiday season and that you carved out some time for yourself in the midst of all the Christmas craziness.

At this time of the year, it is very natural to think about the past year and to want to “start fresh” in different areas of our lives:

  • “I am going to exercise more”;
  • “I am going to lose 5 pounds”;
  • “I am going to read more books”;
  • “I am going to stop X and Y and do more of Z instead”.

Sounds familiar? That’s because we’ve all done it: we set NY resolutions… and (let’s be honest) we don’t always follow through.

In this week’s episode of the Business of Making Podcast, we talk about Why We Don’t Like New Years Resolutions (but set them anyway).

Enjoy and when you’re done listening, make sure to join us in our free Facebook community, and let us know: what do you think of NY resolutions? Are you setting any?

See you there!
~ Jess, Mik & Deb

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It’s that time of the year again! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? When was the last time you succeeding in making your resolution a reality?


what we cover in this episode:

  • Resolutions motivating you to do the things you want to do;
  • Setting your intentions and moving forward;
  • New Year’s resolutions vs planning;
  • Doing a yearly review by looking back on your business;
  • How not to make a lot of resolutions all at once;
  • Creating new habits;
  • Deciding which habits are helpful and which ones aren’t;
  • Working out what systems work for you;
  • How tracking data in business is extremely important;
  • Having a group of people who hold you accountable;
  • Reaching out to someone and working together to keep each other accountable;
  • Not trying to change too much at once;
  • How to make it hurt to fail;
  • Creating SMART resolutions;
  • Making our personal resolutions and keeping ourselves accountable.