3 New Year’s Resolutions for 2018!

Wait, is the year already over? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. With 2018 coming at lightning speed, the Talk Boutique team came up with a list of 3 game-changing New Year’s resolutions for 2018.

We believe that simple, high-impact ideas can lead to exponential growth, and we designed these resolutions to be exponential. Go ahead and use these ideas to make 2018 life-changing year.

1. Set the Right Goals

We all want to start the year off right with a clean slate and a new set of resolutions or goals to keep us on track. But what happens if you’re focused on the wrong goals? Or worse — what if we “10x” the wrong goals?

“When we start with the wrong goal, we’re going to ask the wrong questions about how to achieve that goal,” says Talk Boutique speaker, Jill McAbe during our last Salon event.

As a neuroscience-based business coach, Jill McAbe is often quoted on goal setting and how to create the ones we are motivated to actually achieve. Jill argues that true goal setting is different from those New Year’s resolutions that no one really expects to stick.

Jill teaches clients to create goals with Motivating Outcomes that are Measurable, with one or more Appointments for review. She calls these MOMA Goals, which you can learn more about in Jill’s blog post.

As we approach 2018, take some time to consider:

  • What you want to achieve
  • How motivated you are
  • Create measurements
  • Set weekly, or quarterly appointments to review

Be sure to celebrate the small successes along the way!

2. Face Your Fears

Too often people are afraid to challenge themselves because they are afraid of failing. Well, we argue that failure is just part of the process, not something to fear.

In fact, Talk Boutique Co-Founder and Speaker, Nick Kindler shares his most impactful failures in this talk given at our spring Salon. Nick inspires us to think differently about those failures, to see them as gifts to unpack and ponder.

Olympian and Talk Boutique speaker Sarah Wells says, “Mistakes and failures are always part of the story. People are more inspired by the times I didn’t make the games than when I did.” It’s with this sentiment that Sarah tells of her journey to two Olympic games in this inspiring talk.

So, what does success look like to you in 2018? And are you in need of inspiration to help get you over the fear of failure?

As Sarah says so simply, “Just get back up.” Failure is just a bump in the road. Step out of your comfort zone in the new year and make a promise to challenge yourself.

3. Write More

Journaling can be easy, and authors UJ Ramdas and Alex Ikonn created the Five-Minute Journal to prove this point.

UJ and Alex developed a beautifully designed, impactful and easy journal that asks the user to acknowledge gratitude twice a day.

Using cues from behavioural and positive psychology, this powerful tool has helped many to stay focused while journaling and it truly does only take five minutes. The Hustle” declares “[The Five-Minute Journal] actually works and has had a lasting impact on my life.”

Interested in a more free-form approach? Just write!

In Julia Cameron’s highly-acclaimed book, The Artist’s Way, the author challenges her readers to write three full pages every single day. This ritual, known as Morning Pages is highly recommended by creatives again and again. Trust us, once you start this habit you’ll never turn back.

If you don’t want to commit to journaling or Morning Pages, the simplest route is to carry a notebook and pen with you at all times. Write down your ideas and what inspires you. Maybe 2018 will be the year you take the stage and share your big idea!

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