The end of the year always fills me with optimism for the year to come. I see the fresh, blank calendar pages, just waiting for me to plan my successes. My birthday is at the end of the year too, so I feel like I can really start fresh with every new year. This year, I have set many of the same goals as I usually do, things that are quite typical like lose weight, get rid of debt, be more organized and advance my career.
I am sure that many of you have the same types of goals for 2008. Maybe this will even be your year to buy your first home, or sell your current home and move up from where you are living now.
Here are some ideas of things to do to prepare you for the New Year:
Review the past year– what was successful? what didn’t quite work? How can you make 2008 better?
Start gathering your tax information, April 15th will come sooner than you think.
Get your free Credit Report, everyone is entitled to one free, and it is a good time to do it if you haven’t already this year.
Plan the next few months, go ahead and put important things on your calendar or planner right now. I have already scheduled all of my weekly sales meetings, prospecting time, and mailings to be sent next year!
Make your doctor and dentist appointments, so that you won’t forget to do it!
Clean out your office– all those 2007 files can be put into storage to make way for all the new 2008 info.
While you’re at it, now is a great time to de-clutter your home too! Sell it on EBay or even better, donate them to charity!
Review your savings account, 401k, investments and BUDGET for 2008. Review any debt you may have and make a plan to get it paid off.
However you spend you New Year’s Eve, I hope that you have a wonderful, and safe time. I will be reflecting on the past year and planning a very successful 2008!