Every New Year comes with new resolutions. I have never been a fan of resolutions; I personally do not like placing limits from rules that can add pressure to my productivity during the season. To those that find strength in making resolutions and following it till the last days of the year, I salute you and I hope you will find more strength to continue building your personality around your resolutions.
As for 2019, with or without resolutions, there are certain things every individual must take note of and work towards for better output as we climb the ladder of this very important year. We might have to ditch resolutions and embrace collective bargaining for the betterment of ourselves.
In this new year, knowledge is a must for everybody, it doesn’t matter how it will come or who is bringing the knowledge, what is important is moving out of the zone that is gradually fading away into the zone that has been demanded in the big global market. Last year taught me how to build myself by throwing myself into what matters to people who need my services. From learning, how to relate with customers, to pitching business and writing business proposals, the knowledge gained helped me meet people who matter and increase my chances in the competitive market.
It is imperative to also build a strong network of important people who can connect you to people willing to help you grow in things you are passionate about. I feel this is one of the important things people need to learn, sometimes we need people with the right connection and that sometimes means, knowing people with the keys to the city. And while all these are important, a greater step would be choosing a mentor who can help you grow.
I don’t have a New Year resolution, so permit me to just tell you what I want to do this year. I will take my health seriously and develop my mental capacity to think ahead of time. The financial discipline that I started in 2018 will continue, and I will build my network from symposiums, seminars and master classes. I will spend more time gaining knowledge, I want to gain more and let others gain from me, write more and participate in discourse. In all, I will eat more and find time to hit the gym if work will permit me. It’s a baby boy looking year.