One Little Word 2016: ACTION

For me, 2015 was all about VISION; defining and declaring my “why.” It was a year that brought life into focus for me. It was a year of a lot of thought, pondering and meditation. I know where I want to go personally and with Cents of Style. It has given me great purpose and focus.

To follow up my year of VISION, I have decided that 2016 is a year for ACTION.

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If I know where I want to go, the decisions I make each day--or my ACTIONS--will get me there. I need to execute on the goals I have put into place. The ACTION will take the vision and make it a reality.

Not only does this apply to business goals I have in place, but it applies in my family life.

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I work a lot. I know, I know, you are all shocked. It takes a lot of time and dedication to build and grow a business. I am proud of the work I do and there is a lot of ACTION I will be taking in 2016 to help Cents of Style accomplish it’s goals. 

However, part of the ACTIONS I will be taking in 2016 is to strive for better balance in my family life. I am going to choose ACTIONS that are intentional and purposeful with my children. 

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And the second day of January has already challenged me on this front. We are staying up at a beautiful mountain cabin and my brother said to me today, “Let’s go cross-country skiing.” The first words out of my mouth were, “I have to write a blog post.” He then said, “Do it after. Let’s go enjoy the day.” I literally had to stop myself and think, “How do I want to ACT today? Do I want to check off work on my to-do list or do I want to go and enjoy a day in the sunshine with my brother and kids?” I knew the blog post would get done. But I don’t often have the opportunity to spend time with my family, play in the snow and make these memories. 

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If I have a VISION of a close family that wants to be together now and for many years to come, then I need to ACT now to make it happen. 

The ACTIONS of 2016 will get me closer to my desired reality. I’m ready.