We’re on the edge of a new year, and while I know how quickly the glitter wears off and how soon resolutions are forgotten, it’s hard to feel unhopeful as I look ahead at a blank slate… twelve fresh months to do whatever I want, however I choose to do it and to make friends and win business along the way.
By January 3rd we may be back to life and business as usual, but at least for today, the world is filled with possibilities. Opportunities. Second… and third… and fourth chances.
This could be the year I get rich. Or thin.
It could be the year I get famous. Or infamous.
Maybe it will be the one when I write the epic blog post or finally get around to doing the viral video.
I mean, it could happen. The New Year promises so.
I like to think about all the “coulds”, before deadlines start to hit again, before the next deadbeat client makes me wonder what I’m doing here instead of in a café in Barcelona. Before I realize I still haven’t written my blog post for January 3rd.
So spend a few moments dreaming with me of all the things this year could be for you – if you want it, if you put your mind to it and if you go after it with all the energy and hope you feel right now.
What do you really want for your business? For yourself? There’s no better time to imagine it than right now!
My Simple Wishes For You
I wish you an ad-free Facebook news feed, but enough people looking at your ad to keep your business moving forward.
I wish you a thousand new email subscribers but not one single extra newsletter to clutter your inbox.
I wish you a photo-worthy dinner to fascinate your Instagram followers every night, but no endless photos of other people’s steak and potatoes to bore you.
I wish you an instant and satisfying response to your every customer service complaint on Twitter but not one lodged against you or your business.
I wish you a hundred new starry-eyed leads a day but not one sales call to interrupt your lunch.
I wish you a place at the top of Google’s search results and no fallout from any new animal-themed updates.
I wish you more checks coming in the mail than leaving your hands.
I wish you a high enough Klout score that you can spend the rest of the year telling everyone that Klout doesn’t matter.
I wish you enough wins to keep you happy and enough losses to keep you motivated.
I wish you the ability to see past tricks, formulas and gimmicks to the real path that only you can follow to success.
I wish you, at long last, the nickel you were promised for each email you forwarded to everyone in your address book.
And I wish you the fulfillment of every dream you can think to imagine upon the blank slate ahead of us. Happy New Year!
Thank you for coming along on this journey with me and I’m looking forward to discovering what we can do together this year.
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Happy New Year to you, Carol!
Wow, this is your shortest post ever! This is a good time to write a short post, isn’t it?
Well, I’m not rich yet, but I’m thin… that’s a start, right?
For this new year, I decided to get rid of 200 useless and unsubscribes subscribers to start anew.
I also decided to become way more involved with social media especially Facebook and Twitter which I have really been missing in action so far.
Your right, the new year brings inspiration. The thing is, how long will it last? Hopefully a whole year!
Have a fantastic New Year and looking forwards you superb blog posts in 2013!
I know, can you believe how short this was? Maybe I’m turning over a new leaf 🙂 I just wanted it to be fun and I’m sure everyone is busy getting ready to celebrate.
I have a few “resolutions” myself. I want to get more involved on some social media. I seem to be on Facebook a lot but need to pay more attention to other places.
I hope the inspiration lasts at least for a few days. There are lots of things I want to do so I hope my motivation agrees!
Have a great new year and I also look forward to more of your inspiring posts in 2013!
I hope you have a wonderful New Year!
We don’t do too much around this time except for lots of praying that we made it to a new year! I’m going to check to see if my church up the street is having a New Year’s sermon or mini party!
Enjoy yourself and have a wonderful year, Carrie.
What a beautiful post Carol!
Your wishes are wonderful! I am not one to make New Years Resolutions. I resolve myself to a new opportunity or goal as I go along.
As for you my friend, I wish you all the blessings of the new year and may I copy and paste all above lol!
Thanks Donna, and I’m with you on the resolutions. I make one pretty much every day 🙂 It’s nice to look ahead to something new and I wish you all the best!
Love this post Carol and I’m with Sylviane, man this was short. So not like you girl.
I’m with Donna on this one, I don’t do new years resolutions. I like to take things as they come and if it’s something I want to do there is no better time then the present.
I appreciate all your well wishes for us all and right back at ya Carol. I with you nothing but the best in the upcoming year and may all your dreams come true.
Happy New Year!
I know, I may ruin my reputation for 3000 word posts! I used to be big on resolutions but they always get broken and it’s much better to take each day as it comes and aim to make it the best.
Best wishes to you and I’m looking forward to more awesomeness from you in 2013 🙂
Carol, I love this one! I don’t know which I like better the Facebook one or the one on being first on Google page – think I’d pick Google. Enough loses to keep you motivated and wins to keep you happy is another really good one. If we always won we may not be so motivated. A catch-22 of sorts. Wishing you a wonderful 2013 Carol.
Thanks Lisa, I hope your year is off to a good start in the whole day it’s been around 🙂 It’s always nice to get a fresh start. I’m looking forward to the possibilities the year has in store. Hope it’s great for you!
Happy New Year Carol Lynn. Loved your 2012 content and ival. looking forward to 2013 here and in the Word Carnival.
Thanks Clare, I’m glad we connected this year and am definitely looking forward to more great stuff ahead. Happy New Year and I hope it’s filled with everything you can dream 🙂
I wish you more short and sweet posts like this in New Year 😉 lol…
The New Year is filled with lot of hopes for everyone and I seriously wish everyone to “Make use of Technology but not to depend on ’em in this year on the way to their success” dear 🙂
I wish you to enjoy days more with photo editiing in your mobile too and more olives on your way 😉
Wish You a Happy & Clutter-free New Year with much more success and experiments Carol 🙂
Hi Mayura, boy I seem to be in the hot seat for writing a short post this time 🙂 I’ll have to work on stopping after one or two pages instead of writing and writing and writing…
I hope you have a wonderful year too, Mayura, and I’m so glad we met and got to know each other this year. Looking forward to more of that ahead (and olives, too!)