What have you got planned for 2014?

Making New Year's goals and plans are a western ritual. Perhaps they are rituals elsewhere; I don't actually know! But certainly in North America, it's expected that we will make plans, outline a tactical approach, and execute!

Well, I don't know about you, but that sounds like work, and it doesn't sound like much fun! And yet, truth is, if you don't have some sort of goal and plan, not much changes.

For about a year and a half, I stopped exercising. While living on Vancouver Island, I had exercise daily. Every time my husband, Richard, and I stepped out for our daily walk, there were major hills to go down, and climb back up - each way used new sets of muscles! And we made it a point to hike further on weekends, in wooded areas that required more attention (there were cougars and bears, oh my!) and yet more muscles. But once we returned to super-flat southern Ontario, our daily walks barely exert us!

And so finally, I began my favourite exercise last week. I am now on Day Four of my thrice-weekly regimen of jumping on my trampoline! I love it. It fits with my personality. (Not sure what that says!) Mostly I didn't like feeling clothes getting tight! (Ah, vanity!)

So obviously, exercise is top of my list.

Other than that, I have no big plans for my business. I will continue taking a few courses throughout the year, will keep looking for opportunities to speak, to be published, and to be of service, and hope to continue pleasing my clients with work that helps them achieve their career goals.

If I may be of service in your achievement of career related goals - to land a post-grad job, to make a major career switch, to make a lateral move, to step up your personal career ladder, or to try (finally!) for your absolute dream job - please do reach out. I love my work, am skilled in supporting career changes of all kinds, and would be pleased to assist you in achieving your goals!

- wishing all readers a Happy New Year - Stephanie