Happy New Year! It was an incredible first full (full in so many ways) year for Swell Made Co. As I bid adieu to 2015, my hope is to have continued success and growth in 2016. As mentioned last year, I like to keep my goals simple for the New Year ahead. Be kind, work hard, stay humble, smile often, keep learning, be grateful and love always.
I posted this simple list last year, but I didn't know many of you back then. So, here it is again for 2016 because this list resonates year, after year. By living a life guided by these simple promises; my hope is that it will allow for more focus in 2016. That's my goal.
Coming out of the holiday break where I spend most of my time with family, it feels like the ability to tune out our regular schedules (and busyness) should happen all year long. Not just on holidays or vacations. The inspiration for my single goal for 2016.
Personally and professionally, I'm juggling multiple projects and ventures, multiple children, multiple relationships... Sound familiar? Aren't we all! So, as I leap in to 2016 my goal is to have more focus in each thing I do. Perhaps, it's moving away from juggling much at once and taking the time to be present and mindful in each facet of my life. Of course, there are distractions and overlap, but my intention is to do all of the above while committing to more focus.
Listen more and speak less, prioritize, put the phone down, take more time to read and practice yoga, give my loved ones and friends my undivided attention, get outside, answer when inspiration calls. Again, all simple things that I hope will have a lasting impact in 2016 and beyond because it's easy to get lost in it all.
So, as I get organized for the year ahead with the intention of more focus, my gift to you for the new year is a printable calendar. Just like last year, you can print on card stock, or any paper you love and simply place in a clipboard. Plus, this year's edition includes the list of simple goals above! You can post in your workspace or home and be reminded of these simple goals.
No matter what your goals are, I hope 2016 is your best year yet! Enjoy.
Download the 2016 Calendar + Simple Goals List (PDF)
Download the 2015 Calendar (PDF)
PS - Both the 2015 and 2016 calendars are blank for you to fill in. That way, you can use them again, and again.