As an adult, I have come to love New Years and what it represents. A new year around the sun, new adventures, new challenges, new beginnings...I just feel an excitement around it.
In the past two years, I have gotten really intentional about New Years and done self-reflection, as well as goal setting for the upcoming year. In 2017, my word for the year was “Faith.” The word technically started in Fall of 2016 during a huge time of trial but it carried me throughout all of 2017. As I reflect back, I realize my faith has grown tremendously during this time. As I prepare for 2018, I have been searching for a new word to focus on and use throughout the year. 2018’s word is going to be “abundance.” Pretty fitting since the name of this blog is “The Abundant Momma” but I really want to take the time to focus in on what abundance means to me as well as my family. Besides my focus word, I have some really serious goals that I would like to accomplish in this next year. I am terrified to write them down and share them with you but I am trying to kick fear to the curb this year and do more things that scare me.
Pay off Credit Card debt
Run a 10k
Reach Executive Level within the company I partner with
Weekly date nights with Matt
Have our 3rd child or start the adoption process
Complete house projects- trim and doors upstairs, new carpet, landscaping
Make a six-figure income
Gain muscle mass
Read/Listen to 1 Personal Development book a month
I have a few more goals in mind, but these are the ones that I plan to be really intentional about. Do you have goals for the new year? Have you thought about what you want to accomplish in the next 365 days? I would like to share a few books that totally rocked my socks in 2017 and have shaped my goals for 2018. I am not sponsored or represented by these authors or companies so all of these opinions are coming from me and what I took away from these amazing authors.
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Summary: Basically, you can do anything you want, you just have to have the courage to believe and take action towards your dreams. She is witty, down to earth and the book flies by.
You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
Summary: Money is abundant and available to you, you have to be open to receiving and tuning into the world around you. I love this book and plan to read it again in 2018, she has totally helped me shift my mindset around money and how to create more in my life.
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins
Summary: You want to make a change in your life? Decide and then use the 5 second rule. This book was phenomenal and I plan to use the tools in this book for the rest of my life.
The Go Giver by Bob Berg and John David Mann
Summary: There are 5 rules to live by: 1) Give more 2) Serve more 3) Put others first 4) Be authentic 5) Be open. This is another book that I will use the rest of my life and be continuously working on.
- The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon
- Summary: Your energy is important. Guide it, use it, and create it. This book was great and totally relatable to every day life.
I hope you can find one that resonates with you and helps you make 2018 the year for YOU. If you have goals for 2018, I would love to hear them!
Cheers to a new year friends!