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December 23rd, 2008, 10:45 AM #1
Ok I wanted to get this post started up again this year. It will be fun to look back at what everyone posted last year and maybe hear from them to see if their resolutions from last year stuck. Mine last year was to be on time, I arrived 6 minutes late this morning, to my defense I have improved my time by at least 10 minutes. lol
This year my New Years Resolution is to spend less time watching TV. If I'm not at work, an event, or at the gym, you can find me watching what I like to call trashy television. It is mindless entertainment like reality shows that I can't get enough of and next year I want to change that about myself. I want to do more productive things with my time like post in my blog!
So ABW friends, what is your New Years Resolution for 2009?
December 23rd, 2008, 11:27 AM #2
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December 23rd, 2008, 12:06 PM #3
Since going on a one week vacation didn't work last year, I'll try learning something new about Internet marketing and start doing whatever that something is, for my 2009 resolution.leeann
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December 23rd, 2008, 12:14 PM #4
Very interesting - I had not checked on these, but I think I did OK.
Last Year's Post:
Work: Be a little braver and become more integrated into all departments at our office. Usually my preference is to fly under the radar, it seems less stressful.
Notes: I give myself about a 75% on this one - I'm now one of the two people in charge of cross-training for other divisions of the company that need training regarding the Interactive Division of the company. Other than that I am still sort of my own island here.
Personal: I went through a very difficult divorce this year and I'm still trying to keep my head above water so I am going to try to do things that make me smile, spend time with good friends, and find a way to have faith in myself again. Notes: Maybe an 80% on this one. I took two trips this year, spent time with friends and family. Still struggling with the divorce, mostly because my ex keeps asking me to marry him again.
One other one is a little weird: I sing in a barbershop quartet. We need about 20 point more this year at our regional contest in order to qualify for the international competition that is taking place in Hawaii. I want to go, so I want us to improve at least 20 points from last year's score.
Notes: 100% ! Ok, so we only improved our score by 18 points instead of 20, but we qualified for the International Competition in Hawaii. It was an amazing trip. Attached is a pic of me with my quartet on stage.
As for 2009......
I posted this in another thread, but I'll put it here as well... (again, I didn't write this or the thought that follows the quote - I found them, but I just love the sentiment)
In Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott writes:
Don't Drop-Kick the Puppy
“Try looking at your mind as a wayward puppy that you are trying to paper train. You don’t drop-kick a puppy into the neighbor’s yard every time it piddles on the floor. You just keep bringing it back to the newspaper.”
This year, I’d like to be a little gentler with myself. I need to focus on my health, my environment, and the present tense. I’m going to take all the time I waste replaying my various inadequacies, and spend it celebrating the things I should be grateful for instead.
So, my resolution.....Don't Drop Kick the Puppy!
I wish you all the very best in 2009.
PS - I'm the second from the left in the photo
December 23rd, 2008, 12:41 PM #5
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Well, I have just one wish for 2009 - to wake up every day. And my resolution is to learn how to eat an elephant one bite at a time.
On the fantasy side, getting an AK-47 from Santa and going postal at the Linkshare Summit would be interesting ... kind of deja vu though ... same old resolution, different year, same old Linkshare. As the Kingston trio sang in one of their songs - 'when will we ever learn?'
I was reminded in a strange way about a great cartoon by Gary Larson by the publisher of the Las Vegas Review Journal today.
"Nevadans resemble that classic "dinosaurs in crisis" cartoon by "Far Side" artist Gary Larson.
You may remember it. A stegosaurus behind a podium addresses an audience of fellow dinosaurs: "The picture's pretty bleak, gentlemen ... the world's climates are changing, the mammals are taking over, and we all have a brain about the size of a walnut." ....
Re: Life - "You'd think we'd learn after years of theft, fraud, rip off and such. But We don't. Why? "Because apparently we do, in fact, have brains the size of walnuts."
Comments on from the Greek Chorus on the other resolutions:
Haiko wants to be a 3/4 Minotaur ... how cool is that?
Leader needs to come to Vegas ... they are giving away places to do business from ... only DHL has done gone. Vegas is better than Florida. It takes forever to scrape the Palmetto bugs off your windshield and when it is
95 in Florida, the Heat Index is gets stuck on: "You will die in 10 minutes."
In Vegas it can be 110 and you say what humidity. Plus, they have casinos that want you to visit and they are all air condiditioned.
Those of you on the lose weight kick ... the Bowflex ellipitical 'treadmill' is a killer ... you will either die from the getting in shape to get in shape or you will lose weight.
In all, 2009 will be a year like all years, filled with the events that illuminate our times ... economic meltdown, global warming, globilization and the best of all possible outcomes ... rich people will have to learn to live lie poor people
will find out that NO ONE cares. 2009 will be the year of Karma.
The movie of the year will be a re-release of "King Rat." Just remember the old Roman gladiator address: "We who are about to die, salute you." And live 2009 like you mean it.
December 23rd, 2008, 12:46 PM #6
December 23rd, 2008, 12:49 PM #7
My best resolution for 2009 is to make enough money online so my fiance can "retire" from her job too and we can travel more.
Her resolution? To teach the dog one new trick a month.
Either way, it's cool.
December 23rd, 2008, 01:03 PM #8Originally Posted by Sheri
Good luck with your ex he sounds persistent, but you moved on for a reason! You are awesome all the things you accomplished in 08 were great. Thank you for taking the time to look back and props to you for coming so far.
Happy New Year to everyone! Anyone else have a resolution or a glimpse back to last years?
December 23rd, 2008, 04:32 PM #9
December 23rd, 2008, 04:59 PM #10
My resolution is to execute my site business plan and see if that gets me to my my midrange (at least) traffic and revenue goals.
December 24th, 2008, 12:48 AM #11Originally Posted by KirstenM
December 24th, 2008, 01:13 AM #12
1) Keep getting organized
2) Start marketing APs more based on relationships and less by whims
3) Increase niche stores from 60 to 200
4) Invest in more technology
5) Take my wife to Hawaii
6) Do my part to help clean up and strengthen our industry!
Last edited by Convergence; December 24th, 2008 at 01:22 AM. Reason: added #6
December 24th, 2008, 01:59 AM #13
1. Getting organised more
2. Be regular to the gym
3. Time Management
4. Finally not to repeate the mistakes done in 2008Cheers,
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December 24th, 2008, 02:16 AM #14Originally Posted by Convergence
And make sure they don't know eachother...
December 24th, 2008, 09:55 AM #15
1. Learn Spanish (my husband got me Rosetta Stone last Christmas and all I know is El bebe leche)
2. Lose weight
3. Pursue my degree in graphic arts
4. Donate more, whether it be time or money, to causes I care about
I think that's enough for one year!Dyan Carlson
["My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."- The Dalai Lama
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