Is This the Year To Kick Guilt Ridden New Years Resolutions to the Curb?

Small Business Coach Strategist Maria Marsala
Even with the best of intentions, New Year’s resolutions come and go. For many, they end up causing more stress and guilt than they’re worth. Instead, read on to learn about a simple and easy way to keep yourself focused throughout the entire year; Personal Themes.

In general, themes are uplifting.

Have you ever gone to a birthday party and asked people to bring gifts with a “garden” or “fishing” theme? I know someone who asked people to bring something they made themselves! What wonderful ideas and lots of fun, too!

A Personal Theme can help you get what you want out of life, too. Anyone who is purposefully growing can be helped considerably by having a terrific support network. Well, themes are another part of a person’s support structure, the part that comes from the inside. When you create a theme for the year (or month, or quarter), and use that theme, you will be automatically pushed forward toward your goals.

Why? Your theme helps keep you focused by providing you with a starting point during your decision making process. So important are themes, that creating one is the first of 24 steps towards creating a strong “Personal Foundation,” a personal development program that many coaches offer their clients.

Personal Themes can be a few words or even one word to describe what you want to accomplish for the year. What’s important is, once created, it inspires you into action and is easy to remember.

Write you write your theme on index cards and place them strategically around your home and office. A theme located near your mirror or designed on a poster for your office is a quick reminder of what you want to manifest.

Some examples of personal themes are…

  • Forgive.
  • I’m worth it!
  • Financial freedom here I come!
  • Move’n on.
  • Have fun, fun, fun in all I do!
  • Put down roots.
  • Be present, present be.
  • Be a successful me.
  • Big leaps of faith
  • Action, action, action
  • Enjoying all I have


Examples of business themes are…

  • Do it or dump it.
  • Time is valuable.
  • Prosperity first.
  • Move’n on.
  • No more Lone Ranger.
  • Ask for help, even when you don’t need it.
  • Free is not me.

Some options for theme creating are:

  • Your personal yearly theme
  • A family theme.
  • A theme for a project.
  • A theme for a party or event.
  • An Office theme.
  • Theme for client aquisition.
  • Your theme ideas here.

Today, right this moment, is a great time to create your yearly themes for the next 12-months. Tell me what yours will be! Leave a comment on this blog.

© 2010, Updated 2011 As an unstoppable business strategist and former Wall Street trader, Maria Marsala specializes in helping independent accountants, financial advisors and insurance brokers increase their productivity and production. For 20 years on The Street, she helped financial professionals sell more and secure loyal clients. Today, she helps her clients attract higher-quality clients and grow their businesses to serve their lives – not the other way around. Uncover the areas of your business screaming for your immediate attention and those that deserve a big hurrah! Request Maria’s Empire Builder Kit (free) at Elevating Your Business

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