- I sent a new year message to all the people I worked for in 2013, and I told them that my specialization is in MS Excel and they shouldn't consider me for non-Excel jobs. Slightly crazy. But that's what I did in a less direct manner.
- I cancelled my monthly Gold Membership subscription on Audible.com I have so many books I want to re-read or finish. I won't be buying new audiobooks till I'm done.
- I stopped bidding for freelance projects on Guru.com, Elance.com and oDesk.com I'm focusing on the local market. Just as I have defined my niche, I'm also defining my reach.
- I now tell people that I'm not interested in job openings. My current job is going to be the last.
- I'm more frank.
posted by Michael Olafusi , on ,
I remember another one, a much tougher one. In 2007, I made a new year resolution to stop complaining, negatively criticizing and grumbling. It was a tough one. There were lots of things to complain about. And I had already formed a habit of giving stinging criticism. I struggled throughout that year to keep to that resolution. And the struggle crept into 2008. And popped-up occasionally in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In the end I won. And it has been the best new year resolution I have made. I love the new me it made of me.
And so this year I made a new year resolution. A resolution to live a more focused life.
So far these are the steps I've taken:
And so far, I think it's going to be an easy year for me. Resolution-wise.