Not Another New Year Post …

Not Another New Year Post …

New Year


For many people, the week between Christmas and the new year is a time to rest, relax, get over the Christmas festivities, spend time with friends and family, and get ready to usher in the New Year with the best of intentions.

This is one of my favourite times of every year.

I call this week The Magic Week, because I always get so much done and it’s the perfect time to get the old year sewn up, and prepare for the new year to come.

While most people are chilling out – especially since it’s summer here in Australia – and thinking about their new year resolutions, I’m hard at work finishing the current year and planning for the new one.

And I know I’m not the only one doing this.

Successful go-getters everywhere are doing the same thing.

Many regard the last day of the year as something to get through and endure. They’ve had enough of the old year and they’re eager to start a new year full of promise and potential.

The first day of a new year seems more important than the last day of the old year. After all, you only get one first day every year. But isn’t that true of every day in the year? You only get one of each date every year. You’ll have to wait a full year before that date comes around again – think birthdays and Christmas.

I like the last day of the old year. It gives me a chance to reflect and see where to best make changes in the next year.

But I also like the first day of a new year. There’s nothing quite like seeing 1/01 on your computer clock. Just seeing it there suggests new beginnings and trying a little bit harder in everything you do. It oozes possibility.

I know this gets said, in some form, at the start of every new year, but this one feels different. It feels magical, more so than any other year. They all feel special but this one, I feel, will flow and reveal itself in the most promising and surprising way.

Perhaps it’s just the delightful summer temperatures we’re having. This time of year is, more often than not, stiflingly hot and oppressive. Not many Australians would say January is their favourite time of the year, weatherwise.

But this year is different.

Perhaps it’s because my Magic Week went so smoothly and easily, with that delicious flow we all wish would happen more often.

Perhaps it’s because 2016 is a leap year. We have an extra day to shine.

Perhaps it’s a combination of all those and a few other conditions thrown in for good measure.

Or maybe it’s written in the stars that 2016 will be a year to remember, with the perfect storm of conditions, opportunities and energy to make it the most productive and memorable year ever.

It’s just a feeling, but it’s feelings, and the energy behind them, that can transform into magnificent and life-altering experiences.

And who would say no, thank you to something like that?

So to all my friends, family and clients – and to my future clients, you’ll know who you are soon enough – I wish you a most prosperous new year and may every day be filled with magic, and beauty, and wonderful events and encounters.

We have 366 days this year to make it count. Let’s get to it.

Goodbye 2015 – Helloooo there 2016.



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