life lately series. december 2015.
watching…NBC’s The Wiz Live! — I absolutely loved it. I grew up watching the 70’s movie version with Diana Ross as Dorothy and Michael Jackson as the scarecrow. It’s a classic and one of my favorite movies. The whole cast was fabulous. Watch both the live version and the movie if you get a chance!
planning…for what’s to come. Starting by setting goals for 2016 via Lara Casey’s Make it Happen Powersheets.
eating…all the holiday food. Breakfasts, buffets, and several potlucks are all on the calendar. The yearly holiday gifts of assorted chocolates are already starting to trickle in at the office. Anticipating a few extra pounds, I’ve already bought new workout gear to motivate me once January hits.
reading…the amazing book ‘Grit to Great’ by Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval. Written by two inspiring ad execs, this book is full of encouragement to help anyone achieve their goals. Reading this book gave me a much-needed kick in the pants and inspired me to start working on some exciting new ventures for the upcoming year. No time like the present.
The book provided wonderful anecdotes from the authors’ lives and experiences in the advertising in world, in addition to inspiring tales of real people who have experienced tough situations. The common thread is grit. Persevering through in order to achieve your dreams and goals. One of my favorite take-aways from the book was this nugget. “Passion isn’t sustained by a fantasy or a dream — it needs a destination and guidance.”
I loved how the stories were interesting and encouraging. Reading about strong women who have achieved what others’ thought they couldn’t definitely kept my attention. Nothing like a bit of motivation to keep you going towards your goals. This book is a great and easy read, I definitely recommend it for going into the new year.
Three ways to help bring out your inner grit:
- Pursue your passion and never quit.
- Surround yourself with a team that will push you.
- Set goals with an actionable plan to hold yourself accountable.
Disclaimer: “I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this book review.”
buying…holiday gifts! I’ve pulled together my list of top gifts to help you shop. Check back next week for the list!
preparing…to launch something BIG. Ready to be on team no sleep for the next few months!
celebrating…the most wonderful time of year. Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love the scents (NEST Holiday candle, anyone?), the sounds, and all of the hustle and bustle. It’s about celebrating Jesus [the reason for the season] and being around friends and family.
Wishing you all an early Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, & Happy New Year!
Can’t believe December is here! This year has flown by!