NEW YEAR PLANNINGS
When did we just celebrate the new year 2019? When I remember some of the things I did way back in January/February of 2019, they felt just like yesterday! And in few hours the year will be over!
The best time to strategize for 2020 and beyond is now!
Proverbs 21:5 (The message Bible) “Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run;
hurry and scurry puts you further behind”. And beyond the plans and strategies and goal setting and vision boarding, we need to learn from one another on how to achieve our goals, leverage on the power of networking and all these combined with the indispensable power of God’s spirit will set us on the highest frequency ever. These few things will give you an edge in 2020.
LEARN A NEW SKILL
Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. Vernon Howard
HAVE A 12-MONTH GOAL
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you will have any control: now. Denis Waitley
HAVE A CAPITAL ACQUISITION PLAN
What are some of the key projects you would love to do in 2020? Purchase a land, build a house, buy a car, relocate? Now is the time to start planning for it. Even if the resources are not yet available, have your vision cast on stone and the provision will follow suit.
OPEN A SAVINGS ACCOUNT
Everyone arguably has a savings account or other means by which they save; but how many people faithfully save money. Start all over again; initiate a direct deposit to your savings account, sign up for an e-savings account, get involved in trusted thrift or cooperative savings. Let 2020 be your year of much savings.
OPEN AN INVESTMENT ACCOUNT
with as low as 5000naira, you can start an investing in Mutual Funds. Please talk to your Banker.
SPEAK TO A FINANCIAL ADVISER
“Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail;
take good counsel and watch them succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 (Msg)
All you need to experience a shift in your finances is a simple advice from a professional. The cost of it outweighs the consequences of bad financial decisions. Talk to one today
PICK A MENTOR
“A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future and believe it can be obtained” Shawn Hitchcock. Life is a journey, We are men on a tour and we need mentors to guide and show us the way.
SCHEDULE AN END OF YEAR VISIT TO THE DOCTOR
“Take a good care of your body it is the only place you have to live”.Jim Rohn. Ensure you cross into the new year with a clean state of health. Don’t be caught unawares by doctors reports. Blood sugar, Blood pressure, amongst other things we need to frequently check. Take the necessary tests also depending on your age.
SELL UNWANTED ITEMS
Sometimes you have to let things go, so there’s room for better things to come into your life-Awesome quote. Now is the best time to declutter your space. It gives room to breathe!
UPDATE YOUR RESUME
Revisit your resume and update it. Ensure you update your working experiences and recent achievements. A resume is not only needed by those looking for a job; it is a description of who you are; a snapshot of where you have been. Ensure it adequately describes you.
TAKE A STOCK OF YOUR IMMEDIATE CONTACTS/ CONNECTIONS AND MAKE APPROPRIATE DECISIONS
” As you learn who you are, you can better surround yourself with friends who make you a better person, and that sometimes only happens when you disassemble old relationships” Maggie Stiefvater
CREATE A VISION BOARD
Oprah Winfrey says “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe’. A vision board helps you to put on paper what you are able to visualize in your mind and it reminds you of what you are set to achieve.
HAVE A BUDGET
A budget tells your money where to go beyond your feelings do. It’s a navigator for your money. Helps you plan ahead on how to spend money way ahead of time. Having a budget guides you aright.
HAVE A GRATITUDE JAR
Set apart a nice transparent jar and resolve to slipping notes on every good things you encounter on a daily basis. Toss your note into the jar. Anytime you feel discouraged, open our jar and draw strength from the miracles of the past. Be grateful always.
ENJOY A GOOD AWAY TIME WITH YOUR SPOUSE/FIANCÉ
Life could be inundating with its many activities. Take time off before 2020 comes around with your spouse and have a mini honeymoon, vacation, retreat to not only strategize as a couple for the new tear but to all have a good time together. After that, make some good time with your children also.
HAVE A PERSONAL RETREAT AND VISIT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
Trust him for a renewal of strength. In an age where activities (including church activities) have become enormous, we just never lose touch with our maker. Our relationship with him is paramount than any other thing. Study of the word and constant fellowship is a must!
SPLURGE! You have come this far, the hard work, commitments and all; give yourself a good treat before the new year arrives!.
Written By Wunmi Oyesanya
Thank you mama