Learning to chart her own course. (c) H. Morse 2012
Learning to chart her own course. (c) H. Morse 2012

Well, here we are. First day back in the office after a holiday break. We have 363 days of potential ahead of us.

What are we going to do with all that potential?

How about start by thinking a bit about 2012. How’d it go?? Here’s a post I wrote last year, So how was your year? to aid you in doing a quick reflection.

I’ll tell you one thing, for me and the Sport’s Dude, there were some bumps in the road and surprises we just never anticipated as I sat around and wrote my first post of 2012, Where’d ya go??

Some of those surprises were welcomed; and others sent us for a loop and really impacted our lives and careers.

While everyone knows I am not a huge fan of multi-paged marketing and business plans (A simple marketing plan for 2010 and A Daily Resolution), I do think you have to have a good idea of where you are headed so that when you are broad-sided by life, you can course correct as quickly as possible; or when the winds of change take you in a new direction, you can make an easy adjustment to your sails for smoother sailing.

There is no one right or wrong way. It’s what works for you that counts. You just need to figure out what works for you.

I wish every one of you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

I also wish you the flexibility to traverse those bumps in the roads and detours, which you will surely face, with patience, humor and curiosity.

I don’t know where my life will be on December 31, 2013, but I know where it is today.

So, just for today I will:

  • clean out my in-box;
  • follow up with that partner on his conference;
  • finish that proposal;
  • draft that blog post;
  • hit the gym.

That seems like a good plan for today.