It’s that time of year again. Here we go with the vision board parties, the goal setting brunches, resolutions, prophecies, and bae goals…so cliché. As a Business and Life Coach, and Global Strategist, I’m always encouraging people to be the best, live their best life, and do their best all year round. This was the objective behind my recently concluded Good Life Global 14 City, 5 Country Tour. However, it would be irresponsible of leaders like myself, if we don’t advise those who follow our work, and with due diligence provide them with understanding about what makes a new goal work. If we don’t, we will have no place in the ‘new’ space.

Yes, gents and dolls, a new year does not equate to a new season if the time hasn’t changed. What time? The time you take to be jealous, to hate, to be ungrateful, to be lazy – to be negative instead of being grateful. If that time doesn’t change, neither will the season. A new year does not equate to a new you if nothing about you internally and intentionally changes. New is not something external. A new beau does not make you new – a new house or car, a new vision on the vision board, none of that will either. We must realize that nothing changes until we do. One of my mentors always reminds me that people are and will never be my problem. When you change, not only does your circle change, but your goals, your future, and the way people treat you will also change. So, are you really wanting to experience a new you this New Year? Change you!

One of the ways you can change is to move beyond repeating religious and motivational rhetoric and actually practice consistent actions to support your words. Ok! You have prayed and fasted, now will you follow through on the instructions you received in prayer? Will you leave the vision board behind and actually create objectives and strategies to help you achieve your goals? Much of what we do in vision board parties is nothing short of coveting others for their houses, cars, careers, and baes.

This is why I’m super excited to join my Business Consulting client, Terisha Bennett-Lee as a speaker at her Anti-Vision- Board Party, February 2nd in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It’s time for us to use multifaceted approaches, which appeal to more than just the eyes. It’s time to dig deeper – mind, body, soul – in order to become desperate for change and to be the change.

Now that’s how you will be a new you in the new year.


This feature was submitted by Joan Wright Good.

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