Happy New Year's from The Corporate Playbook, What Are Your New Years Resolutions?
What are some of your resolutions for the coming year?
Did you know that the top five resolutions for the general population include: losing weight, exercising more often, quitting smoking, being more fiscally responsible and finding a better job. However, according to PR Web, while 45 percent of people make New Year's resolutions, only eight percent are actually successful in achieving their goals. As a busy athletic professional, finding the time to keep your resolutions can become even more difficult.
Here are some tips from The Corporate Playbook to make your resolutions hold true in 2010:
Make Realistic Resolutions:
For example, if its been a while since you have seen the inside of a gym or even thought about the word "exercise", joining a gym in January may not be the best start to your new year! Healthy lifestyles can be created through bettereating habbits,work environmentandultimately better decisions. So start with baby steps like exercising at home one or two days a week, then build up to longer, more frequent workouts and then take that next step to get back in the gym. Hitting goals along the way will encourage you to continue rather than hit the wall and crash!
Make Continuing Education A Priority:
Continuing Education can help you get to the next level of your career. Whether its taking additional classestowards your MBA, learning through new seminars and or reading new books of interest, you should always be looking for new ways to gain knowledge. Continue to sharpen your self and your focus on anew careerorupward promotionwill follow.
Take A Vacation:
You work hard with long hours. Reward yourself with a trip to a new country or destination you've always wanted to visit, take some time to see your family or get away with friends or family so you canrecharge, priortize and gain energyfor the year to come.
As we have said recently in ournewsletter articles, you should focus on what to doafter an interviewto optimize your new job opportunities. Let your prospective employers know you want this job. Reiterate your excitement about being hired. Andcall your referencesto let them know that someone will be reaching out to them.
By following some of these simple steps, we hope your 2010 can be better than 2009 and we wish you the best in the New Year to Come!
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I’m the Chief Sales Officer at The Corporate Playbook LLC, www.thecorporateplaybook.com
The Corporate Playbook was created by athletes for athletes our mission is to connect former athletes with growing organizations. Through our innovative website we have career coaching tools, career search tools, Direct Placement opportunities & personalized profiles/networking opportunities (think Myspace meets Monster.com but for athletes only). My experience also includes: Recruiting for Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare, finance, pharmaceutical and advertising industries as a Director of Development with JobPlex, Inc. I’ve also served as a District Sales Manager for Yellow Book, USA. My focus was on hiring, developing and mentoring. Working on the hiring sides of a sales organization, I bring a tangible real world perspective to the challenges faced by today’s hiring mangers. I'm a graduate of the University of Louisville with a B.A. in Communications. As a football letterman at the UofL, I was appointed to the athletic director’s honor role, while winning back to back conference championships and competing in four bowl games & a recipient of the Johnny Unitas Scholar Athlete Award.