5 steps to start fresh at any time during the year!

  • List your Top 5 challenges from the past year (or month)
  • List why it was challenging for you
  • Now put down how long this has been a challenge for you.
  1. In Debt — Feels like a burden — whole life
  2. Overweight — Frustrating — past three years
  3. Fighting with partner — Like I’m not being heard — 4 months
  4. CoWorker who isn’t on the same page as the rest of the team — frustrated — 2 years
  • For each item on your list, ask yourself: What is a possible solution to this challenge?
  • Use your intuition when creating or thinking of this possible solutions.
  • Now list things you have tried in the past that haven’t worked for you. “What have I tried in the past that hasn’t worked?”
  • Possible Solution: Hire a financial coach.
  • Past Efforts: Complaining and wishing.
  • Possible Solution: Go to doctor and look at what changed in my life 3 years ago to cause weight gain. Address that life change and begin to work with them around relationship with food and exercise.
  • Past Efforts: A few weeks of dieting but quit
  • Possible Solution: Explore what happened 4 months ago that sparked the communication issues. Visit a family or couples therapist.
  • Past Efforts: It wasn’t an issue in the past.
  • Possible Solution: Become very clear about the exact issues I have with the person and see if it’s my issue or theirs. (who’s responsibility is it?) Work on the things that I am responsible for and let go of the need to dwell on what I can’t control and the things that are not my responsibility.
  • Past Efforts: Complaining with other coworkers.
  1. Do the above exercise.
  2. Honestly assess if you are ready to address these challenges in your life. If not, you’re going to be in the same place this time next year. If yes….
  3. Commit to yourself and your future but doing something different.
  4. Ask for Help: Enlist the help of a coach, trainer, read a book about the subject. But stop trying to do it on your own if you’re not getting any where. Especially if this is an issue that has been a lifetime in the making.



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Flora Sage

Flora Sage


Helping Women Biz Owners make more money by helping them clarify their message! Business Mentor & Financial Coach.