best left behind in 2009

14 12 2009

It’s time to start making a list of the things you’d like to leave behind in 2009.

As I shared last year, a few years ago, my hubby and I learned about an incredibly helpful year-end tradition that we’ve embraced. For us, and other folks that aren’t fans of a new years resolution list, making a list of the things you’d like to leave behind in 2009 allows us all to create space for the things we really want to have in our lives in the new year.

Be sure you can print it though, and then on New Year’s Eve say a little “goodbye” to your entire list and do something dramatic with it like burn it in your fireplace, flush it down the toilet, bury it in the sand at the beach or in the dirt in the woods or somewhere other than your backyard (it’ll still be around then).

If you’d like an example I’ve decided to once again share mine (I’ll add to it between now and Dec 31):

Sandy’s best left behind in 2009:

Unconscious people (still working on this weed out from last year)

The excuse that I have no time to work out if I’m writing a book (I’ve joked that you too can write a book if you just stop working out!)

Acquaintances that simply do not demonstrate an interest in creating a quality or meaningful connection

Working without even the opportunity of a few decent windfalls

Netflix (boo hoo!)

Buying things that I can easily just borrow from others

Trying to remain “friends” with people that really don’t have the same core values as I/we do

Hit and runs (read more about this in my book or this post)I'm at a networking event--Now What??? by Sandy Jones-Kaminski

AMEX Rewards plan loyalty

Checking my book ranking on Amazon daily

So, that’s all I have come up with so far, but I am sure they’ll be more and here’s to a very HAPPY 2010! 🙂

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One response

14 12 2009

Great list Sandy. Many of these items are on my list (and/or my wife’s) this year too. Another item on my list of habits “best left behind” this year is “spending undue time worrying about stuff in my business that happens below the top line (revenue).” Things just seem to move faster above the top line (lead generation, branding, new business development) than they do below it.

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