37. The Year Of "Is It Worth It?" + What To Expect in 2017


If you've read my last blog post, you'll know that I don't believe in New Year's Resolutions.

It's true. I don't.

I just believe that resolutions can sometimes set you up for failure.

They sound good on January 1st and I know that you truly have every intention of holding them to be true all year. But, I just believe they're the wrong way to go about thinking about a brand new year.

Think of all the possibilities that are available for you in a new year.

You have a clean slate. A completely new start.

Another chance to do something different.

So, why do we continue to ask for the same things over + over again year after year expecting THIS year to be any different?

For the last few years I've chosen to steer away from resolutions and focus more on a theme.

Last year's theme was to be more selfish.

And so, in everything I did, I put myself first.

Which, isn't something I usually do.

It worked out really beautifully.

I wasn't perfect at it. And there were times I still chose to put others before me.

But it wasn't an unrealistic goal.

It wasn't something I had to post about on social media all the time.

It was just a state of mind I chose to have through each and every day of 2016.

Today's podcast I'm talking about the theme for 2017: "Is it worth it?"

Towards the end of 2016 I caught myself saying "that wasn't worth it" or "man, that was totally worth it!"

And, I couldn't understand why I wasn't asking myself that question BEFORE I acted.

I could see how marvelous the shift would've been if I had.

Also, I'm going to set the expectation for LoDownLiving as a brand in 2017.

This isn't something I've really talked about in the past on the show but, I think it's finally time.

Listen to today's podcast below