4 Things You Can Do Differently in 2018

Posted in News, Insights, Motivational, Emotional Intelligence

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, I want to share some things you can do differently to make the New Year your best year ever! Writing down your goals for 2018 will increase your success!

4 Things You Can Do Differently in 2018, Marshall Connects

When it comes to 2018 our goal is simple - be more productive, and make a difference.  Here are some suggestions that you may want to add to your New Year Resolutions, they can make a significant difference in your life.

Finding clarity is vital.

Knowing what you want in life is essential, so be sure to define your wants and needs, and take time to reflect on what truly makes you happy!

Self-awareness is necessary. 

As I highlight in my presentations and coaching sessions, strong self-awareness is necessary for success. A lack of it will limit your potential. Self-awareness not only helps you to understand your strengths and areas of development, it provides insight into thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and motivation.

Exercise self-compassion often. 

Self-compassion is defined as extending compassion to one's self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering. It’s about taking care of yourself and knowing you’re enough.

So often we attempt to reinvent ourselves at the beginning of a New Year. We’re hardwired to focus on the negative, the things we don’t do well. We need to learn to be gentle with ourselves. Our performance is not enhanced when we are self-critical. Practicing self-compassion can reduce stress and assist us in moving forward more positively.

Celebrate achievements along the way. 

While being focused on achieving our goals is essential to success, so is celebrating the small achievements along the way.

There are numerous ways to always keep success in the top drawer of our mind including using visual reminders, making your goals public, and highlighting small achievements in a journal. By leveraging our strengths, we’ll enhance our overall development, and be in a mindset to celebrate each small step we take toward our goal of becoming more effective and making a difference. 

Let’s start (or continue) to shine a spotlight on our strengths in the New Year, and stay away from negativity. Make sure you reach your goals in 2018!

>> More Motivational Reads Here

Are you Emotionally Intelligent?

Sign up for Linda’s monthly tips to build your Emotional Intelligence and reduce Emotional Hijacking!

We’re proud to say we’ve done some wonderful work with some wonderful community-minded organizations.

  • Pearson Dunn Insurance Inc.

  • Budds' BMW Hamilton

  • Hamilton Arts Council

  • Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Mohawk College

  • OBIA

  • Physique Fitness


  • McMaster University - Student Success Centre

  • Hamilton Family Health Team

  • AllerGen
  • Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair Ltd.
  • Nielsen
  • PCL Construction
  • Royal Bank
  • Wesley Urban Ministries
  • North Hamilton Community Health Centre