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What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

  • 1.  What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

    Posted Dec 31, 2017 12:46 PM

    Happy New Year, ladies! Here's to a year full of determination, hard work, learnings from failure, celebrations of success!

    I found this great post and idea on Leaders In Heels and had to share it here:

    We all know New Year's resolutions like 'lose weight' or 'exercise more' tend to be quickly forgotten. So here's our challenge for you: what is one big goal you're resolving to work toward this year? Something meaningful to you, that speaks to your WHY.

    Share yours with us in the comments, we'd love to hear all about what you want to achieve this year!



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    Holly Kutil ~ NAVUG All-Star
    American Ring/Business Intelligence Dir.
    Solon, OH 44139

    **Great Lakes Chapter**
    ♥♥ Women In Dynamics ♥♥
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  • 2.  RE: What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

    Posted Jan 02, 2018 09:05 AM
    ​I resolve to make a difference in someone's life that I work with. I believe in "pay it forward" and if I focus on making a difference for others good things will happen - and perhaps feeling better will fuel more from others.

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    Debra Edlund-Lopez
    Microsoft Alliance Manager
    FPX
    Minneapolis MN
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  • 3.  RE: What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

    Posted Jan 02, 2018 10:27 AM
    Professionally, I want to encourage, lead and support my team to the best of my abilities. As a new supervisor, I have many things to learn but will strive to do my best and continue to grow and succeed.

    Personally, I want to be more organized so I can enjoy more of my time. By organizing my time and "chores" and other tasks, I will be able to spend more time fishing, hunting, camping and just relaxing with my family.

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    Aleiha Hanson
    IT Manager
    Royal Basket Trucks, Inc
    Darien WI
    GPUG Milwaukee Chapter Leader
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  • 4.  RE: What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

    Posted Jan 03, 2018 10:00 AM
    Better Work/Life balance.

    I am fortunate enough to work from home. I don’t have the “home distracts me from work” problem. I have the “work keeps me from home” problem. Need to get better at calling it a day.

    I love my job, but need a better balance or I won’t be healthy enough to do it. I am not getting any younger (working on an app for that ;-) )

    Cynthia Priebe

    Sent from my iPhone




  • 5.  RE: What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

    Posted Jan 02, 2018 09:43 AM
    My resolution this year is to be more 'Present' in the things I do and focus on productive behavior.  For example, this past year I found myself just zoning out and playing Candy Crush, a lot.  This year I have resolved to only allow myself to play when I am walking on the treadmill (physically productive).  Evening downtime that I would have normally spent playing the game will be spent reading, an activity I love and is far more mentally stimulating and rewarding than matching together like colored candy images.  Yesterday alone  I went grocery shopping, sewed a fleece pullover for one of my dogs and read almost halfway through The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls (loving the book so far by the way).

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    Jody Cronk
    Inventory Accountant
    Sutphen Corporation
    Dublin OH
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  • 6.  RE: What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

    Posted Jan 02, 2018 10:52 AM
    ​My goal in 2018 is to find inner Peace.  2016 and 17 were full of a lot of turmoil professionally and personally which put me out of balance, stressed and emotional.  While there are no guarantees that 2018 will be more calm and settled, I have committed to myself to find my own peace with it all and not get wrapped around the issues that arise so easily.


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    Sherry Moran ~ AXUG All-Star
    SR Business Systems Analyst
    Key Technology, Inc
    Walla Walla WA
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  • 7.  RE: What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

    Posted Jan 04, 2018 02:24 PM
    ​A career change. Our company is laying off 70% of employees and relocating to the Midwest. I am taking this opportunity to evaluate my next career move and move on to better things!

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    Michele Foster
    Sr. Manager, G&A Applications
    Depomed, Inc.
    Newark CA
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  • 8.  RE: What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

    Posted Jan 03, 2018 08:25 AM
    Professional and Personal - To break the negative thought habits I allow myself to fall into which hold me back from achieving goals. Also, to push myself to learn something new each day.

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    Cassandra Eagleton
    Information System Developer
    Capital Lighting Fixture Co
    Flowery Branch, GA
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  • 9.  RE: What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

    Posted Jan 03, 2018 12:51 PM
    My professional goal is growth in my job and learn new skills.
    Personally, I want to downsize. This includes my house, monthly bills and debit. I'm try to cut out excessive expenses and focus on family fun experiences.

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    Sarah Gabriel
    Assistant Inventory Manager
    Kai USA Ltd
    Tualatin OR
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  • 10.  RE: What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

    Posted Jan 04, 2018 11:27 AM
    ​Hello,
    Mine is to remember that worry is not productive at all. I need to let my worries be with Jesus and have him direct my steps. I also want to help people grow. Whether it is on a personal level or a professional level. If I do that, I know I will just be a more well rounded person both in my personal relationships and professional relationships.

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    Karen Rodakowski
    NAV System Specialist/Project Manager
    MBI Energy Services
    Belfield ND
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  • 11.  RE: What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

    Posted Jan 04, 2018 06:06 PM

    If you fail to plan - you plan to fail!



    Make a difference, Pay it forward, Encourage, Lead team better, Organize, Plan, Present, Focused, Home/Family,Balance, Peace, Continuous improvement, Lean Living, Positivity, these are all great things I am hearing but now you need a plan.  Maybe you can not see the big picture yet and maybe you can, but get a plan, if you can not see it in its entirety, get step one nailed down.  Share your plan, post it on your mirror, fridge some where that it is constantly before you, reminding you you have a goal and a plan.  While you are working on step one, think about step two and so on....If you post it on here, I am going to ask you how it is going each month - so be ready with an answer.

    Praying your reach your goals and beyond this year! 
    _____________________________________________________________________
    My Goals and Step 1:
    O365 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate\Step 1:  Enroll in Certification Course
    Dynamics Professional Certification\Step 1:  Study 1 area each week in January

    Improve productivity and efficiency\Step 1:  Use my planner/calendar for everything

    Make my family time count\Step 1:  Be on VACA Next week
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    Remember:  If you are coasting.........
                                                                      you
                                                                             are
                                                                                    going
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                                                                                                           hill!



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    Holly Kutil ~ NAVUG All-Star
    American Ring/Business Intelligence Dir.
    Solon, OH 44139

    **Great Lakes Chapter**
    ♥♥ Women In Dynamics ♥♥
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  • 12.  RE: What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

    Posted Jan 05, 2018 10:00 AM
    Edited by Ginny Lebeck Jan 05, 2018 10:01 AM
    Hi all,
    Great thread - very inspiring and I love all the wonderful tips to get a great start to 2018! Mine is to practice more mindfulness - it seems to be the buzz word as of late but such fantastic benefits that I want to give it a try - can just take 3 minutes a day to de-stress and step back and breathe. A friend of mine shared this link with me to get an idea of what it is - from a Ted Talk: 30 seconds to mindfulness | Phil Boissiere | TEDxNaperville


    I also love the below quote which I have on a post-it note on my computer! :)




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    Ginny Lebeck
    Member Engagement
    Dynamic Communities
    Lorton VA
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  • 13.  RE: What is one big goal you're resolving to work toward in 2018?

    Posted Jan 05, 2018 10:45 AM
    I turn the big 50 in 2018 and am going to go skydiving around my birthday, so my goal is going to be the standard lose weight (I cannot do tandem unless I lose weight).  I joined a Kickboxing gym, so trying to have actions to force me to the goals.  Going to be Fabulous at Fifty!

    Professionally, I really just want to continue moving forward with my communication in the sales area and being more diplomatic for sales and implementation, but still have my core Midwest friendly personality (which I have lost a bit by working on the East coast with NYC clients).


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    Shirley Adams
    AKA Enterprise Solutions
    New York NY
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