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Elizabeth Hagen's SavvyBIZ
January 2015
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Straight Ahead 
Dear Elizabeth,

I got a new paper-based planner for 2015. It's called the 'My iBloom 2015 Life & Business Planner'. While my Outlook calendar which syncs to my iPhone is my go-to calendar I wanted a paper-based planner to do long term planning.  I fell in love when I saw the iBloom planner.  It is colorful, feminine, and includes Bible verses. What could be better?

In the 'My 2015 Plan' section the creator talks about having a theme for the year.  Many years in the past I've had a theme but have not the past few years.  I started thinking about my theme and what I want 2015 to be all about for myself and my business. I couldn't come up with one.

Last week Bruce and I were driving to Orange City, IA to see my precious 90-year-old mom.  I brought along my planner to do, well, some planning!  I started talking to Bruce about a theme for the year.  As I read to him what the planner gave as ideas my theme came to me.

Be present.

Yes, that's it. It may sound simple but this is huge. What if I were really, I mean really, present in every aspect of my life.  I like to think I am all ready but I know there are many times I'm not.
I need to listen to Bruce more often

As I was talking to Bruce about this I asked if he had a theme for the year. He said "I've never had a theme."

Ok, what about for 2015?"

He was quiet for a few minutes and then he said "Straight ahead."

Now it was my turn to think for a few minutes.  Yes, straight ahead.  Genius.

He then asked me "Elizabeth, do you know what happens when you back at the past?"
"You stop."

I don't know if wiser words were ever spoken.
Elizabeth, no more looking back.  It's time to look straight ahead.

When you find yourself stopping think of Bruce saying in a very stern voice "Straight ahead".

By the way, in case you are wondering what my shirts says it's "Luxury Item".  Yes, that's me!
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For many a huge resolution for the New Year is to get in shape.  A noble goal.

But, there needs to be a mindshift change before you can accomplish this goal.


You need to believe you are worthy of taking time for yourself.

One of the audio recordings in my SavvyBIZ PLace online community is "Beat the Guilt of Taking Care of Yourself First" found in the Personal section.   

Would you like the audio recording but you are not a SavvyBIZ Place member yet?  Well, let's take care of that! Please go to this page and your membership is my gift to you!  

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