Happy New Year, Phase(Two)Nation!
After a wonderful break for the holidays, phase(two)learning is back in full swing for 2015. Not only have I taken a blogging break, but I also enjoyed a near-total “digital detox” – I’ve been laying low on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, clearing the perpetual noise, hanging out with my family and working on some projects. Still busy (the holidays have a funny way of keeping things hopping!), but blissful.
What did I learn upon re-entering social society?
- Twitter is still Twitter
- Facebook is still Facebook
- LinkedIn is still LinkedIn
So, here we are. It’s 2015. Lots of big things are on the horizon for yours truly this year, both professionally and personally. I’ve pounced on a terrific new day job opportunity that is overflowing with promise (more on that in an upcoming post). Speaking at ATD TechKnowledge next week (!). My daughter is turning 18 in a few weeks – she is graduating from high school and starting college this year (which turns me into an emotional wreck just thinking about it). And if that isn’t enough, I have a pretty big birthday milestone waiting for me in September….gulp.
In the midst of all of these big things, it could be easy to forego the New Year’s Resolution attempt – but I won’t, because learning and growing doesn’t stop simply because we’re busy, amiright? My friend Brian from Train Like a Champion had a recent post about committing to a one-word resolution. I like his succinct concept.
Here are my resolutions; maybe not one-word, but succinct nonetheless:
1. Build stronger relationships.
2. Give more than I take.
3. Learn by doing.
Pretty simple, really, but pretty important stuff. These are goals that translate in both personal and professional settings. Hold me accountable, Phase(Two)Nation!
2015 is going to be a great year…thanks for coming along for the ride! In the next few posts, you’ll learn what a nail salon taught me about 70-20-10, get a recap from ATD TechKnowledge, and hear about my Adventures in Onboarding at the new day job…you don’t want to miss it!
Your turn: What are your resolutions for 2015? What are you hoping to learn/achieve/do this year? Tell me about it in the comments section – I’d love to hear what you’re working on!
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Viva Las Vegas, baby!
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