SSW048 Closing Out 2013 and Welcoming in 2014

Closing Out 2013 and Welcoming in 2014


Close out 2013 and welcome 2014Happiness, gratitude and even success are a choice. A choice WE make. A great way to launch your new year is to close out the old, and set some powerful patterns and intentions to move you forward.


The end of the year is a perfect time to do this. I like to close out the year in a very scheduled, specific way. I actually block time on my calendar to do this in a very thoughtful, organized and  HONEST way.


I love doing a good end of year close out, to acknowledge, appreciate, adjust and anticipate. This releases me from any leftover baggage from what I “didn’t do” and allows me to acknowledge and appreciate myself for what I did do.


This year, I want to introduce you to a slightly different way of closing out the year. Let’s toss out the old regime of mindless goal setting, which often involves nothing more than regurgitating last years unfinished business and goals.


Have you ever done this and come away totally UN-inspired about the task at hand?


Sometimes, we come away from this feeling badly about ourselves, our year in review and what lies before us. Sound familiar?


You know what you want, right? And you want it BAD.


You have aspirations; you have hopes; you take time to write down what you want, and maybe even plot it out. Perhaps you’ve created a bucket list?


You might even feel a deep seeded craving for what it is you want. Do you feel it, taste it, dream about it?


So you make a plan to get it. The top notch A to-do list. You set Quarterly objectives. you plan a Strategy. you set up Accountability. You write down the goals. Except . . . here’s the thing, perhaps the missing piece…


It’s not the goal, really that you are actually chasing. Is it?


Ponder that for a second….then listen in as we go through a different way of setting some goals and plans for the new year!

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EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer

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  1. Thanks for posting this Jackie. I had wanted to do something to refocus going forward into 2014 but was not inspired by the same old – like you said. Just merely setting goals didn’t appeal to me at all. I had what I thought was the best dream and plan for 2013 but very shortly into it the tables turned and life threw me some curve balls that I’m still trying to adjust from. Trying to figure out how to move forward in 2014 has been a challenge. Actions by others in my life interfered with my own direction – my heart was ripped out, my dreams shattered and my life as I knew it was dug up with a shovel and tossed into pile of rubbish that I am still trying to dig myself out of (financially and emotionally). I believe in the attitude of gratitude and thinking positive (I’ve always been more of an optimist than not) so that will be my #1 priority in 2014 – looking for the good and releasing the damage. I’m having to completely re-direct my life going forward than what I had previously imagined (challenging at 56) so hopefully this exercise will help me see the purpose and plan in front of me and guide me on my new journey. Thanks for your motivation Jackie

    • Janice, onward and upward, as they say and there is no better time!

      Focus your energy in a much higher place for 2014 and acknowledge, appreciate and RELEASE 2013!!!

      And, hard as it is, fid the gifts and lessons in it all.

      Here’s to YOU in the New Year!

      EXPECT Success!

      Jackie Ulmer

  2. Hi Jackie,

    Thank you so much for this thoughtful way to close the year and open the new one! I actually never thought of taking the time to review and close the old year first, between that and focusing on the feeling I want for the new year, I’m so excited to get started! Thanks so much and Happy New Year!!

  3. Thank you so much Jackie for your inspiration. I started out my day on a call in with my coach about goal setting and then went on to listening to your podcast. I am so grateful for the people in my life that continue to be there for me, educating me and inspiring me to be hopeful and FEEL THE DREAM! I am now going to start my journal writing as you suggested. I chose to be happy today and everyday! What better way to start 2014 then to end 2013 on a high note! Thank you so much. Hugs(()) Wish you all the Best health, happiness, prosperity in 2014. Thank you also for your blogs, podcasts, wonderful website of abundant helpful information.

  4. Hi Jackie,

    Wonderful podcast. Helping me refocus on the power of focusing on having fun and getting in touch with my feelings.

    It inspired me to write a blog post.

    Take care….Tony

  5. Hi Jackie. Wonderful podcast. It inspired me to write a blog post. Take a look.

  6. Looking for new vehicles that will help us control our financials. No one can take our knowledge, experiences and abilities. Not giving up! Keep on going! Learning from mentors that been there, done it already! Listening from successful people, like Jackie Ulmer! Let us get on board welcoming in 2014! Happy New Year.

  7. I am not one for resolutions. I am short term planning and goal achievement oriented.
    I am re-branding my self and I am only looking forward. What happened in 2013 stays in 2013….Thanks for your guidance and motivation Jackie!

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