Make 2019 Your Stretch Year

Stretch your goals, skills, ambition... your life.

Close your eyes and follow along here for a minute.  It’s a new year. Where does your mind go when you think about that? 

Perhaps you’ve made a resolution or two.  You might be considering a new hobby, making a few changes around the house, taking a trip here or there. Or, maybe you’re settling in with “same old” syndrome, constrained by your own thinking that for whatever reasons your new year will look much like past years.

What if, instead, you were to start out with a blank canvas?  No excuses.  No self-imposed limitations.  Nothing holding you back but yourself.


What if you were to make this your stretch year? 

Here’s how it works.  In every aspect of life, stretch yourself a little further each day.  Your career.  Family time.  Personal health.  Home projects you want to tackle and complete.  Hobbies.  Friendships.  Diet.  Exercise.  Do something –- a bit more every day, no matter how small –– and see how differently the new year might unfold.

The expectation is not overnight miracles.  It’s that you gradually change your mindset from “I can’t” and “It’s not worth the time or energy” to “I can be better or do better than this”.

In his book, Can’t Hurt Me, David Goggins, the only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller (and whose early years were ruled by poverty, prejudice and physical abuse) writes about looking into what he calls his Accountability Mirror.  “Tell yourself the truth!  That you’ve wasted enough time, and that you have other dreams that will take courage to realize...” “Tell the truth about the real reasons for your limitations and you will turn that negativity, which is real, into jet fuel.... There is no more time to waste.  Hours and days evaporate like creeks in the desert.”

That means starting now... today... to stretch yourself to see where it can take you.  The sheer fact that you’re trying puts you ahead of the crowd. 

At Lenox, we’re here to help you get beyond feeling stuck in your career, personal skills development and in achieving your financial aspirations.  Our individual and family coaching services are one more way we help you FUND A LIFE YOU LOVE™.

If you’re ready to discuss financial, business, career and life planning that will allow you to Fund a Life You Love®, we’d love to tell you more.  Let’s talk.  It’s your tomorrow. Call us for a complimentary 1-hour review.  Call 513.618.7080 or visit to Fund a Life You Love.

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