by Patrick Kelly, Best Year Yet® Partner

In our aim to achieve our Best Year Yet®, a close knit circle of supporters and allies can be critical. This may take the form of family members, friends, and coaches. I propose the simile of storks preparing for long-distance travel. As they leave the ground, they fly wingtip to wingtip, watching one another, for the one that hits the thermal: the one that lifts the entire flock to higher air and saves energy for the long voyage.

by Cathey Stamps, Best Year Yet® Partner and VP of Marketing & Communications

My partner has a saying that helps me keep myself from getting caught up in the stress, drama and weighty-ness of work situations – “We’re not saving lives here.” It’s a great reminder that I don’t need to put too much stress on myself over the little things. Since I have stepped into my role at Best Year Yet®, I have a different perspective on that saying.

by Cindy Bostick, Best Year Yet® Partner

I believe that until we take full responsibility for what shows up in our life, we will stifle creativity, passion, and the potential to breathe life into our dreams.

by Diana Baysinger,  Best Year Yet® Partner and Trainer

Those of us who have created our Best Year Yet® plans are familiar with the phrase The Moment of Change. This moment happens after Question 4 of our 10-question process that leads to the one-page plan for the year.  When we identify our most limiting belief about ourselves and release the energy that has held us back from reaching our true potential, we experience a moment of change.

By Audrey Taylor, Best Year Yet® Partner

When I learned that this series of Best Year Yet® articles was about the shift from a self-centered reality to one devoted to helping those around us and beyond, this idea of serving others rang true for me. For me, service offers a heart-centered experience, one that comes from our willingness to give our gifts and talents in unconditional support for the highest and best in another person.

by Karen Morey, Best Year Yet® Partner and Director of Training

“I have come to the realization that my job is all-consuming. Between my job and my family, I have no other life!”

I was meeting with a woman who was a member of a leadership team I was coaching and she had just completed her own individual Best Year Yet plan as part of the program.  Although I had not had this discussion with her before, her words sounded familiar.

By Donna King, Best Year Yet® Partner

I was traveling with the President of our company on a flight from Boston to New York after giving a client presentation. I was physically and mentally exhausted.  I had worked around the clock to get this presentation prepared and perfect. The presentation was a success!

After waiting for just the right moment, the president said, “The client is worried about you and is not sure you can continue on the account.” I was dumb-founded and devastated.