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Ep. 33 – You Don’t Need to Start the New Year With a Blank Slate

A Few Thoughts About Why You Don’t Need to Start the New Year with a Blank Slate

As we close out the year, many of us are bombarded with the message of a fresh start, start over, or start the New Year with a blank slate. 

But do you really need to wipe away everything you’ve learned and all the hard fought lessons we’ve fought in the previous year? 

In this week’s podcast episode, “You Don’t Need to Start the New Year with a Blank Slate,” I’m sharing a few thoughts about this and why starting over isn’t always the best approach.

The Selah Entrepreneur Podcast - Episode 33 - You Don't Need to Start the New Year Out With a Blank Slate and Here's What To Do Instead

I’m sharing why I’m not wiping the slate clean and taking the lessons I learned forward with me. 

We look at three compelling reasons why starting with a clean slate isn’t the answer. 

  • I’ve learned hard lessons, good lessons, growing lessons in the previous year. 
  • I don’t want to create and explore new, I want to go all in on what I learned this year
  • Starting over takes way too much mental, physical and emotional energy. 

What to do instead? 

I’m sharing two simple steps we can take instead and share a practical and gentle approach for moving into the new year with intention and gratitude.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea of starting over and eager to approach the new year with a sense of continuity and growth, this episode is for you.

Listen to the full episode on The Selah Entrepreneur Podcast to discover why starting the new year with a blank slate might not be the best approach and how important it is to acknowledge your progress and lessons learned in 2023.

A Word of the Year can become a foundational pillar for goal setting and helping us reach those goals. Marta Goertzen host of The Selah Entrepreneur Podcast


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