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What are your 2016 work/career New Years resolutions?

One of mine is to get in shape. "But wait," you say, "that's a personal New Years resolution." 

Given how much time and energy I spend on the job, it would be huge for me to feel healthier at work.

New Years resolutions may be considered a little uncool, because the whole term implies a January effort. Instead, look at it like a good excuse to do something new and productive... like Spring cleaning.

What are your 2016 career/work resolutions?

 

Answers

Shanita Hall
Title: Treasury Management Officer
Company: PNC Bank
(Treasury Management Officer, PNC Bank) |

Work-Life Balance. I agree that getting in shape and eating healthy is always a personal goal, but it can also be a professional goal as well. I mean....how good are you to an employer, CEO, or Owner of a company if you are not healthy and do not have the energy level to get the work done? Not taking care of self equates to burn out, lack of production, discontentment, and additional sick days, etc. over time. So living a healthy lifestyle is critical for everyone no matter what role you play in life. With this being said, my 'life-long' goal will always be to live healthy, to take the time to smell the roses, walk, exercise, do yoga, or whatever it takes to allow me to maintain my mental sharpness, to enjoy my work, and to be the best 'me' that I can be in all aspects of my life.

Anonymous
(Tax/Business Consultant) |

Personal: No more NY's resolutions! Simple ;)

Business: Work-Life balance. Always separate the two.

A company pay you to work but you still have a "personal life" as you're Not a 'slave' or 'indentured servant' of any sorts to your company.

Not having a social life means that you don't have a life and you treat friends/family members like adversary (i.e. harshly as you may do in business]. Friends/family don't need that garbage. Also, not taking personal time for yourself means you're not taking care of yourself [physically, mentally (psychologically & emotionally)] and can lead to burn out if not worse conditions.

The exception are business owners but the SAME principle applies even to them for separating their business and personal lives.

Ross Anderson, CPA, MBA
Title: Controller
Company: TFS Capital
(Controller, TFS Capital) |

Finish paying off all my debts besides our mortgage, contribute 15% of our income to retirement, and take over as the sole person in Finance.

Randy Moore
Title: CFO
Company: SJB Bagel Makers
(CFO, SJB Bagel Makers) |

Pretty much the same here except I have no desire to be the sole person in finance. That would mean we have retrenched (and have nobody left to share the blame).
I am within 15 months of mortgage retirement and then a few more years until I am no longer enslaved by the paycheck.

Chris Shumate
Title: Accounting Manager
Company: Dominion Development Group, LLC
LinkedIn Profile
(Accounting Manager, Dominion Development Group, LLC) |

I am blessed in that I have a good balance between work and life. My employer works us hard but doesn't expect 50+ hour weeks. I'm checking out the landscape in 2016 to see if there's something available that isn't debit and credit related to give me a wider degree of experience. I'm also checking the landscape to see if there's a higher level in corporate accounting that I can get into. I love my job, but I'm starting to get stuck in a rut.

I'm shifting more focus in 2016 to my writing endeavours also.

Just like Anonymous said above, no more New Year's resolutions. I'm going for a 2016 personal growth plan.

EMERSON GALFO
Title: CFO
Company: C-Suite Services
LinkedIn Profile
(CFO, C-Suite Services) |

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