Happy New Year Leapers!

Margarita and I I just got back from our road trip. Went to spend Christmas with my parents in Arizona and then drove to San Francisco to spend the New Year with friends. Yup! That’s a lot of driving folks…a little more than 5000 km actually!!! Best part of a road trip? Loud music, junk food and “I spy with my little eye”!!!

Needless to say that we are still recovering from the Holidays…and are getting back into our “healthy groove” slowly but surely. The return has been difficult I have to admit.


How about you? Are you still recovering from the holidays and your time off? Or are you rearing to go?

As my friend Craig Jarrow from Time Management Ninja would say…and I thought it was very appropriate with my road trip theme this year:

To get your year started on the right track:

• Check the Rearview Mirror
Now, is the time to look back at what you accomplished in 2012. What were you most proud of? What do you wish you had done better?

• Check Your Instruments
Are your systems and tools ready for another year of action? Do you need to do any tweaks or upgrades before you get started again?

• Scan the Road Ahead
Do you know where you are headed? This is a good time to plan the next few months or quarter.

• Choose Your Goals:
What do you want to accomplish this year? I recommend goal setting that looks 90 days out. Then you can evaluate your progress and correct your course.

• Ensure Your Support System is in Place:
Who is going to help you reach your goals this year? Instead of going it solo, maybe you need to find a partner or mentor to provide additional input, support, or simply advice along your way.

I hope that your year is already in gear and most of all, I wish for 2013 to be your best year yet!

Isabelle 😉