There are a lot of holiday traditions that my family observes and I know the same is true for you. But I want to tell you about one that has come to have a lasting impact on our family and our kids.
For the past three years we’ve gathered together to do a little soul searching and goal setting. We choose a day between Christmas and New Year that works for all of us. I make a big pot of soup and we share some special chocolate candy, but the main focus is working through a mini-course called 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. We crash-course it in just an afternoon, even though it’s designed for five days.
This year marks our fourth time to do the course together and I’m looking forward to it. But it’s not just me looking forward to it, even the older kids have started anticipating this.
That’s my family in that photo. Well, the kids anyway. As you can see, our family has grown up and we’ve got teens and young adults now. Parenting older kids and launching young adults into the world is not for the faint of heart!
And that’s a huge reason why I really love doing 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever with them. It gives us a way to teach them how to think through all the important life decisions that they’re dealing with at this point in their lives. As situations come up throughout the year, we’re able to point them back to what we learned in the course and to the goals they set.
This is not about setting resolutions. It’s about getting clear on where you are, where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. And it’s not just for families. It’s designed more as a solo activity. I bought it the first year thinking I would do it by myself, but I decided to ask Jim and our oldest daughter to join me. She was 21 years old at the time and engaged to be married.
We got so much out of the course, that I bought it the next year and the next. I just hit purchase again for the fourth time.
If you’re looking for 2017 to be your best year ever, if you need a fresh start in life, or if you’re looking for a way to help your teens and young adult kids to also have their best year ever, I highly recommend this course. You will not regret it!
Early bird pricing is going on now through Thursday December 8. The cart closes on December 15.
If you have questions about it, please let me know, but you’ll find fantastic info on this page.
I set several goals for myself last year. One of those was a travel goal. In July, Jim and I cashed in the frequent flyer miles we’d been saving and took off for Paris. I anticipate that this year’s goals will be closer to home, but I treasure the memories we made on that trip.
No matter how you set goals and think through the coming year, I wish you an amazing 2017!
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