I am a big believer in setting goals and pondering all the opportunities the world has to offer in bounty. I want to achieve more each year than I did the year before. I do not want to settle for a good life when I know in my soul that great things are within reach. You might say I am a "seeker".... as I am clearly one who seeks to discover things I do not yet know and I seek to improve.
Having written goals has proven to help me expand my horizons. I do not always achieve all my targets, but it does help me stay on the path toward success. If I make a mistake and get off course, it is these written goals that serve as a map and compass to get me refocused on what is important in my life.
My career as a professional speaker also excelled in 2007, as I gave 32 presentations, and traveled to five states (I would like to give speeches in all 50 states by 2017). I released a second book, started the process to write three more, and relaunched my website. (If you have not visited www.thomsinger.com, please pop over there right now!). Finally my family established The Kate Singer Endowment for Cranio-Facial Surgery at the Dell Children's Medical Foundation. We donate a portion of all money I earn from my professional speaking opportunities to this great cause.
I want to learn, I want to teach, I want to inspire and I want to be inspired. I hope to expand my understanding of the changes that are happening to the business community because of the influx of developing technologies. I sit in an interesting place being wedged between the baby boomers and the younger generations, and I want to discover how that unique juxtaposition can assist others to find ways to better work together.
I want to help my company prosper. I trust that I bring unique skills and ideas that will assist in the continued growth and expansion, and that we will all achieve new levels in 2008. I have responsibly for growing the brand, reach and understanding of the organization in our existing markets and as we go into new cities. I am challenged by this role and look forward to the new year with working with some very cool people.
I look forward to the 2008 release of "Some Assembly Required for Women", and "Some Assembly Required - Online" which I am writing with co-authors Marny Lifshen and David Morris. These books are taking shape, and I am learning a lot from the process. I hope that these books touch the readers and propel them toward networking success.
In all I do, I want to do it with passion and excitement. I am tired of just being. Instead I want to taste all the flavors. I want my actions to have meaning and to make sure that I am making a difference to others with all that fills my calendar. Time is a limited resource and the only thing in life that is closed to expansion. We get 24 hours everyday, and we make the choices in how to utilize this precious resource. I have wasted much time in my life, and I am dedicated to being a better steward of the hours I have in the future.
If you have made it to the end of this extraordinarily long post, I thank you. As we start 2008 I hope you will come back to The Some Assembly Required Blog and join me in the journey. You can subscribe to the RSS feed, or just visit on occasion..... but please leave comments from time to time, as your thoughts and feedback are what allow me to grow this blog and grow myself.