When I returned to work after the Holidays, I sat down at my desk, pulled out a blank piece of paper and wrote in big letters “Go Big or Go Home” and taped it to the wall in view for me to look at all day, every day. At our internal huddle that morning, I announced to the team our theme for 2012. For those of you that might be wondering what exactly it does mean, it means either go after and do something full force with everything you’ve got, or don’t bother at all. For those of you that might be wondering if I’ve lost my mind, don’t worry. While running a business and becoming a mother in 2011 might have cost me to lose some of it, for the most part, it’s still intact.
I have to say, however, we are only two weeks into the New Year and the “Go Big or Go Home” theme is living strong. Overall, we are not holding back in anything we do. Not only are we winning new business, but we are planning some great things for the year ahead, including our second print issue of our online newsletter, new conferences and webinars and expanding into new sectors.
While introducing this way of thinking is important in our work lives, it’s also a good saying to apply to our every day lives whether you are going after a promotion, closing a big deal, deciding to run a marathon or learning how to cook. I have never been the type to give up on something, but I know I can always do things better. So, when I hesitate personally, I find I am telling myself to “Go Big or Go Home” before making a decision.
So, with that, Happy (belated) New Year everyone and we ask all of you to join us both personally and professionally and “Go Big or Go Home” in 2012. I have a great feeling about this year and I hope you all do too.