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1 Jan 23 1

An Opportunity To Reset; It’s A New Year!

It’s a new year. That means it’s time to reset, review your goals, and think about how to make those changes. It’s also a perfect time to clean up what isn’t working and reset priorities so that you can have a fantastic year ahead of you! A fresh start is an opportunity to improve things, so let’s start with positive thinking about what we want for ourselves in 2023!

A new year is a fresh start to thinking about what you want and how to make those changes.

The new year is a time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. It’s a time to make changes in your life, eliminate things that are not working, set goals, and make plans.

To move forward with your life, you must take some time to think about what you want for yourself this year. First, list all your dreams: where do you want to live? What kind of growth do you need? Who do you want to connect with to advance your business? What hobbies should be added to your schedule? What types of exercise should happen every day or week? Be specific! The more detailed, the better!

It’s a perfect time to reset what you’d like to prioritise.

It’s a perfect time to reset what you’d like to prioritise. It’s a great time to set goals and make changes or take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sit back and enjoy some quiet time with yourself. Think about how you want to be perceived by others and what kind of energy you want them to feel around you. Then, take some time for yourself so that when those interactions happen, you can think about how best to handle them.

Whether taking a walk through nature or meditating in silence, spending time alone with yourself will help bring clarity into this new year so that they don’t go unnoticed when opportunities arise!

What are your goals? Where do you want to go? Who do you want to be with?

What are your goals? Where do you want to go? Who do you want to be with? These are all questions that we, as human beings, ask ourselves regularly. But, unfortunately, when we’re not focused on our goals and what we want out of life, things can get pretty dull and disappointing. But if you write down exactly what you want out of life—whatever those things may be—then there’s no way anything could disappoint because they’re precisely what YOU wanted!

Don’t worry if this seems overwhelming at first; think about some things that make you happy: travelling, quality personal relationships, or having a more profitable business.  Start by writing down ten things that make up happiness for YOU in life; once those ten things are listed out, it will become easier for them to sort themselves into categories such as “business growth” or “personal relationships”. Then pick one class at a time (starting with the most important) and write down specific details about each goal within each category until everything is clear and ready to go!

Ask yourself where you are in your business, relationships, or other areas that aren’t bringing joy or fulfilment.

As a society, we tend to ignore the things that aren’t bringing us joy. In the New Year, it’s easy to get caught up in what we want out of life instead of taking stock of where we are in our careers and relationships. This is especially important as we enter 2023—a great chance to reset before embarking on ambitious new goals.

If you can’t answer questions like: “Am I happy? How do I feel about my business right now?” or “What do I need from my relationship (or other people)?” then it’s time to pause and reflect on why that might be. Your answers may lead you down an entirely different path than before, but this is an opportunity for growth and change!

Get ready for the changes you would like to happen!

January is truly a great time to start fresh. It’s a new year, and new opportunities for growth, learning, and winning come with that. If you’re like me, consider some changes in your business and personal life. It may be time for an upgrade of your business or even your personal life.

I am all about being prepared! If I plan and know my goals going into the New Year, I can have clarity on how I want to achieve them. For example: if one of my goals is to move into a bigger home, then some steps need to be taken before January 1st arrives, such as finding a reputable real estate agent who knows the area well enough so that when we go out looking at houses together; they will know which ones fit our criteria best (location).


So as we ring in a new year, let’s make the most of it. Let go of what no longer serves us and embrace change. We deserve to live our best lives, so why not start today?

Who am I?

I am Dotun Adeoye, a Business Growth Strategist & Author of the 5 Pillars of Business Growth.

I’ve built up my experience via serial entrepreneurship, consulting leadership roles in business growth, business development and product innovation in large companies worldwide in the last 29 years.

Today, I consult with large businesses on how to sustainably grow their businesses, sustain infinite growth, ensure business continuity and achieve a legacy.

Hire Dotun Adeoye to Speak Virtually or In – Person at your company’s event to cover this or other topics. You can also get in touch via +44 203 097 1718 or dotun at dotunadeoye.com. 



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