It’s a New Year . . . So, Celebrate Your Birthday?



“New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” ~ Charles Lamb, English essayist and poet

Of all the wit and wisdom I’ve read about New Year’s Day, the quote by Charles Lamb is my favorite. So much of what’s written about New Year’s is about the opportunity to start anew, but only if we can break free of something that’s chaining us to the past—a bad habit, a poisonous relationship, a flaw of some sort. When you think about it, don’t most New Year’s resolutions focus on overcoming something?

“I’m going to quit smoking” or “I’m going to stop eating so much after dinner,” or “I’m going to quit putting off fixing the leaky kitchen faucet.”

But what if we started the New Year thinking only about potential? When we are born, on our actual “birth” day, we have no past full of vices, mistakes, or regrets. We have only our future to create and shape and mold. At that moment of birth, there is no past to be patched, only potential that’s yet to be discovered.

As you start 2007, give yourself a “birth” day gift. Really give yourself a NEW year, untarnished and unblemished and exploding with potential.



About Smart Companies Thinking Bigger®

Kelly Scanlon is the owner and publisher of Thinking Bigger Business Media. She recently finished a term on the national board of directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and was the national chair from 2010-2011. An advocate for small business owners, Kelly sits on numerous boards and committees to advocate on behalf of small business owners. She has won several awards for her advocacy. Among them are the 2011 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award on behalf of Kansas City area small business owners, the U.S. Small Business Administration's Region VII Women's Business Champion of the Year in 2009, and the Women in Business Advocate of the Year from the State of Kansas in 2006. In 2002, she won the SBA's Region VII Small Business Journalist of the Year Award (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas). Whatever your business stage—aspiring, startup, established, mature—Thinking Bigger Business Media has the resources you need to grow to the next level. We are a resource organization dedicated to providing the strategic, "how-to" information small business owners need to become more productive and more profitable. We also provide information that helps owners connect with resources within the business community that can help them grow. We deliver that information through a variety of media products and other channels easily accessible to business owners.
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One Response to It’s a New Year . . . So, Celebrate Your Birthday?

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