Here’s How to Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever!

Here’s How to Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever!

imagesCAH1BVAKMaking a decision and following through with it can and will move mountains ~ John R. Salkowski

Everyday life begins and ends with decision making. We become and transform into the people we are by the daily decisions we make.

Today, the last day of 2012 is the perfect time to take stock and reflect on the year gone by, the triumphs you achieved, the time you shared with family and friends, the good and bad decisions you made professionally and personally. But in order to grow and develop both professionally and personally, you also have to look back and acknowledge the things that challenged you, the things that did not go so well for you.

There is nothing wrong with setbacks, in fact, in order to grow professionally and personally we must face the obstacles, challenges, adversity and learn to overcome along the way in order to learn and grow. The only way to succeed at anything is to learn from our failures. The founder of IBM, Thomas Watson once said, “If you want to increase your rate of success, you better be prepared to increase your rate of failure.”

We all want a better life financially, professionally and personally. We all have hopes and dreams for our future. Today, right now, this very minute, is the time to clear the slate and start anew. In what areas do you want to grow? What is truly important to you? What challenges do you want to take on? Most of us don’t realize what we can accomplish when we unleash our hidden talents that we possess.

Here’s a little secret to unleashing your wrath on your 2013! Make a decision, stick to it, follow through and commit to achieving what you want in life. As I said above, it all begins and ends with our decision making ability.

Here are some thoughts for you to start your 2013 off on the right foot:

1. Make the Decision to Challenge Yourself

Have a clear vision and focus of what you want to achieve and set a time frame. Challenge yourself to be the best you can be at all times. Visualize what you want to accomplish. See it in your mind. Write down your goals, have a plan of action, and never doubt you will be successful.

2. Stretch your Mind and your Comfort Zone

Do at least one thing a day, which makes you, feel uncomfortable? Push yourself; you will be amazed how far you can go. Remember: on the other side of fear is freedom. To remain stagnant is not to grow. To stay comfortable is to settle for mediocrity.

3. Always Be Serving Others

Be a role model and mentor for people. Set great examples and help others achieve their goals. Your world will be enriched and a better place for sharing your talents and giving freely of your time.

4. Leave a lasting legacy.

People will sometimes forget what you do and say to them; however they will never forget how you made them feel. Commit, not only for having the best year ever, but to help others that you care about accomplish this goal as well.

About the Author

John R. Salkowski is a retired Police Officer after an impressive 15 year career who is now a Highly Sought-After Leadership and Motivational Speaker and Trainer. John can speak for crowds ranging from 20-20,000 sharing his unique leadership strategies in his signature presentation:

“Leadership in the Line of Duty”™
“Split-Second Decision Secrets Revealed that All Self-Made Millionaires Know”™

John regularly speaks for a variety of leaders (ranging from entry level to experienced executives) for corporations, business groups, associations, colleges, universities, youth groups and sports organizations. Pulling from his 15 years of real world, in-the-trenches (and even life and death) Law Enforcement situations, John now teaches leaders one of the most important key components of leadership (that is often overlooked):

“How to make Split-Second Leadership Decisions when the success and direction of your organization depends on it!”™

John has received numerous distinguished awards for Bravery, Merit and Unit Citations. He has also received several employee recognition awards for serving as a leader within his community, including being featured in the Philadelphia Magazine as one of the area’s Top Business Leaders.

Any organization that wants to develop their people into becoming “Extraordinary Leaders” needs to hire John for a keynote and/or workshop training.
To request John to speak at your next event, please email his office at

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