What do you intend to achieve in the first month of your 2017? Do you have New Year’s resolutions or goals already? Start your New Year right by doing something ngayon nang January 2017. Why? Because this is the right time to do worthy things like the following:
Resign from your Job – Siyempre don’t resign for the sake of doing it. Pero if you’re planning and medyo decided na, one of the best time to quit from your job is in January. Why? Sir Kiko, an accountant and my former office mate, shared na by this time people got already their bonus and (halos?) calculated na ang kanilang taxes/ benefits. I followed this advice two or three years after pa, and yet he’s still right. I also found out that there are many job openings every January compare to other months.
Start to legalize your business. Of course, you can start your business anytime and encourage you to make your dream a reality this January 2017. However, nasa good timing ka pa especially in the aspect of legalizing it because the annual renewal of Mayor’s Permit and BIR business registration is in January. Take it from me, I filed last November so my Mayor’s Permit and certification lasted for more than a month only. On the other hand, DTI business certification and Barangay business permit ay okay anytime
*BIR – Bureau of Internal Revenue
*DTI – Department of Trade and Industry
Let go the stuff you don’t need and earn – Actually better to do this in November or December, but it’s also cool this January. Why? to start fresh, clean, and spacious. Plus, we spent a lot during Yuletide season so our pockets and wallets need to recuperate by earning from something like selling second-hand books, gadgets and especially gifts you don’t need. Of course there are gifts that we should keep either for sentimental and practical reasons. But if you already have two mobile phones, why add one or two more? You can sell the old ones, swap to other things (laptop?) or sell the new one while it has high value.
Feed your spirit and mind though classes or seminars – Summer classes are expensive and little bit boring if you’re mind and spirit is conditioned for vacation. IMHO, January is especial because majority of us are geared to take challenges and want to make our New Year right. Sakyan mo ang bugso ng iyong damdamin! What motivates us to take simple or revolutionary steps is what strongly feel. I recommend to take deep meditation/ prayer for detox, appreciation your blessings, and be real in your resolutions.
Make a clear and detail plan for your 2017– As cliché it may seem, but planning is essential in all aspects of our lives. Ika nga ni Mang Benjamin Franklin: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” What makes a dream just an idea for so many years is because of lack concrete plan and action, right? Let’s say you’re planning to travel in Palawan or South Korea in September, will you just fly there without preparation? If you don’t plan even what you need to prepare, then possibly it will not happen in 2017. Make it one of your prayers so you feel positive and blessed about it and then plan –
- Where are you want to go in South Korea/ Palawan?
- How much the fare, hotel fee, and your pocket money?
- How you’re going to fund it? Take sideline job, save 1000 every month or borrow 500 each from your 24 relatives?
- What you intend to do? If you like slimmer when you wear your swimming wear in Coron or El Nido, then slim down. If you like to capture all the interesting views in Seoul, South Korea.
IMHO, the best counter attack to negativity are concrete planning, deep prayers, and good decision-making. negativity. You may need to take other routes or process along the way, but you will not be lost in the abyss if it’s clear what you’re aiming for 😉
Have a blissful bountiful healthy peaceful Happy New Year!