2014 was a pretty good year. I finished my MBA, got level 7 diploma in strategic management from the CMI, was groomsman to one of my best buds who got married in his adopted town of Helsinki, took a new job as a marketing director for an ace little company who specialise in cloud computing, got a fluffy new cat and a shiny new car, and I took the leap of living alone with my girlfriend – this is the first time in 12 years I’ve not lived with my friend Sam. I also started what will most likely be a long and expensive project of home-improvements. I didn’t do much holidaying but I did manage to get away on a few lovely short breaks. All in all, 2014 has been a good year, a year where I felt like I’d made a lot of progress.
Anyway, on to 2015. I’m a fan of new year’s resolutions, but before I wrote this year’s I decided to first check what I’d put down for 2014. I was slightly disappointed with the results, I’ve only achieved about 25% of my objectives for 2014… Haven’t written a book yet. Haven’t lost any weight. Haven’t gotten especially fit. Haven’t saved any money. Haven’t re-learned how to swim properly. Haven’t done a marathon.
They were all well intended, but you know what they say about good intentions. For this year, I’ve decided that quality is better than quantity, so here are my three simple but important resolutions for 2015:
1) Look after myself better.
2) Look after my wallet better.
3) Look after the people I care about better.
If 2014 was my year of working hard, I want 2015 to be the year where I work smart.