2019 is less than one month away. Whether you are looking at achieving your goals for 2018 or creating new ones for the new year, now is a great time for reflecting on what you have done and taking action. Whether it’s financial, personal or even for work, creating effective New Year resolutions can help you achieve them more efficiently.

Instead of splurging or giving excuses to yourself from one activity to another this holiday season. Remember your goals and practice balance in all areas requiring body, mind and spirit.

1. Reflect with Gratitude

The New Savvy - Women - Goals 3Take time in your day to reflect on the many ways your life is good right now instead of focusing on what is missing.

What most people do is concentrate on what they want in the future, but the present is present. By reminding yourself of what you have, you will remain grateful and motivated to continue achieving your goals. This can be a mental exercise or even a written one, recorded in a yearly diary.

2. Value Yourself

Before you can even start valuing the people and the things that surround you. Show deep appreciation with yourself. 

By giving credit and understanding the many roles that you play in your life, you are able to realise that you have so much to offer. Being grateful for yourself is the start of being able to be grateful towards others.

“If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gon’ love somebody else?” -Rupaul Charles

3. Start by Adding In

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Of course, once you have realised the things that are great about you. Think about adding things, not taking things away.

For example, if you think about leading a healthier lifestyle, add more vegetables and fruits into your diet. By slowly adding these sorts of little things, you can focus on moving forward instead of fearing going back.

There is no need to deprive yourself of things that you once enjoyed, your goals should not be a restriction, but a way to balance yourself from the things that you want to the things that you need. 

4. Self-speak with Care

Your biggest critique is not the people around you. It is how you think, how you see yourself in the mirror, how you act when no one’s watching. Be kind to yourself and avoid judging yourself for not achieving your goals.

Give yourself some time to take control and prioritise the things that are important to you. Just because you are pacing yourself does not mean that you will not get to the finish line.

5. Assess Your Values

The New Savvy - Women - Goals 1Different people value different things. Some live life wanting more time, more money, more adventure, more relationships. Consider what you want most and start making changes to achieve these

6. Set new goals

Divide your revenue target by the number of days or weeks you trade and work with a daily or weekly goal.

This goal will keep you accountable, track and measure your results. Share the goal with your team. If your team are engaged they will help you achieve it. Remember, it’s no secret that work can be carried out much more effectively when there is a fixed level put in place as a marker, as opposed to just hoping for good results.


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Anna Haotanto is the Advisor (former CEO) of The New Savvy. She is currently the COO of ABZD Capital and the CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global F&B industry. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. Anna invests and sits on the board of a few startups. Anna is also part of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Career Women’s Group executive committee. Anna’s story is featured on Millionaire Minds on Channel NewsAsia. She hosts TV shows and events, namely for Channel NewsAsia’s “The Millennial Investor” and “Challenge Tomorrow”, a FinTech documentary. Anna was awarded “Her Times Youth Award” at the Rising50 Women Empowerment Gala, organised by the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore. The award was presented by His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya. She was also awarded Founder of the Year for ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. She was also awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Asian Business & Social Forum. Anna has been awarded LinkedIn Power Profiles for founders (2018, 2017), Tatler Gen T, The Peak’s Trailblazers under 40 and a nominee for the Women of The Future award by Aviva


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