Aim, shoot, if you miss go again.
Write your goals down aim for four areas of your life and pick between '3' to '5' goals for each area. Too many goals are not good for those who are not disciplined in sticking with new processes (remember you do not want to punish yourself.)
Find an accountability partner if needed to check-in in on how you're doing with sticking to your new plans.
It takes 30 days to form a new habit so push through and duplicate away.
Break each goal down with:
YOU CAN DO THIS!!
Wednesday Inspiring Stories summary
In 2017, we focused more on recent success stories of current entrepreneurs.
Series’ included mums in business, young entrepreneurs, seniors who have gone into business, and young people, as well as people who have come back stronger after various disasters.
My hope is that these stories would give you a little boost of courage and inspiration in the midst of your own unfolding story, whether you are in business, employment, or anything else. There are so many lessons we can learn from those that have gone before us - lessons of perseverance, resilience, and grit, as well as creativity, passion and innovation...
Young people have a unique advantage when it comes to business. Because of their age, they have more energy, and more of a limitless way of looking at things, as well as an innate sense of creativity. They don’t yet have the same responsibilities an adult might have, meaning they have tons of energy and time to throw themselves into their dreams.
Friday content is perfect for the end of the week - short, snappy and fun, but offering a little bit of food for thought as well…From business tips to random facts and world records, I had a lot of fun finding these every week! The most recent series, Best Business Books was a series of short recommendations for some of the best books on self-development and motivation out there. Reading inspiring and wholesome books is one of the best ways to invest in yourself on a day to day basis, and a great way to glean wisdom from some of the world’s most celebrated business experts. Going into the new year, you may want to grab some for yourself in the sales, to set the tone for smashing your personal and professional goals in 2019. I know I will...
If there’s one day in the week that we might need a bit of a boost to send us on our way, it’s Monday. Personally, I think Monday is pretty underrated. Instead of seeing it as the start of yet another week of the daily grind, why not start seeing it as something to get excited about? a fresh start, and a day of opportunity and possibility for what the week can bring?
That’s the motivation behind these original quotes that I write for you every week. They are mostly inspired by things I am personally learning or being challenged by at any given point in time...
Shoutout to our Business Partners
Every week, our world-class professional partners make it possible for us and our clients and students to do what we do best, simply by doing what they do best! In our bespoke learning programmes, everything you need is right here, thanks to our collaboration with experienced and award-winning financial services, HR providers, law firms, media and design companies, and so much more, meaning you don’t have to try and do everything yourself. Joining forces with these specialist providers means that you don’t have to waste time trying to figure it all out yourself.
Beever and Struthers
Helping SMEs to achieve bigger and better things
This high quality financial services company has years of experience working directly with young business people, and indeed anyone who is new to business, no matter what the business’ individual needs are. They can supply a wide range of services from VAT and payroll and tax services to comprehensive start-up advice and business planning/cash flow advice. They have a personalised service, and have a track record of maintaining long-standing relationships with each client.
New businesses hiring their first employees will understandably have a lot of questions and need guidance through this process. Peach Law are a firm that specialises in HR services, and providing complete advice and guidance in this area, as well as all the legal aspects of employment and recruiting. They also provide legal advice, and health and safety training for SMEs. They integrate their services with your business so that they become an extension of your team, always on hand when you need them. Peach Law have put together bespoke packages especially for Curricula and Co and the entrepreneurs that we are working with.
Mayers is one of the leading commercial and business law firms around in the North West. Their highly experienced and professional team of lawyers is there to work with businesses to help them achieve the best possible outcome. They pride themselves on their consistently clear communication with their clients throughout the process to ensure that clients understand everything that is happening step by step. This highly personal and tailored service makes them a perfect fit for Curricula and Co and our Academy students.
...And that’s it!
How exciting was the content over 2018? What were some highlights that stood out to you? We’d love you to let us know. It really has been a great year for all at Curricula and Co, and I hope it has been for you as well. If you are new to our weekly blog posts, please take the time to have a look through the content in more detail.
We’ve been planning coming up with loads of brand-new content to take you forward into 2019, so keep your eyes peeled, as we will be sharing a few snippets of what’s to come…
In the meantime, I hope you have a great new year, and we will see you on the other side!
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you all for your engagement - for following our social media platforms, and engaging so well with the content we produce every week. This year, we have reached 26,000 followers! This is amazing for me personally as your editor. Over the past 12 months, I have absolutely loved creating so many new blog series’. I have learned loads and been inspired as I’ve discovered the incredible stories of so many highly successful people we would not normally hear about.
Now that we are into the last few days of 2018, this is a great chance to reflect on all the cool stuff that’s happened this year - to remind ourselves of how we have grown personally, professionally and in our businesses. It can be easy to forget how significant our growth has been when it happens slowly over such a long time as a year - that’s why it’s a great idea to zoom out every so often to put things into perspective. When we do, we are often in for a very pleasant surprise.
The aim of this newsletter is to give us all a recap on the content we have produced and engaged with over the past years, and to summarise the lessons we can take forward into 2019. There are so many things I hardly know where to start! From weekly quotes to give us that Monday Morning pick-me-up to countless stories of highly successful business owners who have overcome tremendous barriers and shown great resilience and persistence in going after their goals.
I’d also like to extend a special shoutout to Curricula and Co’s professional partners without whom none of what we do would be possible - the same goes for the start-ups and students in both our Entrepreneur and Employability Academies. We continue to value the contributions they make to their success on a monthly, weekly and daily basis. Further on in the newsletter, there will be a brief summary of what they do, how they help us, and what makes them so awesome in their own unique ways.
From myself and all the team at Curricula and Co, we wish you all an amazing Christmas and a prosperous and happy new year. Here’s to a successful and exciting 2019 to come!
Season’s Greetings from
Rebekah and all the team at Curricula and Co
Gretchen Ruben’s Better than Before is a great read for self-improvement…
This is a book about habits, and how they can be the building blocks of a successful life. In it, Gretchen looks at the different ways we can be motivated, and how to overcome procrastination, and build a good foundation for a better and more sustainable quality of life.
To buy your own copy for yourself or as a gift for someone else, head over to Amazon…