Not long now until the big man in Red makes his annual appearance, and I can tell you right now in our house Christmas is a major occasion…

I’m talking 7 crazy kids hounding me every second of their waking lives about Christmas lists, lost stockings, and how many sleeps are left…


Although I must admit, now we have a Google Home, they tend to share the ‘hounding’ load with her (to the point where she just doesn’t answer them anymore)


Selective hearing just like any good parent perhaps?


In all seriousness, I wake every single morning to the sound elephant steps from 7 kids storming around my house in some sort of crazy race to find Rosey, our Elf On The Shelf…

I’m talking the kind of chaos that would wake Jesus himself…


And that elf, shit, I can’t tell you how many time this year I’ve woken at 3am in a fright, only to realise I still haven’t moved the damn elf…


You hearin’ me on this??


I can tell you though, that elf has also brought so much happiness to our lives; she’s brought little presents, she’s trashed my kitchen building gingerbread houses, she even gives the kids money each year to go and buy presents for the homeless…

This year she installed an ‘Elf Cam’ in our house, with a countdown board (cause I’m trying to give our Google Home a break before she has a nervous breakdown)…

Now, I thought this ‘Elf Cam’ would be the guaranteed ticket to 7 little angels – even if it only lasted for the month of December…


I mean, it looks so realistic, it flashes and all!


But no, my lot had moved that camera before I even get my tired ass out of bed…


Cause you know, we don’t want Santa to find out who stole the last bowl of Nutra Grain (P.S. as the mum of the house, I WILL work it out)…


But it won’t be long until that little menace leaves our house until next year, and then we move on to the next celebration…
New Years Eve…

We love this time of the year as well, we have a BBQ with the same close friends every year, we all get together, the kids have a ball, stay up too late, and drink all the softdrink they can handle…

And the parents have a couple of beverages together and talk about all the New Years Resolutions they’ve planned…

Then the next day, the parents suffer from hangovers, realise they’re getting older, and that drinking just isn’t cool anymore when you have kids to look after the next day☹

And what happens to those New Year’s Resolutions?

Well, sometimes they get traction, and actually, work…

Sometimes…

But most of the time, New Years Resolutions are simply our ‘wants’, and we haven’t taken the time to plan how we’re actually going to achieve them, so, unfortunately, by February (March if you’re lucky), the resolution is just a byproduct of a drunken night…

This makes me sad ☹

The kick in the guts feeling doesn’t need the result from setting a New Years Resolution…

Just like a hangover doesn’t have to be the result from a friendly BBQ (except on New Years, alcohol is always acceptable NYE if you ask my best friend, who happens to be my bad influence)

You can set New Years Resolutions and actually achieve them…

I did this year…

Last NYE I set myself 10 goals including; to double my income, streamline my workflow, create another online course, pickup my kids from school every day, help a foster child in need, volunteer more time with the homeless…

And you know what, I achieved each and every one of those goals – in fact, I smashed them…

I quadrupled my income, streamlined every aspect of my service business, managed to pick my kids up every afternoon and take them to no less than 7 different activities every week (crazy right!), help a beautiful little eight year old who could no longer live with her parents, created 2 online courses, and as a family we make no less than 50 sandwiches a week for the homeless…

You wanna know how I did it?

I spent a couple of days at the start of the year defining my goals, and breaking them down into actionable tasks…

Tasks that I could complete without sacrificing my family time, because I also created a realistic timeline for all of the activities, and this timeline had time carved out for plenty of family time…

I also ran the numbers on my products and I worked out which products were actually generating revenue, and which products were just wasting time…

Speaking of time, I did a complete audit of my time, where it was spent, where it should be spent, and how I could best use it to generate more bang for my buck…

And I took action, a lot of it…

I worked my butt off!

But I only took action on those items that mattered, ones that would actually drive my business forward…

I’ve had so many of my one on one clients watch me propel my business this year with all the strategies I’ve put in place and they’re now asking me to share my secrets…

Which is exactly why I’ve created #Goaldigger..

If you want to make your New Year’s Resolutions truly count; check out my online course right now, for only $1!

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Have to go now, I have some more elf props to make 😉

Cheers
Stacey

P.S. If you’ve skipped to this part, I was just explaining how the Elf On The Shelf has taken over my household, and within days of her leaving it’ll be time for the traditional NYE BBQ with friends. I was recalling my New Year Resolutions from last year, and how I not only achieved them, I smashed them out of the park! And I want to show you how: http://bit.ly/2Uu9EfS