WE ALL KNOW THAT OLD SAYING ‘NEW YEAR, NEW ME’, BUT YOU DON’T NEED A TOTAL TRANSFORMATION TO MAKE THE MOST OF 2017. HAVEN SAT DOWN WITH SOME EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME AND KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH A B
per cent failure rate? We all start the year with the best intentions but many of our goals and resolutions are focused on high-stakes items such as a promotion, new car or a designer handbag. have and want to accomplish that is outside of themselves with the hopes of feeling great when they achieve them. This makes goals and resolutions hard to reach. and then set your intentions and goals,” Kathy explains. “Everything we do and want is driven by the desire to feel a certain way.” When looking at the year ahead, Kathy a quiet place to write down the feelings you want to feel this year. Once you’ve established that, you can write down the goals, objects or things that will help you feel this way. For the more visual people you may choose to turn this into a vision board. Starting the same way, your to acquire or achieve to ensure you feel the way
Goal setting doesn’t stop with our personal achievements. We need to create short term and about paying bills and buying the items we need and want immediately. Many of us don’t always invest wisely to ensure our kids have a bright investing in your kids’ futures. iInvest Securities managing director Jo Condon says an investment plan like iInvest for Kids can adulthood. She says the process is similar to opening a bank account, however you can start establishing a share portfolio for your children early on. giving them a gift that would really make a home, or enable them to experience travelling overseas. “The iInvest for Kids program is a long term savings strategy aimed at maximising investment returns for the child for the period of their while the investment is liquid and can be sold and card which might otherwise see the investment at risk of dwindling down over time.” On top of helping your kids prepare for their the discussion about the cost of products and investments from a young age. Jo says this they are teenagers and can make informed spending, saving and investing decisions throughout life. “More than just the legacy, you will have taught them a valuable lesson in investing wisely; that every penny counts along the way,” she says.
Planning ahead for 2017 shouldn’t be all about ourselves. The beginning of a year is a great opportunity to stop and think about how we especially those less fortunate. it’s helping out with a charity three times this year or donating a particular amount of money to a cause you feel passionate about, everything helps. Philanthropic activities may also help you achieve the feelings you’re hoping to experience in 2017, as outlined by Kathy. Those seeking to make a charities are only a Google search away!