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  • Lori A. Jazvac

Take the New Year Challenge: Leverage Positivity + Strategic Planning

This year marks a new beginning ­­–– a chance to shake things up, change the old routine, and tackle new career challenges with zest and enthusiasm.

You want to think bigger, bolder, while taking your expertise to the next level. No longer is "mediocre-level thinking" good enough when it comes to your career and personal goals! You need to understand your unique value and leverage this value along with your established networks to maximize your success.

The Career Themes of 2019: Action and Empowerment

Growth, innovation, achieving excellence, and challenging yourself with risk-taking while taking time for YOU mark the career themes of 2019. The key words are action and empowerment. It's that simple!

Challenge Yourself!

Challenging yourself means setting higher standards –– pushing yourself more to achieve the unexpected in your career and personal life. Challenging yourself more will reveal to you qualities you didn't know you even had. This will, in turn, give you more confidence to keep reaching higher.

The first step is to evaluate where you are in your career professionally now and where you want to be, then note the action steps, and commit yourself to taking small steps a day at a time.

Take the New Year Career Challenge for 21 Days and Get Results

This year, I am offering a special new program for those who are bold enough to take the 21-Day New Year Career Challenge. The nice thing about this program is that it actually rewards effort rather than results!

If you find yourself at a crossroads in your career, you are not alone. You can partner with a career professional as well as a colleague to complete the New Year Challenge together.

This career challenge involves reflection, strategic planning and goal-setting, realigning priorities with goals, and stretching out of your comfort zone. It means doing things differently and tackling new opportunities. It entails forecasting and addressing gaps, translating mistakes into learning opportunities, and doing what motivates you and fuels meaning. It involves evaluating your skill sets and aiming higher to master these skills or develop new ones.

The New Year Challenge helps you to take an introspective look into your career so that you can set clear goals for both the short-term and long-term and measure your progress in five distinct areas:

  • Where Are You Now?

  • Where Are You Going?

  • What Sets You Apart?

  • What’s Your Plan?

  • Time to Take Action –– Let’s Do This!

Does this program work?'s up to you!

“And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed!

98 and 3/4% guaranteed!” — Dr. Seuss

For more information on taking this New Year’s challenge complete with individualized coaching, contact Creative Horizons Communications at 905.730.2374 or email

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