Your #workresolutions for 2014
At the beginning of this month, we asked you about your professional intentions for the year. We weren't surprised that many of our members were already thinking about how to make 2014 a great year professionally.
As we wrap up our #workresolutions series, we wanted to share some of the tweets and LinkedIn comments we got about your intentions for 2014:
@DM3AZ Possibly my 2014 mantra "I will manage my emails, not let emails manage me!" Yep #workresolutions @ynpn
— Millennial Speaking (@GenYtalk) January 23, 2014
What are your 2014 #workresolutions? I want to get more involved in tech policy and advocacy! @ynpn — Jessica Rothschuh (@JessieRothschuh) January 23, 2014
@ynpn #workresolutions this year, i’ll embrace the weird, wild, millennial freelance economy by starting independent projects i care about
— Dory Trimble (@doryelizabeth_) January 24, 2014
I love this and am planning on it myself RT@ynpn A #workresolution to consider for 2014: Take the initiative. http://t.co/gTuanh6fNF
— kalammi-ty (@kimlammi) January 15, 2014
@ynpn I'm going to pass the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) exam in 2014. #workresolutions
— Jessica E.M. Aleksy (@JessAleksy27) January 23, 2014
Catching up on professional development was a popular resolution:
@ynpn I will identify resources: books, trainings, etc. I need in order to be more successful at my job #workresolutions
— Ashley C. Hernandez (@AshCorrinn) January 6, 2014
And even our ED Trish got in on the action:
Mine? Building more chapter voice AND a badass #ynpn data system! RT @ynpn This year we're all about #workresolutions http://t.co/2ovApiK0iF
— Trish Tchume (@ttchume) January 6, 2014
The most common theme, however, was the need to do less and restore work/life balance. YNPN member Natasha Golinksy wrote a great post on reverse resolutions, or choosing things that you're not going to do in the year ahead. This idea hit home for quite a few people:
Hm, @ynpn things I'm NOT going to do this year. guilt myself, say yes to EVERYTHING and try to fix every org I work with. #workresolutions
— Dania Toscano Miwa (@daniamiwa) January 14, 2014
@YNPNportland @ynpn @ngolinsky Love this idea! I'll be thinking about what's on my "don't do" list for 2014... #workresolutions
— Liza J (@lizaface) January 14, 2014
@ynpn I've stopped everything except looking for a full-time job. No more can go out until something comes in!
— Katie Greer (@KC_k8e) January 14, 2014
Did any of these resolutions resonate with you? It's not too late to share your #workresolution with us in the comments.
Thanks to everyone who joined the discussion on Twitter and LinkedIn to share your #workresolutions with us. Every month we'll be talking about a new topic here on the blog and on social media, so make sure you're connected and part of the conversation.
One final note: At the end of our January newsletter, we took a quick poll as to whether our members set new year's resolutions or not. The answers were almost equally split, with 54% saying they do and 46% saying resolutions just aren't their thing.
Regardless of whether or not resolutions are your jam, we wish you a year filled with professional success!