What Resolution Are You Making New Year's Eve?

5 years ago
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I don't normally make resolutions, but if I had to make one this year it would be to stop worrying about being good enough and just be myself. – Ebony Rentas, CEO and Founder, The Women's Age @TheWomensAge

For many years I've done 'keep, start and stop' - it makes it easier to only have to track 3: 

  • Keep: my balanced and healthy lifestyle of good nutrition, yoga and challenging work
  • Start: going after work I want, being more targeted about the challenges I want to take on
  • Stop: filling up my time with non-essential events and meetings 

– Beth Temple, Digital Pioneer @bethtemple4u

To dedicate some time every day to aggressively pursuing business development opportunities. For me this is crucial because being a student at Stanford makes develop my business much harder. So I want to dedicate X time daily to actively working, not just answering email/doing busy work. On this note, I want to reach out to at least one new person in a different field every week to learn as much as I can, get my name and brand out there, and push myself out of my comfort zone. – Julia Landauer, NASCAR driver & student at Stanford @julialandauer

Worry less, play more. - Melissa Clark-Reynolds, www.minimonos.com Alpha Monkey & CEO @maximonos

To meet more people (especially through things like Women Innovate Mobile founder breakfasts!) - Jaclyn Siu, Founder, Wearhou.se @jaclynsiu | @wearhouse

Think without boundaries – Carrie Hammer, Founder http://www.carriehammer.com/ @carrierhammer

To be considered a thought leader in the mobile world. - Sian Morson - Founder/CEO, Kollective Mobile @kollectivemobil

To learn tennis so I can play with my boyfriend when we have some time to ourselves and to expand Damsels in Design to 3 major cities in 2013. - Jennifer Markas, Founder, Damsels in Design @damselsindesign

Don't have any. I just make changes when I need to, not when it's the end of the year! - Ellen Dudley, Founder peoplehunt.me @meetforeal

Grow # BFF users, grow # designers on BFF, grow 'levels of activity on BFF'... and, find the right investors! – Ricardo Cuervo, Founder, Best Fashion Friend @BFFapp

Water enough seeds so my company grows! Be kinder to myself and to others' imperfections. Learn Spanish. – Diana Sonis, Founder, BuzzTarget @DianaSonis

rebalance life – Nilofer Merchant, The Jane Bond of Innovation, @nilofer

Professional : Continue to grow TOTSY, Seek new ventures ideas for investment/board support/mentoring.  Personal : Invest my time in a non-profit farm to table project. - Guillaume Gauthereau, Founder, SequoiaLab.com Totsy.com @ggauthereau

To make revenue, grow our team. – Caroline Van Sickle, Founder, Pretty in My Pocket @prettyinmypoc

Always be closing. – Karen Moon Co-Founder & CEO, StyleMusée @stylemusee

Fifth Bond is still new and we gained a great customer base in the past 6 months. My goal for next year is to increase my customer base and really create a jewelry community. - Sureena Taparia, Founder & CEO, Fifth Bond @fifthbond

To make Beauty Booked a success. I gave myself 1 year to give it my all when deciding to quit my full time job in Beauty Marketing this past summer. The next 6 months will be critical. And, to find some kind of balance managing my other launch (my baby boy, Aasher!). - Ritika Gill, Co-Founder, Beauty Booked @beautybooked

Stop asking if I'm "the expert" and just get out there and be part of the conversation. – Alexis Finch, GraphiteMind.com @agentfin

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