Welcome to our first issue of 2018!
Last year was quite a strange and depressing year for many people, with worrying global geo-politics, economic uncertainty, rife high profile sexual harassment and a series of natural and man-made disasters. Undoubtedly, this has an impact on our collective health and wellbeing, but we need to look forward to a brighter personal and professional future. Our destiny is in our own hands.
This time of year, from the traditional New Year’s resolutions, through to the start of spring, is the season for change and improvement. It’s a time to re-evaluate what we want from our lives, our relationships and our businesses, make plans and take the time to act to fulfil these goals. Very few of us live fully actualised lives–we need to accept that we’ll never be perfect. Our wardrobes maybe cluttered with clothes from lives we don’t lead, our family lives may not match other people’s Instagrams and the likelihood of us doing yoga on a tropical beach may be minimal. We may have been hurt emotionally, or have become bogged down in a humdrum existence. The thing is, we can choose to change and that we need not do so dramatically, we just need to move forward. Deciding what you want is never easy, but you’ll find lots of thought provoking advice on how to be your best ever you in both personal and business terms, as well as insights from those who’ve managed it. As usual, we’ve rounded up some valuable contributions and talked to some fascinating people who share their stories. Whether you’re considering launching a product, building your business, making a personal change, exploring new therapies, adding to your customer base or even giving yourself a pay rise without doing more work, you’ll find something to suit.
Even when the global picture looks bleak, we can all, in our small way, do something to improve our own lives and the lives of those around us. A simple smile, helping an elderly person reach something on a supermarket shelf, listening to a friend, volunteering in a good cause…cumulative small changes can make a big difference. Make this the year you become the person you’ve always wanted to be.
In 2018, we hope you’ll be your best ever you!