For close to ten years now, I’ve shared a special New Year’s tradition with
family, friends and colleagues, so I thought I would share it with all of you. I
realize it doesn’t apply specifically to TNNA or the needlearts, but I do think
it can be helpful to all of us.
I first heard of this somewhat silly ritual through a wonderful lady I know
only as "Zee” who is a psychic counselor in New York City. She explained it
this way: At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s eve, take twelve pennies, go
outside, rub the pennies all over your body (bare skin is not necessary, but ok
. . .) and then cast them "out into the night.”
The purpose is to let go of all those "things” that hold you back from your
wishes, desires and goals. You don’t need to think about any specific "things”
just think of the casting away . . .
In business and in life, we tend to allow the changes and challenges of our
world to stop us from moving forward.
The new year is a time to let that all go.
If you’ve been holding back from making those commitments, starting those new
projects . . . perhaps, making plans to attend TNNA’s January Trade Show . . .
it’s time to let it go and move forward into the new year. If you don’t take
action, you ensure nothing will improve. Moving past perceived obstacles, you
gain — at least — some control of the future.
So, here’s wishing you all a happy new year, full of opportunities taken and
Hope to see you all in Long Beach.