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Eight for ‘08

As we head boldly into this brand new year of possibilities and opportunities for growth and learning, I have eight things that I’m planning on doing this year that I felt worth sharing. A tad eclectic, but all related in a fashion:

  1. Take a new course or learn a new skill outside of business and expand the horizons of communities online and off (I’m doing both – refreshing my seriously degraded abilities in French and learning how to knit by starting with the "Szechwan Scarf" kit I got this holiday… wish me luck, my uncoordinated fingers will need it… there’s the reason I quit piano way back when!)

  2. Commit to becoming a fully active community member of at least one social network or tool (I’m still undecided but leaning towards FB and

  3. Clean up current RSS feeds and actively seek out and discover new blogs and fresh perspectives (I plan on starting this journey by clicking on blogs I haven’t read yet via my regular ‘must-read’ bloggers blogrolls)

  4. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. — Think Green. (‘nough said, this one’s a no-brainer, but I could improve in my consumption and daily habits!)

  5. Visit museums and art galleries in person and leave the camera at home (sometimes the memory of the piece takes on a whole new meaning without the archived visual cue)

  6. Get involved with volunteering online via a site like – (not only are you giving back, but you’re involved in a vibrant community of interest and intent)

  7. Think about touchpoints while going about everyday life — how and why are they meaningful to the individual; what does it mean, and how can it be leveraged and added to in the transactional economy? (think integrated)

  8. Unplug completely one evening a week (take time to reflect and recharge)

Wishing everyone a joyous and rewarding 2008!

Are any of these on your list this year? Anything you’re planning to do that trumps them all? :)

[photo credit: p.du.v via Flickr]

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