Happy New Year!

As we enjoy the beginnings of a New Year and jump into 2018, I wanted to remind you once again to embrace the opportunity for reflection and rejuvenationSo, as we plan for a blessed year full of abundance and success it is important to formalize the plan with actions to ensure the outcome.

I wanted to share something from the author Jon Gordon that is a powerful guide for a great start. I have included his “20 Tips for a Positive New Year”with a few “Easter Eggs” (Coding Talk) for you to enjoy as you ponder these helpful tips. Be the first of your friends to click through them all.

20 Tips for a Positive New Year
1. Stay Positive. You can listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible or you can trust that with faith and an optimistic attitude all things are possible.

2. Take a daily "Thank You Walk." You can’t be stressed and thankful at the same time. Feel blessed and you won’t be stressed.

3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and fewer foods manufactured in plants.

4. Talk to yourself instead of listen to yourself. Instead of listening to your complaints, fears and doubts, talk to yourself with words of truth and encouragement.

5. Post a sign that says "No Energy Vampires Allowed." Gandhi said, "I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet." Watch This.

6. Be a Positive Team Member. Being positive doesn’t just make you better, it makes everyone around you better.

7. Don't chase success. Decide to make a difference and success will find you. [ Tweet This ]

8. Get more sleep. You can't replace sleep with a double latte.

9. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control.

10. Look for opportunities to Love, Serve and Care. You don’t have to be great to serve but you have to serve to be great.

11. Live your purpose. Remember why you do what you do. We don't get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it.

12. Remember, there's no such thing as an overnight success. Love the process and you’ll love what the process produces.

13. Trust that everything that happens has reason and expect good things to come out of challenging experiences.

14. Implement the No Complaining Rule. If you are complaining, you're not leading.

15. Read more books than you did in 2017. I happen to know of a few good ones. : )

16. Don't seek happiness. Instead live with love, passion and purpose and happiness will find you.

17. Focus on "Get to" vs "Have to." Each day focus on what you get to do, not what you have to do. Life is a gift not an obligation.

18. The next time you "fail" remember that it’s not meant to define you. It’s meant to refine you.

19. Smile and laugh more. They are natural anti-depressants.

20. Enjoy the ride. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy it.
 
 
I am truly thankful to be a part of a school community that is so dedicated to providing an inclusivenurturing Christian environment that empowers students to reach their full potential academically, athletically, and artistically through creativity, collaboration, and innovative learning.
 
I believe God has some amazing things in store for All Saints in 2018. Let’s make sure we are ready to Love, Serve, and Care for this school community.

Happy New Year!

Mike Cobb
Head of School
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