Create a New Beginning

Have you thought about your goals for 2012? Are you ready to create a new beginning? It’s easy to say, “I want to be happy” or “I want to earn more money.” So what and why? What does that mean? How would you know if you were any happier? How much money do you want to make? On what do you want to spend that extra money?

The message for this blog is simple: what do you want, and how are you going to make it happen? At CalmUp®, our vision is to promote inner peace and self-fulfillment so that you can have more energy, live a genuine life, and spread all that joy to those around you.  How can CalmUp® help to transform you into the person you aspire to be if you don’t know the direction in which you’re heading?

I’d like to introduce you to a wonderful program for defining and tracking your goals for the year. It’s called Culture Counts and was developed by Whitney Walpole, a professional leadership coach. I was introduced to Whitney’s program a couple years ago when I was working to get CalmUp® off the ground. I don’t know of any better program for defining and achieving what you want.

If you’re serious about having a great 2012 and creating what Whitney calls “a game worth playing,” you can find Whitney’s program at www.CultureCounts.Biz. She has partnered with Laura Conley, and together they’re a dynamic duo. If one of your goals for 2012 is to develop an intimate relationship, you can check out Laura’s website at

If you look into Whitney and Laura’s programs, let me know what you think. One of my goals for 2012 is to help others achieve their goals. However, in order to help you achieve your goals, you first have to figure out what they are. Are you ready to create a new beginning?


1.    What’s your primary goal for 2012?

2.    What specific goals do you have related to family? Social? Household? Financial? Career? Self-care? Other-care?

3.    Develop a plan to accomplish your goals for 2012. If you need help, check out the websites above and