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9 Strategies to Make 2012 Your Best Year Ever

By: Vickie Milazzo
Posted: January 30, 2012, from the February 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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If you stepped back and looked at your daily routine objectively, as if it were happening to your best friend, what would advice would you give? Slow down? Take a few deep breaths? Spend a few moments enjoying one day before another day crashes in with new demands?

You need to give yourself such loving advice—and listen to it. It is important to thrive, not just survive. To have healthy, exciting and fulfilling relationships with others, you must first have a healthy, exciting and fulfilling relationship with yourself. Don’t be so busy taking care of others that you forget to take care of yourself. You can’t be your best self if you’re not your own self.

Make 2012 wickedly successful

There’s no reason why 2012 can’t be your biggest, boldest, most wickedly successful year yet. However, for that to happen, you have to match your big goals with some real changes. You have to take on a successful mindset that doesn’t take “no” or “I can’t” or “I’m too tired” for an answer.

Vickie Milazzo is the author of The New York Times best seller Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman (Wiley, 2011). She has earned a place on the Inc. list of Top 10 Entrepreneurs and Inc. Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America, and is the owner of Vickie Milazzo Institute, an education company she founded in 1982. Author, educator and nationally acclaimed speaker, this multimillionaire entrepreneur shares her vast experience with thousands of people.