New Years Strategies

This is the last Fair Trade Friday of 2021. Tomorrow begins a new year. What are you doing to plan for 2022?

Many people make New Years Resolutions. If you search the internet you will find statistics that say only 8% of people actually keep resolutions or 80% of resolutions fail.

While there are various statistics about resolutions, the consensus is that they fail. Why is that?

I think it’s because they are nothing but a statement; lose 10 pounds, pay off bills, make $100K in sales.

Those are great desires but without any thought-out plan, they will fail every time. When I was in the Air Force, I worked out almost every day. I was either in the gym or out running. Every January and part of February the gym would be packed. Those of us who were there all the time would wait for the “New Year’s Resolution” people to clear out so we could get back to working out like normal.

If you haven’t done so yet, think about your goals for next year. I have a goal-setting process. I do every year for my personal and professional goals. I will be sharing about this on Swahili Sunday this Sunday on Facebook and YouTube. Also, you can check out the blog post from last year which also includes a recording of me discussing the process last year as well.

Another thing I do is set a word for the year. I have been doing this for the last several years and have that as my foundation. My word(s) I chose 2 last year) were grace and gratitude. I will talk about that in the Swahili Sunday on the 9th and share my word for 2022. Here’s last year's blog post about the word of the Year. I’d love for you to consider that for your year and share your word with me:

This wouldn’t be a Fair Trade Friday email without a product of the week. Our product of the week is this amazing hand broom.

This broom is the best hand broom on the planet in my humble opinion. It’s made from natural materials that grow in Kenya and are made into this broom. I’ve used them on my patio and in my house. I have pets and it’s great for getting up dirt and hair from the pets. Nothing gets stuck in the broom itself. It’s also great for sweeping the patio. It’s outperformed all the brooms I own and is my go-to broom. You could also use it as a cool decoration. It adds natural style to any room. Get yours here.

Finally, as a reminder, we are still raising funds to help the families in Kenya. Sales are not at a sustainable level and our ladies still need your help. We also have 2 kids that have lost their sponsors and we are covering their costs. One of them needs a mattress and some other supplies plus school fees and supplies will be needed. Please consider donating here.

Thank you for being part of this community and following our mission.We at team Baskets and Beads are grateful for you and your continued support.

Happy New Year 2022!

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