BonivaMy friend Jennifer McClure has made some important resolutions for the new year. Bite-sized chunks. Go check them out.

If you had to give up something for 30 days, what would it be?

I was going to join Jennifer and become a vegan for 30 days … but I was advised that I should get a bone density test before I do that.

(Shut up, Sackett. I am younger than you are.)

So instead I am giving up ice cream for January.

What can you quit for a month?! Go over and tell Jennifer! 

Size up for comfort and down for style.

DTHRGood morning, everyone. It’s a new year and you should listen to me at 1PM ET/12PM CT on Drive Thru HR.

“What is Drive Thru HR?”

What the hell do you care?!

Just click the link because I never steer you wrong. I will be talking about accomplishments, mistakes, regrets and resolutions. More importantly, I want to share my advice to overcome a really awful year and start fresh.

You don’t have to work in human resources to listen to my advice.

(In fact, please don’t work in human resources. That’s part of how we make 2014 a better year than 2013.)

Hope everyone has a great new year. See you on the radio.

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions.

I never write any resolutions, but last year I resolved to learn how to cook.

Remember that? I got sick 2x in 60 days. I pulled an abdominal muscle from throwing up. I’m not kidding. I do have abdominal muscles.

Anyway, I never learned how to cook. And if I’m being 100% honest, I never plan on learning how to cook. WTF? LFR doesn’t cook. I got married to a sweet man with excellent culinary skills so I would never have to cook.

I’m back to my normal plans of doing what I want when I want … but I do support resolutions that come from an authentic, honest place.

For example, I resolved to get my life in order on December 31, 2006.

And I did it.

But the resolution didn’t just begin on January 1, 2007 and end on December 31, 2007. It began with help from others. I needed an intervention. I needed to get out of human resources, I needed to get my anxiety under control, and I needed to start taking better care of my body.

That was just year 1.

Now I realize that the commitment to take better care of myself — and be a better person — begins anew every morning of every day for the rest of my life.

Pfffft. I won’t lie. Some days are better than others. But if you want to make a resolution that sticks, surround yourself with a support network and be prepared to upend everything.

Love you guys. Have a great new year and make good choices.

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