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New Year – New Resolutions?
Top Success Coach Says Ditch Them Altogether.

DECEMBER 2007 – Another New Year is upon us. The stresses of Christmas will soon be over and we’ll be bursting with good intentions to lose weight, pay off debts, get fit, drink less alcohol and be nicer to the mother-in-law. Sound familiar?

According to top Success Coach Gabriella Goddard, author of Gulp!: the 7 Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge, most of us set ourselves up for failure when it comes to New Year's Resolutions because a) our lists are too long, and b) they’re simply not exciting enough!

Says Gabriella, “When you ditch your New Year's Resolutions altogether not only is it the most liberating feeling, you’ll also avoid the massive guilt trip that comes from setting them, starting them, slipping up on them and then stopping them all in the space of two weeks!”

“Instead, why not focus on One Big Gulp!? All you need to do is set one big goal that really excites you and challenges you, one that would feel like a major achievement (if not a life changing moment) once you’ve done it. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of running a marathon, or volunteering in a Guatemalan orphanage or trekking the Himalayas. Or maybe you’ve had a deep yearning to start your own business, or relocate to Spain or completely change your career direction. Put a stake in the ground and make 2008 the year you stop dithering and actually make it happen.”

Gabriella’s 3 Step Plan for Your One Big Gulp!:


Your One Big Gulp! needs to make your heart flutter with anticipation (even if your stomach is quivering with nerves!). Spend a couple of hours in early January doing some soul searching. Reflect upon what’s missing in your life and think about what’s truly important to you. Then pick one big goal that feels really exciting and scary at the same time.


Big ideas can be overwhelming so “chunk it down.” Start by looking at your Current situation then shape your Ideal situation. Write down the Gaps between where you are today and where you want to be, and then draw up your Action plan. Finally, put some checks in place to Review your progress over the coming months. (C.I.G.A.R. = Current, Ideal, Gaps, Action, Review).


In the words of St Francis of Assisi, “Start by doing what’s necessary and then what’s possible, and very soon you’re doing the impossible.” Taking small daily actions is easy and very soon they’ll accumulate into big changes. Buddy up with a friend and surround yourself with people who support you. And before you know it, you’ll be doing the impossible.

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Gulp!: the 7 Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge by Gabriella Goddard

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Gabriella is a top Success Coach and international author. Her clients include senior executives from FTSE50 companies, career professionals, entrepreneurs, TV Presenters and Authors. She is regularly quoted in the national and international media. In January 2005, when Gabriella suffered a breast cancer scare, her One Big Gulp! was to become a published author. Her first book “Gulp!” was published 18 months later in the UK by Penguin, and will launch in North America on 1st January 2008 with Bantam/Random House. Gabriella is based in London.

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