12 Goals on 12-12-12 for the new year



Today is 12-12-12, what are you doing to make it special?

I thought about it for awhile and want to do something that would last for the entire year. I want something that was not  for an evening but something that would actually make a difference in my life and other’s as well. It’s an unusual date and to commemorate this date I want to set 12 goals for the new year for myself. And what better way to approach goal setting then to hold yourself accountable by putting your goals out to you the readers of this blog.

So here goes my 12 goals for the new year:

  1.  Uplevel my business with my new mentor
  2. Finish the details for my two books and get them ready for  publication
  3. Double my involvement with my charities, and start my on charitable efforts
  4. Take more vacations (Yes that’s right, I need to plan some relaxation time with all of the goals I plan to achieve.
  5. Create a workshop/seminar for new freelancers
  6. Use more recycled products in my business
  7. Offset my carbon footprint
  8. Increase the number of books I read
  9. Attend more conferences
  10.  Network more with like-minded individuals ( A few months ago I joined the NAPW- National Association for Professional  Women. I’m looking forward to getting to know the group better in my local chapter.
  11.  Launch physical products that benefit social and environmental issues
  12.  Meditate, journal and be in harmony more with myself


Thanks for being a part of my goal setting session for next year. I’m looking forward to making changes that will not only do myself some good but others as well.

Please feel free to connect with me and let me know if you plan to make any goals for the new year. Let me know how I can help you reach new heights in your business.


Check out this other articles and find out what others are doing on this memorable day.

Photocredit: Simon Howden


Get motivated today

Motivate yourself with consistency

It’s Monday and I am in need of motivation. It’s part of the reason why I write this blog on Mondays.

It gets me going in the right direction. When I start off my week on the right path I have a good tendency to stay on it. One of the greatest motivating factors in life is consistency.

Have you ever noticed that when you keep doing something and you have good rhythm and flow you tend to stick with it? Take exercise for instance, the more you do it, the better you feel, the healthier you become and your clothes fit better too. It’s consistency that gets you motivated to keep seeing those results. Once you get consistent, you start to push your limits and set new goals for yourself, which then turns into another level of achievement to use to keep your motivation.

It’s the same thing with those of us in business for ourselves. We get up, review the deadlines for the day, check the email, find out the new events in our industry, contact clients and maybe do a little social media to keep our names out in the atmosphere. Consistently creating good habits is a practice that breeds success.


ACTION POINT: Grab a calendar, your favorite colored pen and circle the date every time you do something in your business and create your visual consistency list.


Keep checking back during the week for more motivating tips and business advice for solo entrepreneurs and freelancers to get you on your path to success.

Tweet me @suzettemariel your motivating success story. And if you are in need of some extra motivation let me know and I will be happy to send some positive motivating vibes your way.



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Part 3 – Procrastination R.I.P.

Procrastination R.I.P.

You made it to Part 3 of Kill Procrastination.  Congratulations. It’s not easy to keep up the momentum. But you did and I am happy you made it here.

So let’s dive right in and get to what needs to be done today.


Now that you have made your list, it’s time to organize it and get it ready for following in an easy format. Because once everything is organized it’s easier to follow what comes next on the list and do it.

Look at each task and put it in a logical sequence. Let’s take creating your publicity campaign for instance. I’m going to create a random list of 3 items and then arrange them and explain how I did it.

Here is the random list.

1. Submit your press release.

2. Create a business bio.

3. Make a list of places you want publicity.

Here is the correct format for organizing these 3 items.

1. Create a business bio.

2. Make a list of places you want publicity.

3. Submit your press release.

Let’s look at number one. It’s important to create your business biography because it helps determine your business standpoint. It encompasses your industry, awards, contact information and product and services. Obviously there is more to it than this but for the purpose of this blog let’s keep it simple.

Number two is researching your list of places that you want exposure. Let’s take a children’s author as our case study. This particular author’s research list should be comprised of youth related places, such as Mommy’s groups, children’s bookstores, and toy stores. Therefore it makes sense to organize your list with the biography first, then pull your focus information from there, and lastly, determine where your publicity should be placed.

Your last item on this list, is submitting your press release about your product or service to the places you have researched. In this case we will use the children’s author again to make it easier to understand how everything fits in to place.  The author or publicist will send the press release in a timely manner to the mommy’s groups, children’s bookstores and toy stores. There is more to just sending out the press release but this gives you an idea of what to do, why you do and how to organize your workflow.

Once you have the organization of your list, break the items in to small achievable tasks to ensure following through on the activity. If you make your task too big you will feel overwhelmed. It you make the tasks too small it will take a long time to reach your goal. Finding a balance is what makes it manageable to kill your procrastination.

Once you have your organization list ready, contact me for how to get your publicity campaign underway. I look forward to the opportunity to help you achieve your greatness.

Thanks for taking this three-part journey with me on how to kill procrastination and jumpstart your workflow.I would love to hear your ideas about how you killed procrastination. Leave me a comment with your thoughts and stories.

Keep publicizing your passion! 


Memoriam by Simon Howden

If you happened to land on this page and would like to see Part one of this post click here:

For reading part two, click here.

Monday Motivation: If you procrastinate then you need this…

If you procrastinate, then what you need is to find the smallest element of what needs to be done, and go do that one small little thing. Push the go button inside yourself.

Push the Go button inside yourself!

Yep, that’s it. Doing the one small thing of what needs to be done is taking action and ending your procrastination. don’t be hard on yourself for not doing more. One action can lead to another, and another. Motivation is what follows action.

It may seem simplistic to just do that one thing. But if you have been putting off change for so long then, doing that one thing may be the catalyst that gets you moving forward.

Unfortunately, there is no way to move forward without taking action.  Take a look at the reasons why you might be procrastinating. Ask your self these questions:

Am I afraid of taking action?

Why am I afraid?

What will change if I do take action?

Is taking action going to make me a better person?

Do I need help from someone who will make me accountable for taking action?

Then ask yourself these questions:

Who can I be if I took action?

How can my life change?

Who will benefit?

Where will I be in five years if I did one small action everyday?

Ok so now that you know the one small thing that you need to do to move forward have you done it?

Go do it now.  Yes now. Every second, every minute you wait doubt creeps in and gets you stuck at the same place you were before you read this post.

Here is a picture of you taking action. Ok sure it isn’t really you. But why shouldn’t it be you taking action?

Getting that one thing done, NOW! Yes!

When you have done this one thing let’s move on to creating the schedule that gets the job done. Part 2 Procrastination- Setting up your schedule for success (this will be posted tomorrow July 10th. Check back then. Thanks!)

Let me know you took action by leaving me a comment. And if you can’t leave a comment, like the post  so I can give you some positive karma.

And if you need a session to help you build a plan for your business let’s get moving and change your world. I help SOLO CEO’s strategize and build better businesses. Tweet me @suzettemariel or visit my Facebook page at Suzette Mariel and access great tips and info for being a SOLO CEO.

Live life fabulous, authentic and with style.


Red Go Button by Nuttakit

Lady working on laptop by akeeris


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Sunday school book Firestarter Sessions


Sunday School Book-
‘Fire Starter Sessions’ by Danielle LaPorte 333 pages

Reading Danielle LaPorte ‘The Fire Starter Sessions’ . If you don’t know Danielle LaPorte you are missing out in creating your own greatness experience.

Check her out here:

This book will take you from fearful to fearless in no time. And if you already have no fear then it will help you up level your life and business to authentic greatness.

As the CEO of Myself it’s my responsibility for my business’ success and leading a lifestyle of my own creation. So why should I settle for second rate? I don’t, and you don’t have to either. Reading self help success books and having a great team got me to a level in life that is worth living and it will surely step up your game in both life and business.

Once I finish the book I will update you on some of the amazing tasks she has in the book and how they fit in with my solo entrepreneur success plan.

In the mean time here are some great quotes from the book:

Define yourself in your own terms.

Being well rounded is highly overrated.

Becoming you is your purpose.

Let me know about your success books and what I should put on my ‘Must Read’ list. Leave me a comment below, or in Facebook at Suzette Mariel or on twitter @suzettemariel. And yes I’m on Instagram too! My username is SuzMar.

Have a successful and relaxing weekend!


Working with Patrick Lencioni


On set with Patrick Lencioni

This month I had the pleasure of working with speaker and author Patrick Lencioni as part of his crew to promote the book, ‘The Advantage”. I have worked with Patrick in the past, on videos promoting his other books and must share with you that he is truly dynamic. If you are interested in improving your organizational health, whether it is family, business or another type of organization read one of Patrick’s book and learn how you can thrive. Visit www.thetablegroup.com to learn more about Patrick Lencioni.




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