Brace yourself people; it’s nearly time to spend the next few days tackling a news feed full of everyone’s synopsis of 2014; why it was good, what made it bad, and listing everything they’re not going to achieve (again) in 2015.So, how can we break free from this arguably annoying habit and make important New year’s resolutions that we don’t laugh off and wonder what we were thinking by the 7th January?

The best way to set your New years’ Resolutions is by taking the time to sit down and list what you’d like to do better at and achieve in 2015. Make a list of measurable resolutions. There’s no point simply regurgitating one of the most popular (and failed) New Years’ resolutions of all time by writing that ‘You WILL in fact have a body like Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé or Rihanna in 2015.’

Instead, take steps to get there and make resolutions to join a gym, employ a personal trainer or dietician and so on. Another leading New Year’s resolution is to ‘Change career’ or ‘Follow my dream.’   These are great resolutions, but you can’t simply make the resolution without putting the motions in place.   You have to try something you’ve never tried before to achieve and fulfill the resolution this year. Resolute to try new platforms to find a new career; use LinkedIn to search for jobs and build contacts in your chosen field. Add recruiters in your sector and let them find out about you via your LinkedIn profile.

If you have a dream to follow, instead of thinking or writing ‘I will start my business,’ give yourself measurable steps to achieve this resolution. Start with ‘Map out the branding of my new business,’ ‘Find an amazing company name and register the domain name,’ ‘Register my company with Companies House & complete a business plan.’ When you give yourself a checklist, it gives you a starting point and a finishing line.  Have a wonderful and successful New Year!


Nathanial Bibby is the Founder of LinkedIn marketing agency Bibby Consulting Group, 2x winner at the Social Media Marketing Awards for Best Use of LinkedIn 2019-2020. Nathanial is the creator and host of LinkedIn Heroes, Monday Night Live & The Nathanial Bibby Podcast. The Social Media Marketing Institute ranked him #1 on the Top 20 LinkedIn Experts in the Asia Pacific region.