Another year over, a new one just begun! 2017- a brand new year and with it a fresh start, an opportunity to begin anew, to create a better version of yourself. If you’re anything like me you normally start the new year off with the very best intentions and then come mid January, once all the Christmas leftovers are eaten, it all goes a little downhill…
With this in mind, we came up with a list of New Year’s Resolutions that are really worth sticking to this year and some posts from our blog that can help you to achieve them. We hope that you find them useful and wish you all the best for a happy, successful and fulfilling 2017!
Commit to it and achieve it!
Update your LinkedIn
Whether you’re actively seeking a new role or just want to network with other professionals in your field, LinkedIn is a great tool! It is the place to be for anyone who wants to maximise the visibility of their C.V, to develop their professional career or to search for new job opportunities. Don’t miss our 10 tips for maximising LinkedIn’s potential.
Work on your personal brand
According to Francisco Alcaide, “Your identity (self-knowledge) marks your destiny”. Whether we realise it or not, everyone has their own specific personal brand and by managing this personal brand we can ensure that we leave behind us our desired footprint. Find out how you can create and promote your own personal brand this year in this post.
Master the art of public speaking
Does the idea of giving a big presentation at work make you break out in a cold sweat? Well 2017 can be the year that you change that! Good public speaking skills are an essential professional skill and with a little practice it’s something that we can all master. Don’t miss these 10 tips from Carme Chaparro on things to do before you speak in public.
Learn how to optimize your time
To achieve your goals this year you’re going to be busier than usual, this is why it is crucial to optimize your time effectively! One of the best ways to improve your performance is by being aware of your own limitations so that you can use your time and resources more efficiently. In this post we explain to you in detail how brain training can help you to make the most of your time.
Teach yourself something new
You’re never too old to learn something new and it’s important to keep learning throughout our lives to keep our minds active. Set yourself the challenge of teaching yourself something new this year – this could be a new language, a new type of software, the possibilities are endless! With so many courses available online nowadays you can acquire new skills and knowledge without leaving your sofa! Learn more about MOOCs in this post.
Start a new hobby
What better way to make the most of your spare time than to take up a new hobby this year! If you’re the crafty type then why not give upcycling a try? Upcycling – also referred to as creative reuse, involves transforming an unwanted object into a new product. It is a great way to exercise your creativity whilst also helping the environment!
Or maybe you’re feeling inspired by our recent #UrbanPeek competition and want to get into photography. If you want to learn how to take better snaps have a read of our interview with one of the world’s best known Instagramers, Phil Gonzalez who shares his photography expertise.
Do your bit to help the planet
Sustainability is at the top of Ferrovial’s agenda every year and it’s something that you too can make a priority this year. In this post we share with you some useful tips for combatting climate change in your own home. Saving water is just one of the ways that you can help the planet and in this post we go into detail on how to do this to both save you some cash and reduce the pressure upon this vital resource.
One of the most rewarding things that you can do this year is to volunteer. There are so many different ways to volunteer within your community whether this be through helping out at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter or by teaching someone to read, the possibilities are endless. Just a couple of hours of your time a week could make a huge difference to someone’s life! If you’re looking for further inspiration on why you should volunteer read this post from one of our corporate volunteers.
We hope that you enjoyed our post! If you have any other suggestions for achievable New Year’s Resolutions feel free to leave us a comment below or to tweet us at @Ferrovial.