One Degree Changes for a New You

One Degree Changes for a New You

When it comes to New Year's resolutions, people tend to lose their focus because they've committed to goals that are too broad or seemingly insurmountable.

How can we make real changes in our lives without feeling overwhelmed?

We like using the 212° concept:

At 211º, water is hot. At 212º, it boils.

And with boiling water comes steam.

And steam can power a locomotive.

The one extra degree makes the difference.


212° The Extra Degree isn't about making massive changes. 212° is about making small changes that end up having a massive impact on your life. It's all about going from good to great!

Want to get started on your goals? Try out some of these small changes to make a big impact in your life!


Goal: De-stress

One Degree Changes:

  • Walk away from your desk each day for at least 10 minutes
  • Meditate or listen to music for 5 minutes each day
  • Unplug! For the first and last hours of your day, put your devices aside. Read a book, have a meal, or enjoy the company of your loved ones.


Goal: Get Organized

One Degree Changes:

  • Clean your desk/work space once a week
  • Clear out your email inbox once per week
  • Delegate one task to another person


Goal: Lose Weight

One Degree Changes:

  • Add one healthy meal to your week
  • Take a walk twice a week at lunch


Goal: Save Money

One Degree Changes:

  • Replace or remove a daily expense (like coffee) once per week
  • Find a monthly cost – lose it or find a cheaper alternative
  • Re-evaluate your expenses – is there any recurring cost you're not taking advantage of?


Goal: Expand Your Network

One Degree Changes:

  • Make one new valuable connection each month
  • Introduce yourself to someone you don't know at work
  • Meet up with a friend and have each of you bring a person the other doesn't know
  • Re-connect with a friend or co-worker from your past – call, email, or reach out via social media


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January 30, 2017
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