My New Year’s Resolutions Always Involve Health, Travel, and Business

This is by far the most exciting time of the year for goal-setters like us. A new year is the prefect opportunity to make positive changes in your life and set goals. I wanted to share some resources I have used to help me accomplish my goals and New Year’s resolutions in my top 3 categories: health, travel, and business.

1. Health

The Quantified Diet Project

The most common New Year’s resolution is “I want to lose weight.” Well, I have something awesome that can help you with that. Lift just launched on January 1st The Quantified Diet Project. With advice from professors from UC Berkeley and Stanford, they organized this project to help you lose weight and get healthier, and to find out what diets really work the best. Once you join, you can chose from one of 10 popular diets – Paleo, Slow-Carb (I saw great success with this diet from Tim Ferriss, also see his book The Four Hour Body for more on this one), Vegetarian, Whole Foods, Gluten-free, no sweets, DASH, calorie-counting, Sleep More, and Mindful Eating. Each one of these diets is also advised by a coach so you can do it the right way and actually stick to it.

And the cool thing about this project is that it isn’t just to help millions of people stick to diets and improve their health and well-being, but its larger purpose is to measure the results of all the diets on a large scale, to compare and figure out what diets actually do work the best.

2. Travel

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I have one main tip of advice for you: LEARN TO TRAVEL HACK. Travel hacking is learning how to use credit card sign-up bonuses and airline and hotel loyalty programs and branded credit cards to get free flights and hotels. I can write for days and days on this topic, but for now I will just provide you with a few places to start.

Join the Travel Hacking Cartel. You will be updated with all things travel hacking… best current credit card sign up bonuses and promotions, different other ways to earn and use points, and news that maters related to travel hacking and airline and hotel loyalty programs. And the best part, they guarantee that you will earn 4 free flights for every year you are a member! Definitely worth the small fee.

Get a credit card that is best for travel rewards. This is a great article from The Points Guy that shows you the top 5, and why they are the best credit cards for travel rewards based on their sign-up bonuses, annual benefits, and point/mile conversions.

Follow the blogs! Blogs like The Points Guy, Million Mile Secrets, The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guilebeau, and Nomadic Matt can help you become a travel hacking pro.

3. Business

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If you want to start a company, side business, microbusiness, side hustle, or just start something that you really care about, but you don’t know where to start, then my advice for you is: Take a course. AppSumo has a great course called How To Make a $1000/month Business. You get to chose the business you want to start, either  digital project, physical project, consulting business, or self-branding. Then you get started, and the coaching and instruction are entirely interactive. I like courses because they provide coaching, and more importantly, accountability. My brother took this course last year and recommends it if you want to “kill your inner wantrepreneur” and actually start that business you’ve been wanting to start.

My goals include much more than just health, travel, and business… such as relationships, giving back, happiness, productivity, etc. But health, travel, and business are definitely my top 3.

I hope this article was helpful and actionable. Any other tips for health, travel, and business goals? Feel free to leave comments!

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