It’s a new year and again, it’s totally not time to make a change in your life because you shouldn’t wait for a specific date to make a change, just make the damn change already. And still, I find myself reflecting at the new year and trying to improve myself. At the end of last year, I placed the winning bid in a charity auction for 6 hours of hands-on productivity coaching by a manager at my work. My first half hour of this coaching starts on Friday, and she send me a book to help begin this journey.

I’ve been reluctant to embrace self-help books in the past. There was a period in my early twenties when I read a few, trying to isolate in those pages what I needed to do in my life. Of course, that answer was no where in those books. Still, maybe it’s that I didn’t give their advice as much devotion as they deserved.

I can’t change the past, but I’m pledging to take these current productivity lessons and books seriously. I’ll go in with an open mind, and I’ll be sure to update you on my progress in the coming months.