Happy 2012! I hope you all had wonderful holidays. After two weeks of “all family all the time”, I am looking forward to getting back into my work routine and continuing my blogging journey. Like so many of you (whose posts I have read over the past few weeks) I am so excited about 2012 and all the big goals, dreams and plans I have for both my personal life and my business.
Although I know it is cliche to set goals on Jan 1st, there is just something magical about a fresh start. Every year I buy a beautiful new journal and write down my personal goals and my business goals. A few days ago, just as I was about to start writing, I read Jennifer Renyolds blog post about her 2012 goals. Jennifer used one word that struck a cord with me. She used the word Clarity. This is it! The magical word for me in 2012. As Jennifer said in her post, I too needed to get really clear about what I wanted to accomplish in 2012 and beyond. Once I approached my goals from this single word everything fell into place.
Which brings me to my very big announcement…. In 2012, New Light Redesign is going to become Linda Holt Interiors. In all honesty I have been struggling with the name New Light Redesign since I started my business 4 years ago. I get way too many calls to do “Lighting Redesign” and a large number of people are directed to my website after they Google “Lighting Redesign”. At networking events I am always having to explain what it is I actually “do” as the name gives little clue: and although I do focus on using what the client owns, in 2011 almost all my clients hired me for Color help and traditional decorating. It seems I named my business after something I rarely get asked to do.
It was Jennifer’s post (thank you SO much Jennifer) that made me realize I need to be very clear and honest with myself about what I do and what I want to do going forward. So, I have decided 2012 is the year I stop wasting energy thinking and talking about changing the name and just do it. Am I concerned about the huge amount of work and expense involved in changing my business name? yes. Is it going to happen over night? no. Do I even know exactly how this is all going to work? no again.
But now that I have put it in writing there is no turning back. Wish me luck… and if any of you have any advice I am open for suggestions.
Here’s wishing all of us the best year yet!