1. Let's get it over with…the lame obvious statement of MY HEALTH. But in my case, I started 2014 with a bout of pneumonia/bronchitis, whatever. Seriously, the 3-4 step trip to the refrigerator required me to rest against the counter until I could breath again. It took about 10 days of this to have a new appreciation for all those folks who suffer from some sort of chronic pulmonary disease. Luckily, I did bounce back quickly (month or so), but it's so easy to realize how much I take my health and fitness for granted.
As a branding and marketing expert I've had the opportunity to work with large corporations, small businesses, as well as start-ups, and there's one thing owners, C-suites and directors all have in common. They forget something very, very important to their success. They become a tad bit narcisstic. Or as some would say "start to believe their own press clippings"!