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.

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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.

 

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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!

 

 

 

 

Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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