Sunday, January 4, 2009

Looking for a New Year's Resolution?

It's traditional that many people make resolutions at the start of the New Year. Experts who coach people on changing behavior say that's it's often beneficial to start small, with some manageable, measurable changes, and to make a specific concrete resolution with a defined action (for example "I'm going to eat some fresh fruits and vegetables every day") rather than resolutions that don't have a specific plan and are broad and non-specific ("I'm going to lose weight.")

Some easy resolutions that we should all adopt are contained in the IBEW International President Ed Hill's "State of our Union: Utilities" in which he talks to us of a path we can take to build a brighter future for our industry and the Brotherhood. If you haven't already seen this interesting video, I urge you to take a look at:

After you have a chance to watch it, think about Preident Hill's message, and ask yourself what you can do to help insure your future, and the future for your co-workers, and future co-workers. Although President Hill delivered the "State of our Union" last spring, with the economy where it is today , his message is more important, and of more value, than ever.

Best wishes, and I hope you all have a healthy and prosperous 2009!

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