The One Piece of Advice You Won’t Hear For New Year’s Resolutions

The One Piece of Advice You Won’t Hear For New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but my 2016 life experience was kind of … surprising.

I’m not even talking about the Brex’out, the Trump’s-in or stuff like that.

But if we focus on what we wanted to achieve in 2016 at a personal level …


Was 2016 Really As You Dreamed It?

Did it go according to your plan?

My year wasn’t bad, but it certainly didn’t go according to the plan!

There were few big moments worth remembering: I became British (strange for a French man), joined Paid to Exist, discovered Costa Rica and made a crazy decision to move there in the next year or so!

None of that was planned on the 1st of Jan 2016 ;)

By the way, I’d be really keen to know your 2016 story … (keep reading, more on that later!). And what about 2017? Are you plotting any big changes for next year?

If you do, here is a humble piece of advice:

Get Rid Of All Your New Year Resolutions!

I’m serious: get rid of all of them!

I personally think New Year resolutions suck big time. I even discovered the other day it is now scientifically proven: only 8% of them actually produce the expected results ;)

To be fair, this is mainly because, rather than being proper commitments, they’re generally just quick, entertaining thoughts we use to fuel our Christmas conversations.

They give us a temporary sense of satisfaction. That’s why we love to come up with “plans” like “stop smoking and lose 40 stones by March”.

New Year resolutions are often vain wishes.

But what if you can’t afford vain wishes anymore?

What if you want this massive change in your life to happen in 2017?

What if you really want 2017 to be the year where you’ll quit your job for good, and start getting paid to be who you really are?

If you feel ready for this change, I have good news for you:

There Is Only One Crucial Thing You Need To Do To Transform Your Life Next Year

A few days ago, we did a bit of a brainstorming with the PTE Team. We wanted to find the best advices possible to help you get stellar results next year.

And you know what? We quickly discarded all the usual mainstream stuff: mindset, accountability, etc.

We wanted something different, something more POWERFUL.

So we decided to share just one thing with you …

But not just anything:

The one thing you should do next year to achieve massive success and get paid to exist.

The mother-of-all advice that will give you desire, focus, vision, motivation and an incredible kick-ass energy that will force you to over-achieve next year …

Want to know what it is?

We’ll post it on this blog next week, just after Christmas, so stay tuned.

Stick your email here to get notified as soon as we post it.

Until then, let’s do one important thing: Christmas presents!

Here’s How To WIN A Free Paid To Exist Christmas Package

Post a comment below to share your 2016 story with us, and let us know the one thing you think you should focus on next year.

Any story is welcome: awesome achievements, massive failures, sudden revelations, crazy decisions, mindset shifts, and just about anything else ;)

We’ll read all your comments and the best one wins our very special Christmas Paid To Exist Christmas Package:

Our Paid To Exist Christmas Package For the Winner (Worth $180+)

Includes …

The Job Escape Kit (worth $97+, not on sale anymore)

Job Escape Kit

If you don’t know about it, The Job Escape Kit is a creative, actionable guide that shows you precisely how to quit your job and claim your freedom in 2017.

It is beautiful (incl. some amazing pics), exhaustive (150 pages long) and quite a deep and moving reading (thanks to the interviews of fellow successful quitters).

It is also a vintage gift, as we currently don’t sell it anymore. More details on this page (but the buy buttons are inactive).

The Limit Destroying Kit (worth $27)

You don’t have keep betting against yourself. You don’t have to let your thoughts run the show and work against you.

Your mind can be a powerful ally. But you must start with first identifying, and then transforming your patterns of negative self-sabotage.

The Limit Destroying Kit is a powerful, tested approach to locating, uprooting and transforming limiting beliefs into self-serving beliefs that lay the foundation for your greatness.

The Ultimate Guide To Building Your Tribe (worth $97)

Anyone can start a movement, anyone can create a cause. But if you want to build more than a passive, lukewarm community it will take guts, sweat and heart.

The Ultimate Guide To Building Your Tribe is a guided video course with action-based workbooks that will help you build a tribe that will pay you to do what you love.

Merry Christmas to you,

And we’ll catch up next week!


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19 Comments on "The One Piece of Advice You Won’t Hear For New Year’s Resolutions"

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The beginning of 2016 was hard for me. I’d just left (escaped) a toxic relationship that left me emotionally devastated, switched from a government job to a job as a coach and moved to a different part of the city where I didn’t feel very comfortable. It took a good six months before I had adjusted to all of this and was ready to continue working on a really *amazing* life. Most importantly, to me, in 2016 I tried very hard to get contracts with group practices to work as a freelance psychotherapist. In one case my persistence paid off.… Read more »

2016 was my limbo year. I had major set backs in 2015 with being hacked and loosing a business plan to an Australian business competitor. 2016 was going to be my launch year, but ended up being a year of shock & recovery. I hope 2017 allows me to launch both my spiritual website & my business/wordpress training website.

Wanted to lose weight : at least did not gain more. Well, a small victory is better than none. Wanted to begin my business : not yet but never been so close. Wanted to finish my book : nope. I plan a working group next year : already know when and where. If I go on with the same routines, I will reach the exact same point. So, I learnt that a small step, il already a victory. I learnt to enjoy the journey and keep track of my feelings. Changing the plan because it does not correpond to your… Read more »
My 2016 went sort of planned, but with a major turn of events. I had a baby on May 1st. I went into the hospital on April 30th to get induced, but ended up having a C-section. During the C-section, that is when things went horribly wrong. I ended up profusely bleeding during the C-section, to the point where the doctors did not know if I was going to make it. I ended up needing 30 units of Packed Red blood cells, along with many other blood products. I was put into a medically induced coma for 5 days, 3… Read more »

Thanks Tricia! You are one strong lady, glad to have you here with us. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. We are here if you need help and support building your new, fulfilling career in 2017!

The one thing I am going to focus on in 2017 is to radically FOCUS like I’ve never focused before! Learn how to really concentrate on ONE thing only. Say NO to everything that is not crucially important to me. Wohoo already practicing the last weeks of 2016, because I can’t wait. It feels great and produces real QUICK high QUALITY results! In 2016, I cleared out lots of stuff from my home (furniture, DVDs etc.) and my life that I don’t need (for example no more cleaning and shopping thanks to my cleaning lady – frees time I can… Read more »
I started out 2016 with plans to divorce my husband, who at that point I had been with for 19 years. I even broke the news to him on New Year’s Eve. I thought that he didn’t love me and I figured I would be doing us both a favor. For the first time in my life I had confidence, I was taking control of my life. I was being selfish, instead of a martyr for everyone else. I realized that it was okay for people to notice me, that I didn’t have to try to hide or blend into… Read more »

Thanks so much for sharing this story Rachel. Looks like you’ve been to hell and back this year, but you’ve also grown and learned a lot about yourself. What you’re saying about benefits of being ‘selfish’ and having time for yourself is so true, and something that most people – especially women! – so often forget about. Really looking forward to hearing your 2017 story, I have a feeling it’s going to be a good one!


Thank you for taking the time to respond! Yes, I too am excited to see what my story is at the end of 2017! I will be sure to share it here.

Didn’t really have a great year. In June there was a leak in my hot water cylinder which sits in my roof, so that caused a mini flood in my bathroom and massive hole in my ceiling. I had to spend over a month dealing with assessors, a builder and painter to get repairs done. About a month ago someone backed into my parked car so I had to organise that getting fixed. On the upside, I learned I can handle more than I thought I could. I’m getting more and more bored in my job but have no idea… Read more »
Tash Pericic
Life never works out as plan, if someone had told me 5 years ago that I would be living in Croatia married to a man I met on a Pirate Ship, I would have said “you’re crazy!” Yet… here I am. I couldn’t have planned this in a million years and am happier than I have ever been, but having clear goals and purpose can still drive us through each year, we may not know exactly where it all leads us, but if we are open to life we can achieve our goals and some. 2016 my goals were to… Read more »

Couldn’t agree more Tash. Consistent action is so much more effective (and less scary!) in turning dreams into reality than sudden, dramatic moves. And your example is a great proof of that! Dream on!

Well… in July I started what I thought would be my dream job in Corporate America. It turned out to be the job from hell. I start a new job on January 3. Not exactly my dream job, but I’ve given up on that notion. I think it will be tolerable … and, hopefully, enjoyable. I would like to focus on making wiser choices regarding my investments and my health. Retirement is closer than I would like to admit. I retire as quickly as possible and to be able to be healthy enough to enjoy it.

2016 is ending in a victory celebration and joyful anticipation. The year held multiple challenges, including extensive health challenges for my child, a surprise move, a building fire that relocated some clients (and caused a temporary 40% income loss for me), an auto accident and the death of my favorite uncle. So…why am I celebrating? This year of testing let me demonstrate a calm peace, confident wisdom and problem solving. I have also discovered my life partner this year, as well as clarity for my calling/mission. Life is GOOD!


Dominated 2016 from Jan 1st till today and will finish with a top rope elbow to the back of 2016 skull!

2017 is going to be fresh, fabulous, and fantastic! Bring on the New Year and God Bless you all!

Gwynne Montgomery
2016 started out great. January I had my best income month ever, February I took a short solo trip to Chicago (a big deal since I’m a highly introverted hermit), and then in February, everything sort of started sinking. My income dropped to “survival level”: I was able to pay my rent and basic bills, but not much else. Politics, and political ranting, sort of sucked up my life, and then, of course, Trump got elected, which sort of was the icing on the cake of the crapstorm that 2016 seemed to be for so many. It wasn’t a great… Read more »
2016 Female I am 20 going on 21, (December 29th) For the entirety of a year I was unable to locate a long term job aside from helping my stepfather (whom is in his late 50s) with a variety of jobs such as house chores, firewood loading and stacking, fixing automobiles, woodworking, welding, etc. I repeatedly failed my driving test and do not own a car, but may fix up an old truck to call my own. I’m not a bad driver, and I’m ok at parallel parking, I just test terribly and have anxieties around strangers/people in general. I… Read more »
I’m in the military and in May 2016 I returned home from a 7 month deployment. When I left my 2 year old was just starting to string 2 – 3 words together. When I came home she was speaking in whole sentences. I missed a lot. It was a happy homecoming. My daughter was shy around me but at least wasn’t afraid of me. But after the happy reunion most people don’t realize it’s a difficult readjustment for everyone. My husband and daughter had their own routines, their own habits. And it all excluded me because they had to… Read more »
I started 2016 with a lot of plans. First of all, to find a new, more interesting and creative job than this i do during the last 10 years. I work as an office emploee in an insurance company with a crazy, rude, boss, insurers who smoke all the time inside the office and a boring object without any probability of development. The only positive of this job is that the company pays its employees. In my country, Greece, the last 7 years economic crisis changed our lives in all levels. Unemployment now reached 24% and bosses exploit emploees in… Read more »

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