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What's Your New Year's Resolution?

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December 31, 2019

Every year we all make a new years resolution, and yet every year, most of us fail at actually fulfilling it. Perhaps we set the bar too high, or perhaps we lose interest too quickly; either way, most of us get to the end of January and have already lost. 

The trick, in my opinion, is setting yourself goals that are actually achievable.

Goals related to professional development are a great resolution since all you need to do is simply read something helpful and useful; something that’ll give you more knowledge than you had before! And let's face it friends, grabbing a good read and getting cozy is much easier than trying to lose 30 pounds at the gym! Your brain needs a workout too, but you can do this while sipping on some tea and relaxing! Now THAT's a win in my books!

That being said, let’s agree that a great (and realistic) new years resolution would be gaining more knowledge that can help improve your career and job performance. And if we agree on that, who better to learn from than those who’ve got years of experience working in community and have survived this challenging line of work to tell the tale!?

2020 Community Predictions Cover That’s why I’d recommend to all of you to take the time this holiday season to read our newest eBook, 2020 Community Predictions.

Now, I can see how you might think that my suggestion is biased because I work at Vanilla, BUT I’ll tell you why it’s not!


I myself personally interviewed each and every expert featured in this eBook, and everyone offered a unique and fresh perspective on community.

My personal favourite is Chapter 2, where Jake McKee talks about the impacts that the socio-political climate of today has on community and the way that members interact with each other. This chapter was particularly interesting to me because I studied politics, so I found it insightful and interesting how Jake connects the politics of division to community elements. 

2020 Community Predictions eBook - Jake McKee

Overall, our experts have 280+ years of combined experience in community, so it’s worth the read—I mean, TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY YEARS?! That’s definitely worth the read!

And hey, once you read this eBook for yourself, leave a comment and tell me what chapters you found most helpful or insightful! I’d love to start a discussion!

Have a safe and happy holiday season people, and we’ll see y'all in the new year!

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Sarah Robinson-Yu

Written by Sarah Robinson-Yu

Sarah is the Content Marketing Specialist at Vanilla Forums. Prior to Vanilla, Sarah worked in the public sector where she led and coordinated the strategic framework and operational policy development of business processes.


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