What if you saw 2014 as a person…your newest BFF?

You & 2014= BFF'S forever!Is it me or does it seem like there are more and more people writing, blogging, and posting about this time of year being all about recharging, renewing and resolving to be better?  Suddenly, everyone is a motivational speaker sharing positive thoughts with others about how great 2014 will be – pick a word, pick a theme, pick a mantra.  I love it all! 

But, what if we switched it up a bit. 

What if we looked at 2014 as our newest BFF – our 2014 Best Friend Forever?  Just think about it.  How doe we relate to our BFF's?

– There is unconditional love

– There is a reliable; knowing feeling that when we are with this person everything will be okay

– There is hope that there is someone who always has our back when things get tough

– There is her voice when we hang on to past failures saying "let it go! You learned from it – get over it!"

– Finally, there is encouragement to be the best version of ourselves.

So now as you renew, recharge and resolve to do better, do it with your BFF.  Do it with looking at 2014 as an actual person – a living, breathing, great…BEST friend and see how that shifts your view of your year.  

Here’s to 2014 – I can't wait to hang out with you! I see us crying, laughing, growing, and having a blast knowing that you've got my back all the while challenging me to do really great things.  

I treasure my newest BFF already.  I'm just getting to know her, and I already love the feeling when I'm around her.  Here's to BFF's!

From your motivational speaker and her BFF 2014, Marilyn Sherman


Marilyn Sherman, CSP is a Front-Row Leadership Expert helping people get out of the balcony and get a front-row seat in life. For over 20 years she has inspired audiences with topics on Visioning, Goal Achievement and having a No More Excuses attitude! Check out her fun, dynamic style at http://www.MarilynSherman.com

Marilyn Sherman, Owner UpFront Presentations - Helping people get a Front-Row seat in their life!
9030 W. Sahara Ave #444
Las Vegas, NV 89117

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  1. What a great new perspective, Marilyn!  This made me visualize 2014 as a open hands inviting me on the year long journey instead of a massive obstacle to climb up, over and around!  Let's go!

  2. This post makes my heart sing! It reminds me to be compassionate, kind and patient with the one person who truly determines the quality of my life – me. Can't help but also feel gratitude for the BFFs I share this blog with who support me as I grow personally and professionally as a motivational speaker.

  3. GREAT metaphor for moving ahead with support, love and companionship on the journey!  And you're right Colette – it reminds me to be compassionate with myself also! Even motivational speakers need a reminder like this from time to time!

  4. Wheee!  Marilyn this is such a fun and powerful way to embrace 2014!  I LOVE the idea of skipping off on our new journey together.  Thank you for introducing this motivational speaker to her new BFF! 

  5. Great comments you guys – it really reminds me of how grateful I am to have all of you encouraging me on this journey. One day I hope we have an event that all of us our on the agenda. Can you imagine? Who's in?

  6. My wife is having one of her BFF's coming over tonight for woman-to-woman talk. So I think I'll just call up 2014 and ask him if he wants to go to the sports bar with me to watch the NFL playoff game tonight. Wait! It could be tough to get him in. He's underage. He's less than a week old, for goodness sakes.

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