This book makes me positively giddy.

Why, you might ask?

Because I’m on the brink of making some big changes!

Every New Year’s Eve, I make resolutions. They’re always the same. And I’m embarrassed to admit that they always fall by the wayside. Maybe I’m not committed enough? Maybe I already have too much on my plate? It only comforts me a little to know I’m not alone. Fully 92% of people fail to keep their shiny new personal commitments for one full year.

Enter, Caroline Arnold. She’s a managing director of a major Wall Street firm who won a major award for building the auction system for the Google IPO. She’s clearly very accomplished in her professional life. But she struggled in making personal behavioral changes. In her words: “For most of my life, I lived the common experience in resolution making–I failed nearly all the time.”

That is, until she discovered the art and joy of making microresolutions.

This is a really fun book, most of all because it’s both practical and hopeful. Caroline is smart, savvy, and humble about the change process. I really loved her advice about sleep, food, clutter, relationships, and more. Listen in… you won’t regret it.

Oh, and in case you’re curious, the Book of Odds lists the top New Year’s resolutions for 2014. They include losing weight, getting organized, saving money, staying fit and healthy. Maybe yours can be found in this list? Caroline offers thought provoking research and surprisingly simple, small shifts in the areas of sleep, clutter, punctuality, and more.

Spring is a time of renewal and transformation. In the spirit of the season, let’s make our first set of microresolutions together. Because thinking small can lead to great things!

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