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New year resolutions.

The beginning of a new year is often a time when we pause and make a plan for the rest of the year. January is a time to slow down, take some self-assessments, and make resolutions going forward to bring out the best of the person you were created to be.

As we all experienced, last year was challenging. COVID has affected all of us in significant ways—on a personal level and as a community. I’ve seen our community come together in amazing ways. But I’ve also seen our community fracture with a breakdown in civil discourse and broken relationships.

We’re still in the middle of the storm, yet it helps to keep me centered when I focus my thoughts on my personal purpose and values.

I ask myself, “What was I created for? What am I passionate about? Why am I here?” Once I know what my purpose is—or visualize the best version of myself—then it’s easier to look at my life and identify what actions and behaviors do not align with my purpose and values.

Carl Vaagnenes, CEO
Alomere Health

It’s similar to your immune system. A strong immune system identifies a virus as foreign to our body and overcomes it—stopping it before the virus can do too much damage. Similarly, when we face adversity and challenges like we’ve experienced during the pandemic, it’s helpful to compare our response to our personal purpose—and make corrections quickly if needed.

If you like resolutions, what new actions could you incorporate into your routine to help you align with who you were created to be? Personally, I want to dig deeper into what keeps me grounded: faith, integrity, and love—so I can help others achieve their next level of personal and professional success.

I invite you to join me in working together to instill well-being in both our bodies and our relationships for 2022.

—Carl Vaagenes, Alomere Health CEO

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