Happy 2030 | How to become more of who you want to be

Happy New Year! 

Not only that, but Happy New Decade! 

Instead of my usual public speaking tip, I wanted to share what I’ll be doing today. Today I will be writing a letter dated January 1st, 2030 and it will be addressed to the Maryna of today. 

This is like backwards goal-setting or new year resolutions, where I’ve already achieved everything I’ve set my mind to, and now I’m reflecting back on taking those first steps. 

I want to invite you to do the same. Pick up a pen (or a Google doc) and start with: 

Dear Me of 2020, 

Here is something I’d really love for you to know … 

Let your hand, your brain, and your heart do the writing, but if you get stuck here are a few other prompts: 

  • Can you believe that you ____ 
  • I’m so happy that you started doing ____ 
  • I’m proud of you for accomplishing ___ 
  • You were smart to let go of ___ 
  • Please remember that you that you are ____ 
  • If you get stuck, just focus on ___ 
  • Don’t get discouraged when you ___, it’s part of the plan! 

It might look funny reading this right now, but writing a letter to myself gets me really focused and energized to be who I want to be. It’s like a roadmap to getting what I really want and a word of encouragement for when things don’t go my way.  (And just in case you’re looking for a job, I have a resource for managing your finances)

If you follow just one of my tips, I hope it’s this one. 

(And if you think there’s something I should add to my letter, I’d love for you to let me know.) 

Happy New Year, from my family to yours. I’m wishing you a year (and a decade) of health and happiness, and being more of who you really want to be. 


Maryna Shkvorets

Public Speaking and Confidence Coach


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