Happy New Year 2018: hjc Resolutions

January 8, 2018

A new year means a fresh start – and what better way to prepare yourself than compiling a list of your resolutions to get the ball rolling. Some people may focus on health goals (good luck getting a treadmill at the gym this month) while others may take more of a quiet focus with something like a reading list or a new course or program that they find interesting. No matter what the focus may be, the 2018 goals are ready to kick-start.

You know what they say – writing down your goals helps you achieve them, and that’s why we’ve decided to take that approach and share a few of our resolutions with you from both a personal and professional standpoint.

Have a read below and take a look at what we’re striving for this year.

Alex Cook, Head Designer
Professional: Create more sophisticated websites with unique features that enhance the user experience and advance the non-profit sector.
Personal: Get more organized with my time, schedule when I check my emails and stop multitasking.

Matt Cody, Digital Service Consultant
Professional: Ask ‘why’ more. This may seem like a bit of a cliché, however my professional resolution is to gain a deeper understanding of the reasoning behind decisions being made. This will allow me to better serve my client and position myself for future growth. It will help clients by gaining sharper insights on how any project fits into their larger organization, go beyond the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of the project and really identify its need. From the beginning it will ask if their need is being met. This will allow both the client and us to be more efficient and lead to a satisfied client. It also will deepen client relations, demonstrating my dedication to their success as a partner rather than just a service provider. Asking more ‘why’ questions will allow me to develop my engagement and understanding of our agency.
Personal: Get Outside of My Comfort Zone. Becoming a dad recently has tested me in ways I never could have imagined and is forcing me to work outside of my comfort zone. In 2018, I would like to translate this to my professional life by taking the lead on new ideas and being more vocal with my thoughts and ideas. An introvert by nature, I need to be proactive in this and see this as a continuing exercise.

Ewans Fernandes, Digital Service Consultant
Professional: Toggl, toggl, and toggl some more.
Personal: Enjoy the little things…like coconut rolled dates

Hailey Frith, Fundraising Coordinator
Professional: Take a web design course to learn the basics of design and development.
Personal: Schedule my weeks. Every Sunday, I would like to take time to write down my week’s schedule in my agenda and plan everything from workouts to meals to coffee dates with friends.

Elena Francis, Digital Marketing Account Executive
Professional: Try out new marketing innovations that are successful enough to be used in future campaigns.
Personal: Eat more cheese.

Shauna Krajacich, Head of Digital Marketing
Professional: Start taking long walks at lunch to refresh and rejuvenate for the second half of the workday.
Personal: See as much live music as I can!

Kate Gollogly, Web Developer & Business Development
Professional: To learn more about Google’s changes to SEO.
Personal: Drink more water.

Mark McGrath, Digital Service and Technology Consultant
Professional: Consume more! Every day I want to read, watch or listen to something that I can use to improve the service I deliver to our clients. There’s plenty of smart people out there so it shouldn’t be hard!
Personal: Consume less. I want to live more simply this year, focusing on the things that I need to make me happy and none of the extraneous distractions that I can get caught up in

Chelsea Dowson, Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator
Professional: Learn how to code.
Personal: Begin my scuba diving certification.

Evan Pizzolato, Web Developer
Professional: Go to more tech meetups and learn more Javascript.
Personal: Eat healthier and cut down on my Subway consumption.

Karim Blair, Digital Service Consultant
Professional: Use more videos in my training sessions. Video is great reference tool for clients that allows them to reference specific elements that they are looking to use.
Personal: Drink more water. Each year I make healthier diet choices, and lack of water is one glaring thing left.

Cassandra Steele, Account Executive
Professional: Become a Google Certified AdWords Expert.
Personal: Knit a sweater.

Francis Lim, Lead Developer
Professional: Learn to code Angular.js.
Personal: Improve fitness and learn how to ski.

It’s hard to believe that we’re already a week into 2018 – have you kicked off your list yet? If not, we hope you found some inspiration from our list above. Happy 2018 everyone!