• New Year’s Resolutions: Why Resolutions Fail And Why Resolutions Work | Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler | Episode 50

  • According to Forbes magazine, more than 40% of us make New Year’s resolutions but only 8% of us keep them. Why do New Year’s resolutions work for so few people, and why do they fail for others? Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler bring their own, unique viewpoint to New Year’s resolutions. They will discuss when to make them and when to simply ignore them. On this week’s Mighty Parenting podcast, they’ll talk about their own experiences and lessons learned as well powerful ways to improve your life, with or without New Year’s resolutions. Learning to make changes in our life is an essential life skill, and one we need to teach our teens.



    Bonus: Judy and Sandy share the “Why Game” and walk through how to use it to change your life. https://www.patreon.com/mightyparenting

    A Favorite Quote from the Show:

    “When you want to make a change in your life, you need to look at it as a process.”

    High Points of New Year’s Resolutions: Why Resolutions Fail And Why Resolutions Work:

    Judy – The end of the year is a time of reflection, of allowing me to identify what I want to fix in my life.

    When you want to make a change in your life, you need to look at it as a process.

    Failure is an essential element of the process of change. Embracing failure as the path forward can help us make effective change.

    We center New Year’s resolutions around all the things we don’t like about ourselves instead of making them around life satisfaction and what we want to create.

    When we look at things holistically, we can make the shift toward the life we want.

    If we look at resolutions like talking to ourselves in a mirror and ask ourselves, “Why do I want to make this change?” it helps us hone-in-on choosing the right thing to work on.

    The “Why Game” is a great tool for deciding how to make powerful choices that impact our lives. (There’s a bonus audio where Judy and Sandy share the “Why Game” and walk through how to use it to change your life. https://www.patreon.com/mightyparenting)

    Instead of making resolutions, Judy uses a focus word for the upcoming year to keep her on track in improving one area of her life.

    Resolutions can be very powerful when it comes from what we need for ourselves.

    Our Guests:

    Judy Davis aka The Direction Diva is a sought after motivational speaker, entrepreneur, author and host of the Mighty Parenting Podcast. She is a small business and teen suicide prevention expert as well as an influencer in the military spouse community. Judy is passionate about providing programs and resources to families across the nation and is the CEO of DASIUM – a brand leading the way in depression, addiction and suicide prevention in teens and young adults.

    A recipient of the 2016 Dove Real Beauty Award, Judy has also been quoted, featured, and profiled in a variety of publications and interviews including Smart Money Magazine, Hiring America TV, The Jim Bohannan show, Dr. Laura Berman Show, and more. She is regularly featured as a parenting and military lifestyle expert/guest on radio shows and panels highlighting the challenges and issues facing families today.

    Sandy Fowler helps people take back their lives. She works with women and small business owners, teaching them how to make powerful choices that let them leave stress behind and live a joy-filled life. At Mighty Parenting she helps parents make powerful choices that reduce stress while improving parenting and emotional wellness. At DASIUM, she guides parents and organizations in preventing depression, addiction, and suicide in teens and young adults.

    She has been quoted on Lifetimemoms.com and SheKnows.com, featured in a cover story in the Detroit Free Press Twist Magazine, published in Mompreneur magazine and the Clarkston News. Sandy is a co-creator of The Keys to Getting What You Want: 4 Little Known Communication Secrets, and the creator of the Calendar Magic coaching program. She authored two books that use her principles to guide moms through the holiday season. She is a co-host of the Mighty Parenting podcast. Sandy loves to spend her free time camping, hiking, reading, or playing games with her husband and daughters. You can connect with her at SandyFowler.com.

    To learn more or connect with Judy visit https://thedirectiondiva.com and Sandy at https://sandyfowler.com