The Key to Unlock 2016

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key to 2016

Daydreaming… that’s all you need. Get clear on what you want and find a way to check in with it every day. Hold onto it with a loose grip, not so tightly that you break it and not so loosely that you drop it. Don’t stress about it, cling to it or pin all your happiness on it. Just think about it, visualize it, enjoy the possibility of it, then take the steps necessary to make it happen.

What do you want in 2016? What’s one word that could sum it all up? Find that word and use it to think, write, draw, and dream about how you want your life to be. My word for 2016 is “transcend,” so let’s see where that takes me.

And as we wrap up the year I would like to take a moment to thank you so much for following along with my blog. I love to write and it’s a beautiful bonus when I can occasionally string some words together that inspire even a few people along the way. I’ll be taking the next few weeks to enjoy the holidays and plan out 2016, but will be blowing up your inbox again before you know it.

Remember, you don’t have to force it, you just have to dream it.

Cheers to a Beautiful New Year!


John Kalinowski
John Kalinowski is a Redding native based in New York. He’s an NYU-Certified Life Coach, Mindfulness Expert, Columnist, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Traveler, Art-Lover, and Truth-Teller. You can connect with him on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, or visit his website at
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4 Responses

  1. My word for 2016 is REIMAGINE —  looking forward to 2016 and lots of new developments.

  2. Avatar K. Beck says:

    Back to the “words matter” from a different post. I am amazed at how internet users (bloggers/e-mail senders) are now grasping onto violent terminology, case in point: “will be blowing up your inbox”, as a balloon, or a bomb?

    The other sentence I immensely dislike is: “shoot you an e-mail”, what kind of gun do you use to do that?

    Just Sayin’…sorry Adrienne.



  3. A. Jacoby A. Jacoby says:

    No problem, K. Glad I could help . . . ur . . . assist . . . hmmmm . ..enable.. … aid …abet . . . . You choose.  But all that aside, thanks, John, for reminding us that planting a positive idea firmly in our frontal lobe can profoundly affect the panorama of our life.


  4. Avatar Joanne Lobeski-Snyder says:

    Doyle Fife, the owner of Fife Metal Fabricating in Redding once told me that the key to life is 1) knowing what you want  2) finding out what you need to do to get it and 3) doing it.   If you’ve  daydreamed it and know you want it, you’ll recognize and accept the opportunities that will advance that dream.  Thank you for this great article.