What Can You Achieve in 2013?

I participated in the Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC 18) during the first half of 2012. This meant that every weekend was given over to working on a project for the competition. Together with a team of six people, I put together a business plan and presentation for a mid-size company that wanted to know how to position and price their product in a competitive market. Our findings were presented to a panel of judges that voted on the best plan and presentation among eight teams. My team won first place in June and was recognized at The Entrepreneur Awards Japan at the US Ambassador's residence in November. Our prizes included membership to the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and a HP Envy laptop. It was a great feeling to work together with a team of dedicated hard-working people from a variety of backgrounds and win first place.

As a hypnotherapist, I assist many people in achieving their goals, but working together with others to do so as a team was a new and different experience for me. I really enjoyed the camaraderie and the dynamics of the team. If you are working on a goal, I recommend you find a partner to support you in achieving it or work on the goal together. Enlist a friend, a colleague, your spouse or child, and make goal achievement a team effort.