The Year of Leveling Up: January 2020 Redux

It’s (still kind of, sort of) the New Year. Only 339 days until year end.

It would be 338, but it’s a leap year in 2020.

I’m not trying to be ironic, but that is the ironic thing about years. They feel all bright, shiny and new when we start them. Then the days pass one by one. Today, it’s January 27. Has your new year glow worn off already, or is each day a new day and a new opportunity?

Soon it will be March, July and even October. Shortly after that, we are back to the end (of the year) again.

Then it’s another New Year’s celebration, a ride on the crest of the New Year wave, through another stretch of calm, a long haul up through mid-December and a detox break over the holidays.

Or however the cycle works for you.

Does it work for you or are you a slave to the cycle?

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Anne Marie Segal, founder of Segal Coaching LLC, is an executive coach, resume writer and author of two well-received books on interviewing and career development. She served as a corporate attorney for 15 years, including roles at White & Case LLP and a prominent hedge and private equity fund manager, before launching her coaching practice.

Based in Connecticut not far from New York City, Anne Marie partners with clients internationally on executive presence, impactful communications, graceful transitions and other aspects of professional and personal development.

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ABOUT ANNE MARIE SEGAL Anne Marie Segal, founder of Segal Coaching LLC, is a career and leadership coach, author and resume writer who guides attorneys, executives and entrepreneurs through career transitions, advancement, job interview preparation, leadership development and personal branding. A former finance and hedge fund attorney, Anne Marie has presented to the United Nations (ICTY/MICT), University of Chicago, United Way, Association of Corporate Counsel and National Resume Writers Association, among other organizations. She has published two career-related books: Master the Interview: A Guide for Working Professionals and Know Yourself, Grow Your Career: The Value Proposition Workbook, written on career and resume topics as a Forbes Coaches Council member at and been quoted on, and other media outlets. You can learn more at or visit her LinkedIn profile at

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