"My favorite way to brainstorm creatively whether it's about values or setting goals for the new year is through mind maps," Blake tells CNBC.

Write down the year at the center of a piece of paper, then draw spokes with different themes that are important to you. For example, your spokes could be "business, personal life, health and fitness, fun or skill building."

From each of those themes, draw additional spokes to connect the themes to ways you want to improve or experiment in that area.">
"My favorite way to brainstorm creatively whether it's about values or setting goals for the new year is through mind maps," Blake tells CNBC.

Write down the year at the center of a piece of paper, then draw spokes with different themes that are important to you. For example, your spokes could be "business, personal life, health and fitness, fun or skill building."

From each of those themes, draw additional spokes to connect the themes to ways you want to improve or experiment in that area." />

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