It’s that time of year, a beginning of a year that sparks the need or inspiration to improve for the upcoming months. Some take a serious introspection and time to evaluate the previous year to determine their new resolutions or expand on old ones. Others roll over the same resolutions from the previous year because within a month they forgot about their resolutions.
This made us at IMS curious on two different fronts: 1.) what were the most common Resolutions of previous years and 2.) how can we help the resolution keeps and how can we help the resolution forgetters keep their promises for the New Year?
After digging deep into surveys and articles, we discovered that there were commonalities in the top five resolutions for one’s personal life as well as work life.
Top Five Personal Resolutions for 2020
1.) Be Healthier (Diet or eat healthier, exercise more, lose weight)
This resolution category was not only the top resolution 2019 but also in 2018. It is a testament that the journey to a healthier self isn’t an easy one. But the beauty of our Barter Industry is that we have the hundreds of business that can help you in that journey. Doctors, chiropractors, personal trainers, nutrition specialists, health club and fitness centers, are just a few of the many business that we have available through IMS Barter. Your personal IMS Broker can help you connect to these health specialists so you can create a game plan to accomplish your health goal.
2.) Save more/Spend Less
This resolution was also in the top tier of resolutions for the last two years running. One of the key pillars of the Barter Industry is to save cash. We whole-heartedly believe that your hard-earned cash should be saved so you can use it for great things – supporting you and your family, traveling, investing in future endeavors.
Besides saving money outright by bartering, we also have businesses in our network to help with financial questions – tax preparation, financial counselors, bookkeepers, and more.
3.) Learn a new Skill or Hobby
Want to learn how to Rock Climb? Ski? Paintball? Learn martial arts? Horseback ride? Hunt or fish? Run Ninja obstacle courses? Well we got you covered for all that and more. We support all different ventures and walks of life. If you aren’t sure if we have something in your community, chances are we probably, actually do.
4.) Travel More
IMS has over 1000 properties directly, plus thousands more though our barter affiliates! There are approximately 200 travel requests pending at all times for accommodations all over the world. Go explore the jungles of Costa Rica or Belize, see the Eifel Tower in Paris or visit the Hairy Coos in Scotland. Is the Caribbean calling your name? No worries – we have accommodations in Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados, Aruba, Cayman Island, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and St. Lucia, just to list a few. For those who want to stay closer to home, we have properties in at least 45 of the 52 states!
5.) Spend More Time with Family/Friends
It shouldn’t be a surprise that taking advantage of our barter community can help you with this resolution. By bartering and supporting these business, you can obtain wonderful experiences for your family and friends. Going on weekend adventures, getting tickets to sporting events and concerts, trying new restaurants, going to theater and live shows, experiencing outdoor and indoor activities are just some of the ways you can spend more time with your family and friends. By working with your Broker, they can help make these ideas and dream a reality. All you need to do is give them a call.
These are just some of the ways that your trade dollars can be used to conquer your 2020 personal resolutions. Call your IMS Broker today to discuss how we can help you achieve your goals.