Celebrity life Coach Sherri Ziff Lester says Small steps are key to Gradual New Year’s resolution success On January 1, most Americans will pledge to lose weight, quit smoking or stay out of debt for the next 365 days. For a few weeks, gyms will be packed, the air will be smoke-free and credit card statements will be paid in full, but by the time the champagne goes flat many will abandon their New Year’s resolutions. According to Sherri Lester, celebrity life coach and founder of RockYourLifeCoaching, this is because many people set themselves up for failure by setting life goals that are too broad or aggressive to be realistically accomplished. Sherri suggests a different approach for New Year’s resolutions set small resolutions that will help you reach our overall goal: If you want to spend more time with your friends and family, don’t pledge to see them at every holiday. Rather, pencil in a dinner on your calendar once a month to catch up. If you want to get out of debt, don’t pay your outstanding bills in full without leaving yourself any money. Instead, develop a monthly budget plan. If your resolution is to eat healthier by a simple start by eliminating sugar in the mornings by adding some guilt-free sweetness to your coffee, tea or favorite beverage. If getting fit is your New Year’s goal, don’t vow to workout seven days a week. Instead, start small by signing up for a once a week exercise class. Celebrity life coach and founder for rockyour LifeCoaching, Sherri Ziff Lester received her certification in life coaching at the prestigious Academy of Coach training in Seattle, Washington, one of the few training centers to earn accreditation from the International Coaching Federation. Her client base includes many of the who’s who in the arts and entertainment industry.