5-4-3-2-1 . . . Happy New Year! Or, wait a second, maybe I’m counting down too early — or too late. Maybe you’re reading this in Europe or in Asia, and you’ve already done the 5-4-3-2-1.

In any case, welcome to the next decade! How was your decade?

If you had to write your own personal history of the ’00s, what would you say? What did you accomplish? What eluded you? How was the decade for you?

I can’t believe it’s been ten years since all the paranoid people were worried about Y2K. What are we going to worry about next? Didn’t Nostradamus have a prediction for 2012 or something?

It’s funny how fast a decade goes by, and here we are now about to do the same thing we do every year on New Year’s Eve. Some of you will be chasing the night, trying to find the perfect New Year’s Eve party that doesn’t exist. Others of you will stay home for a night of deep reflection.

Whatever you choose to do tonight, that is your choice. Personally, you know how I feel about chasing the night.

To me, tonight is just another Thursday night. We are going to go grab some dinner, wish each other a happy new year, and wake up tomorrow on Friday.

Life to me is just a continuous journey. I treat every day as another day I can learn something new and exciting, and grow as a person.

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, because most people break them in the first 24 hours. I believe in daily goals, because I’ve learned that setting small goals every day is the way to succeed in the long run.

It’s been an amazing 2009. I am very thankful for everyone in my life.

I am very thankful to be in love with a woman I think is the most beautiful woman in the world.

I am thankful for all of you who have followed my work, participated in the blog, purchased my products, and taken my Bootcamps.

I am thankful for everyone who works with me behind the scenes making this business and this website something of which I am very proud.

So let me leave you with one tip for tonight. If you’re not kissing someone at midnight, don’t worry about it.

Don’t think of it as not kissing someone on New Year’s Eve. Think of it as not kissing someone on Thursday night.

Not only that, most people have some really nasty breath tonight. They went out and ate at an over-priced buffet and drank some cheap alcohol. So, basically, you’re kissing staleness.

So, think of it this way and just enjoy whatever you choose to do.

Happy New Year!