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Another Round – The Most Important Things We Do Each Year

Another Round – The Most Important Things We Do Each Year
This week’s rerelease is another round on identifying important goals! We’re not here to tell you what's important – that's different for every person. But we are here with a DIY method to really boil down what's important to you. As we kick off the new year, let's figure out how to make your "most important" things happen.

For many entrepreneurs, the end of the year is a time for holiday get-togethers, meeting deadlines, and – the big one – goal setting. We take time to visualize where we see our organization in the coming year, in five years, or even a decade down the line. We carefully map out our business's progress and trajectory. But are we focusing on what’s most important?

While it's pretty clear how to identify these quantitative metrics (like finances or organizational growth), it’s less clear whether our goals are aligned with the top priorities in our lives. Don't be fooled: Goal setting is not a one-size-fits-all situation. At work and at home, the factors your competitors, neighbors and friends are focusing on this year shouldn't necessarily be your priorities. You’ve got to write your own path.

This episode, we discuss how we can complete a soul-searching audit to identify goals that are personally meaningful throughout the new year.

Blood Orange Elderflower Gin

Blood Orange Elderflower Gin

Blood Orange Elderflower Gin
If you know us, you know we love a good elderflower cocktail. With Liberator Gin from Valentine Distilling Co. in Detroit (one of our favorites), St. Germain's Elderflower Liqueur, ginger ale and blood orange juice, this cocktail cultivates a fresh, citrus taste that is (somehow) simultaneously festive. Garnish with thyme and slices of blood orange, and you've got yourself tropical taste in the middle of winter.


  • 1 oz. Valentine Distilling Co.'s Liberator Gin
  • 3/4 oz. St. Germain's Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2 1/2 oz. ginger ale
  • 1 oz. blood orange juice
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • Thyme, to garnish


  1. Mix the gin, elderflower liqueur, lime juice and ginger ale in a serving glass. Top off with ice.
  2. Slowly pour in the blood orange juice and watch the colors swirl.
  3. Garnish with blood orange slices and thyme sprigs.

Recipe via The Little Epicurean.

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