Twenty event professionals share their New Year’s Resolutions. With seven common themes, a clear picture emerges of what the event industry’s top players want to see in 2022. They also offer every event professionals a good recipe for how to tackle 2022.
It’s no surprise that event professionals are keen to have 2021 behind them. The idea of adjusting behaviors with the intention of being more successful is popular, so it’s no surprise that recalibrating is the top theme for this roundup of New Year’s Resolutions. From the ambitious personal changes to business mindset shifts, these event professionals are looking to use the new year as some extra motivation for change.
Another big theme that is top of mind is work/life balance and slowing down. The extra stress brought on by the Covid pandemic and a career that is already ranked among the most stressful has taken its toll on many. Many feel that in order to thrive in 2022 there is a need to slow down and focus on personal well-being.
With traveling being such an important part of life as an event professional before the Covid pandemic, it’s clear that a return to more regular travel patterns is the hope of many. But it’s not just about the actual act of traveling, it’s more about the inspiration gained and the in-person experiences that are just not possible to do online.
Event professionals also demonstrate laser-focused ambition to grow their business and who wouldn’t want that after the challenging years that we’ve just had. With different focuses, these event professionals have set an ambitious course for themselves.
Fitness and health are popular New Year’s Resolutions all over the world, event professionals are no exception. While some may have been able to create more family-friendly routines when working from home, for many this has come at the detriment of their physical fitness routines.
The start of a new year is always a great time to set healthy goals for body and mind.
Uncertainty is the new certainty. As cliche as that sounds, it is unfortunately true. Only time will tell if 2022 will be the year that brings some form of certainty. Without a crystal ball it’s impossible to see the future, but that does not mean we should not make forecasts using our best data. Best of all we can use these forecasts to help event professionals succeed in the year ahead.