This week saw the start of the new financial year for many Australian businesses. New budgets, new strategies, new targets and new plans all clocked on. But on a more personal note, I like to think of it as our second chance for the year… a chance to check in against the goals we dreamed up back in January, and give them a shot of materialising before NYE.

According to Whitney Johson, January should be about making dreams. February is about making resolutions, about taking those dreams and turning them into plans. As Kristina Karlsson, founder of kikki.K firmly believes, nothing happens unless first we dream.

So I think July, should also be a month to find time to dream.

Whitney points out:

While resolutions are about “shoulds,” dreaming is about hope — and who we may become. Dreaming is at the heart of disruption — it is only when we dream that we can hope to create something truly new, something that will overtake old habits, old customs, and old ways of thinking and being.

For me I’m dreaming about writing a book, working with two new exciting clients, running an event or two, the family holiday we’ll take in September, my son’s 10th birthday and plans for Christmas.

Read Whitney’s article here to think about the best way to start your your second new year for 2013.