“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman


Having completed one of the most difficult years in decades, let’s celebrate the opportunity to begin fresh in 2021!  The New Year is the perfect time to release all the stresses of 2020 while ushering in a new beginning for your life. Just a few weeks ago, on the Winter Solstice, we experienced a rare celestial occurrence called the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, an event that happens only once every 800 years.  In addition, we are entering a new 2000- year cycle called the Age of Aquarius. 

All of this feels incredibly positive, so let’s take advantage of it by getting super clear about what your ideal life looks like and by releasing all that is no longer serving you.  My favorite way to begin the New Year is with an annual fire ceremony.  This fire ceremony will help you get clear about what you truly want and don’t want in your life, and it will create a shift in your energy if you do it with intention.  You will also end up with a list of your positive intentions for 2021 so you can stay focused on them.

Are you ready? 

You can follow my step-by-step process in my recent  blog post, Release to Make Room to Receive in 2021.

I have never been more excited about moving into a new year, and this year we have so many wonderful new resources that include:

Eight courses you can take for free in the Smart Women’s Academy.  If you haven’t been there in a while, go check it out! 

The latest interviews on Smart Women Talk Radio are now edited and available on our YouTube channel

You won’t want to miss our most recent interviews on Living in the Miracle Zone with Marci Shimoff and Ruth Klein’s Three Strategies to Increase Momentum, Money and Miracles, or Women, Wealth and Power with Barbara Huson.  You will love these powerful and informative videos. 

The January 19th launch of our exciting new Smart Women’s Academy Smart Women Empower Women resource center with loads of valuable free resources from our Smart Women Empower Women Partners. Be sure to watch for an invitation to check out all of these free gifts later this month.

And I want to make sure you tune into Smart Women Talk Radio this month when we welcome Beth Basham and Christy Whitman who will share their simple tips and new mindset methods that will help you live your ideal life in 2021! 

Remember, the shows air live via Contact Talk Radio on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, but they are also available via your favorite podcast venue.  Plus, you can even watch them on our YouTube channel as I mentioned above!

I am so grateful for everyone who is part of this community. This includes two of our most generous donors, Debbie Miesel and Muriel Alexandrowski.  Their generous gifts are what makes all of this possible.

I also want to thank you for being a member of our Smart Women Community, and all of our Smart Women Talk Radio guests, and our Smart Women Empower Women partners who are helping us get the word out and contributing new, cutting edge interviews and resources to our programs.  It truly takes a village.

Because we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, our programs are free, so please pay it forward by inviting other women you care about to come join our movement at www.joinsmartwomen.com.   They will receive this ezine and be invited to our free webinars, summits, radio shows, and classes at the Smart Women’s Academy. 

Right now is the perfect time to visit the SWA and to take my six-step Unlock Your Financial Power Course.  When you finish, you will have clarity about your purpose, what is holding you back, and you will be ready to take your first step.  I’ll even invite you to a free 30-minute strategy session when you finish!

Get excited and get started creating a life you love. 

You have the resources and you are surrounded by a community of other smart women! 

Katana Abbott, CFP®, is a Retirement Reinvention Coach, founder of the Smart Women Companies, and the host Smart Women Talk Radio with over a million subscribers.  For over 30 years, Katana has shown women how to take charge of their life and finances and believes it’s never too early to plan for expected and unexpected events like retirement, encore careers, moving abroad, or preparing for long-term care.  She has written several books, created a financial literacy course, and is a popular speaker. Katana has been honored by NAWBO as one of Detroit’s Top 10 Business Women, receiving the Breakthrough Award.

To download her new retirement guide, Three Smart Strategies to Maximize Your Retirement Income. visit www.katanaabbott.com