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11 Ways To Win 2017

It's not too early to start thinking about how to get exactly what you want out of the new year. To see entrepreneurs trying to win 2016, 2017, and beyond, watch Billion Dollar Buyer. Catch the new season Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNBC!

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1. Don't make a resolution: Make a commitment.

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From the second you say, "My resolution this year is to," you just know that'll be out the window by February. But changing the phrasing just a bit to define an honest commitment to change your life for the better? That's something that just might stick.

2. Soak up all the info you can.

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"Knowledge is power" is a cliché because it's true. Read books, watch the news, be in the know, and be in control.

3. Try new things. / Via

Whether it's a new hobby, a new recipe, or a new career, 2017 is a great year to try the things you've had on your to-do list for a while.

4. Work on your leadership skills. / Via

Whether you're trying to get noticed at your job or simply become better at convincing all of your friends to go hang at the bar of your choice, 2017 is the year to bring out the natural-born leader inside of you.

5. Hit the gym.

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We know, we know — this is the most typical of all New Year's resolutions. But remember that you're not making resolutions! You're making commitments! And a commitment to your health is essential to achieving all your goals.

6. Eat better. / Via

Just like the gym, this is probably one of the most common New Year's goals. But it's a good one! Eating the right foods will give you the energy to get what you want out of 2017.

7. Get your finances in order. / Via

There's no better time than the present to start saving and investing. In 10 years, when the magic of compound interest is helping you make bank, you'll see 2017 as the year your money started working for you instead of just you working for your money.

8. Help out your friends.

2017 is going to have some ups and downs. Help your friends out when they need you, and they'll be there for you when you need them.

9. Hang out with your friends, too.

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In five to ten years, you'll think of 2017 as the "good old days." Hanging with good friends often will make the memories of the year that much sweeter.

10. Do the things that scare you. / Via

They're going to be terrifying at first. You're probably going to be super anxious before you do them. However, once you've done the things that scare you, you've broken down a personal barrier and given yourself a new way to grow.

11. Hit the ground running. / Via

You know what you need to do to totally own 2017. Don't sleep on it. Come New Year's Day, get busy!

Seize the day in 2017! See other people just like you who are hustling to seize the day on Billion Dollar Buyer. Catch the new season Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNBC!

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