As we in the West put away our party hats, noise makers, aspirin and eye drops and start the work of the new year, the Chinese are getting ready to celebrate.  Chinese New Year is January 23, 2012 and 2012 is the year of the Dragon!

People born under the Dragon are passionate, brave and self-assured.  Dragons in general are blessed with good fortune. They are smart, enterprising and have a wicked sense of humor. They also have a natural flair for fashion.  Wealth is also an important aspect of the Chinese zodiac.  Dragon years are lucky for anyone thinking of starting a business or initiating a new project of any sort because money is easier to come by for everyone, whether it’s earned, borrowed or received as a gift.

This brings us to why I am blogging about the Chinese New Year and the year of the Dragon.  As many of you know I have been working in China and in Asia for about a year and a half.  Business has done very well and I am very please with the clients I have, the people I have placed and the relationship I have developed.  It is no mistake, however, that I have chosen the year of the Dragon to establish my business in China.  I am hoping the luck of the Dragon will smile on my endeavors in China and beyond.

But that is for next year.  For now, enjoy the spirit of the New Year.  Welcome longevity, wealth and prosperity and eliminate any negative chi from your past.  Enjoy your family and the best of luck to you and yours.

You can learn more about the Chinese New Year here.