‘Shark Tank’: New Year’s Resolutions From The Sharks — Who Wants To Give Back?
The investors on Shark Tank are like most everyone else — at least when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. They have good intentions in January of taking up new good habits that make their lives and their communities better. Business Insider spoke with the “sharks” to hear how they will get 2015 off to a fresh start.
Mark Cuban had a hip replacement this year, but it won’t stop him from remaining active. The Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank staple told BI he wants to “get back on the court playing pickup three times a week.” Cuban had a prior hip replacement in 2007 but was on Dancing With the Stars a few short months later.
Daymond John and Lori Greiner also have athletic endeavors on their lists. John says he resets his 10 goals every New Year’s and wants to devote more time to snowboarding.
“I’d like to try to start to do the half pipe,” John says.
Greiner has an annual non-Shark-like intention that never happens: to meditate and do yoga.
The one New Year’s resolution that does happen for Greiner? Giving back. That’s a goal that’s shared by fellow shark Robert Herjavec, but in a specific entrepreneurial fashion. Herjavec wrote on LinkedIn he wants more for his business, friends and family, and also for his community.
Some of Herjavec’s community initiatives have come to pass through a Shark Tank investment. In 2013, he got a stake in Tipsy Elves, an “ugly Christmas sweater” company whose owners appeared on Shark Tank. Now the company has grown and has a partnership with Save the Children that provides hoodies to children in need in the U.S.
Barbara Corcoran has the people in her life at the top of her resolution list. The Shark Tank real estate mogul wants more face-to-face time with those important to her.
“I’m going to make sure I see one friend every week. See them — not text, not email. I’ve turned them into friendships of texting. My closest friends — and I only have like five close friends in my life — I don’t see them nearly like I used to. So I’m going to pre-schedule one date with one friend every week.”
As for Kevin O’Leary, the investor dubbed “Mr. Wonderful” wrote his resolution advice for others on LinkedIn. True to form, the advice focuses on making better financial decisions, whether or not you want to go into the Shark Tank. They include tracking your spending, putting money in stable, reliable investments, and educating your kids about money.
Shark Tank returns with new episodes in January on ABC.
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