Wow! Can you believe it’s almost the middle of November already? Well, like it or not, it’s here, and if you’re wise about your life and business, you’re already thinking ahead to 2014 and beyond. In about a month, many people will sit around and talk about all the changes they’re going to make and all the exciting things they’re going to do in the New Year. This year, I’m challenging each of you to take some steps to create a vision for your life and business NOW. Build strategies to aim toward your visions, develop goals that will drive your strategies, and create action plans to get you there. You see, most people rarely, if ever, do any of these things. Oh sure, some people make New Year’s Resolutions and some people make “to do” lists. But, is that all it takes to make your visions reality? Absolutely not!
Now, let me continue to be brutally honest. When most people create their goals for a New Year, approximately 1% of them are actually still progressing on these goals 30 days later. Most of them don’t even look at the list again until the following January. Why? I believe many people make lists of things they “should” do, rather than a list of absolute “musts”. On top of that, they also lack the determination and discipline to execute the changes necessary to hit the goals.
Today, I’m going to challenge each and every one of you to take some time and evaluate where in your life and business you truly want and need to make PROGRESS, not change. Most change is automatic. Progress is not!
Next week I will continue with the rest.
1. Examining your talents will be one of the first things we do. What are your top three “money-making” talents? Once you have them, we’ll talk about how you can maximize them.
2. Then you’ll take a deep look at your daily activities and separate out the clutter. You’ll have to decide what you do with that clutter. We’ll figure it out together.
3. You’ll then have to examine some of your habits: the good, the bad, and the ugly ones. We’ll pick five you want to change and build a strategy to make it happen.
4. What about all your roles? Can you be a better boss, co-worker, owner, friend, parent, spouse, etc.? You’ll have to commit to action here, too!
Are you ready to commit to absolute progress and success in 2014 and beyond?
Share your comments below about what absolute progress and success you will commit to in 2014. Thanks and have a great week!