Oct 23, 2017
The last few weeks of the year always
challenges me. Usually there are a number of projects and action
items remaining on my list, and I am never quite sure whether to
focus my energy on doing them.
The truth is that in the past I never
asked that question. I just pushed through and made sure all of the
goals and objectives I had set earlier in the year were
completed--ever box had to be checked off!
But you know what I learned?
Doing that doesn't serve me, my
business, or my clients well. In fact, it takes my attention off of
what matters most at this time of the year ... setting the stage
for a quick start in the New Year.
That's why a few years ago I started
subjecting my action list to this question every October: If I
wasn't already doing this, would I begin?
When I ask that question (and answer
honestly) I realize that some of the things I thought mattered
early in the year are no longer relevant. So I started taking
action to remove them from the list.
What did I gain?
The margin I needed to map my plans for
Q1 of New Year. That set me up for more impact with less stress,
and has enabled me to achieve more in the coming year.
And you know what...most of those items
I took off the list were never missed.
So what's the secret?
Getting clear on where you want to be at
the end of next year and committing to make it
happen. It starts with your destination story...an idea I share in
today's podcast that I encourage you to pursue.
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