Jan 8, 2018
When you sit down to plan your resolutions for the new year,
what's your mindset? Are you focused on a 'to-do' list of things to
check off for the year, or are you planning with the intention of
creating not just the best year of your life, but also the best
As you listen to this episode make sure you take notes of the 7
Cs Michael shares, but also, the action he recommends. Not only
will you be crystal clear on the big picture, but staying in touch
with it will help you make all the smaller decisions without
needing an overwhelming to-do list.
The 7 Cs for 2018 and Beyond
- Calendar - if you don't have a great system for managing your
calendar, get one in place. Just as importantly, be protective of
- Challenges – you will face them. But the most significant
challenges you will face will come from within. Confront them with
the attitude of 'whatever this is, it's here to teach me
- Clients – customers is a popular word, but in truth, when you
think of people as clients, your whole mindset changes. Position
them as clients, and it also changes the way you see yourself. In
addition, get very clear on who your clients should be.
- Colleagues – who are the people you're hanging out with? Choose
them carefully; they influence you directly. Take it further and
get five people together for your own, small mastermind where no
one is paying each other.
- Commitments – nothing will cripple your business faster than
overcommitting yourself. Michael explains the concept of white
space in your schedule and how it will help you. Saying no isn't
bad. Do it more!
- Conferences – block out space for conferences each year. They
are a chance for you to network and grow, so make sure you choose
the top three or four that will benefit you. And before you go,
formulate a plan to get the most out of them.
- Courses – January is launch season. Online courses, workshops,
and the like will be coming in from many different sources. Michael
explains his one question when considering which courses are right
for you: is this the next right step?
Get clear on where you're taking your business in 2018. Write
your vision, your destination story. What does life look like for
you on December 31, 2018? Using the 7 Cs above, how can you plan
out your year to make it a reality? Then read it every day for the
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