Run Through the Tape

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Welcome to the last month of the year. While it might be tempting to take your foot off the gas, coast through the remainder of the year, and set your sights on how great next year is going to be (and it’s going to be great, without question), consider a few things:

  1. December is 1/12th of the year – equal to 8.333% of your productivity and bottom line.

  1. Would you light more than 8% of your income on fire just because you needed amusement? (That’s not a trick question.)

  1. You have a couple of choices for December: double-down on any goals you haven’t quite achieved yet, or relax and let the chips fall where they may.

Have you ever seen a race where the leader eases up at the end, only to lose the race to the guy who is giving his all? I suggest you run through the tape (in this case, December 31st), which also means you’re going to have some pretty sweet momentum as you start the new year!

{Even if you take off the last couple of weeks of the year, like I do, you can finish strong and set yourself up to win big time next year.}

Now, I’m sure wondering how I suggest you finish strong and start next year with momentum. I’m glad you asked …

Step 1: Create a plan for December and be intentional about the days you work, and the days you don’t. Set 3 goals for the month, find some accountability, and go for it like you mean it (’cause I know you mean it)!

Step 2: Schedule time (1-2 hours at most) to do a review of the year. What worked? What didn’t work? How did you do on your goals this year? What would you do differently if you had the year to do over? What did you learn about yourself? What was great about the year? Any wins you might want to celebrate?

Step 3: Schedule another block of time to create a new year Plan and Goals, and then do a 100-Day Plan so you exponentially increase your odds of achieving your desired outcomes. You can get a *free* copy of my 100-Day Plan by visiting here (password: success).

Bonus Step: Take the 7-Day Challenge if you want to get a head start on your first 100-Day Plan for next year, but aren’t sure exactly what to do. It includes a special surprise, too!

I hope you make the most of everything this month now that you know what it can do for this year and the next.

To your success!

I am on a mission to inspire and motivate people to turn their vision and dreams into their real-life reality, sharing leading-edge processes I’ve created for myself and my executive coaching clients. I write about business growth and personal development, including shedding limiting beliefs, dreaming big and living the life you truly want. If you enjoyed this article, then join my free newsletter and you’ll get a free copy of my best-selling book Tall Order! 7 Master Strategies to Organize Your Life & Double Your Success in Half the Time.


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