Take a moment and imagine it's December 31, 2019. You're sitting back in your comfy leather chair, reading your favorite book, by the fireplace sipping hot chocolate. MMMMM. Looking back over the past 365 days — you realize you had a great year. An amazing, incredible, unbelievable year.
A powerful quote and image (a la Mad Men) to start off your Friday. Next steps to be the person you could have become:
- Take a piece of paper and pen.
- Write down what you have right now — relationship, career, possessions, friends, worth, etc. Keep it general.
- Now write down your dreams — relationship, career, possessions, friends, worth, etc. Keep it general, but THINK BIG.
- Compare the two.
- Start developing paths with steps from your current state to your desired state.
- Start moving forward. Today.
"A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
It's December 1st. Many people are scrambling to get their end of the year targets complete. Many are trying to reach out to prospects and recalcitrant clients to make that sale. Some are lining up their teams for that final push. A select few are slowly winding down their work for the eventual hibernation during the last two weeks of the month.
Here's how to make the last two months of 2011 count.
"All coaching is, is taking a player where he can't take himself." - Bill McCartney When executives coach, they commonly make the mistake of downplaying their role as the boss. Confusion occurs with the associate and coaching fails.
To be clear, a boss is the one who holds people accountable for results. A coach helps people increase their skills to achieve the results.
As my holiday gift to you, here are my 10 most read & requested posts from 2010:
Sweet Potatoes? Peas? Squash? Corn? No.Is it a loved one who passed away this year? Is it a family member who is serving our country overseas? Let's all take a moment and express our love and gratitude for all the people in our lives. But today, I would like to go a little deeper — what's missing from your INNER Thanksgiving table this year?
You have grand designs on your future - unfortunately, you never meet your personal or professional goals. Why does that happen?