Now that we’re well into September, it’s time to start thinking about next year. December will be here before you know it, and 2010 will come to a close. How close did you come to meeting your expectations for your business over the past 9 months? What can you still do before this year is over? What will have to wait until next year?
Are You Where You Want To Be?
It’s time to take stock of where you are. If you’ve just discovered booklets and you’re excited about writing your first one, you can get that done before the end of the year. But, if that first booklet was written a while ago, and you’re somewhere farther down the road in your booklet adventure, you’ve probably got some big ideas and things you want to accomplish that just didn’t happen this year.
Failing Is An Advantage
Whatever goals you haven’t reached this year, don’t worry. You will get there. If you haven’t achieved those goals because you were working on other goals that needed to come first, that’s a perfectly sound and logical reason for not achieving the goals that had to wait. In this case, it’s just a matter of coming up with a strategy for achieving those goals.
But, what if you didn’t achieve those goals for some other reason? What if you tried and failed? In this case, you are at an advantage over the person who hasn’t yet tried, because you’ve learned at least one strategy that didn’t work. You simply need to take what you’ve discovered and create a new strategy for yourself.
Take That Idea And Run With It
Thinking about what you want to accomplish in 2011 is only half of what you need to do. The other half involves writing out your goals and your strategies for achieving them.
Look at where you are today, and ask yourself where you want to be by this time next year. If you’re starting from square one with an idea and nothing more, that’s ok. We’ve all been there. Every great business, every great invention, every great empire began as an idea. Take that idea and run with it!
If you’ve gone beyond square one and you have at least one finished booklet, then it’s time to think about expanding your business to offer more booklets and, perhaps, more products.
Don’t wait until the last minute. Now is the time to start thinking about 2011, and planning what you want to accomplish, and thinking about how you will reach your goals. Take some time to sit down and write out what you want to achieve. Then, work backwards from there to come up with a strategy to get you from where you are now, to where you want to be when 2011 comes to a close.
To your riches!
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