There are 31 days until 2017!! Wow!
Today is December 1st! There is something magical about the first day of a month. It somehow feels like a clean slate, a do-over, a new beginning. I don't like to waste the first day of a month. I like to use it as a standard for all the other days of the month. Getting off to a great start for the month can be not only motivational but also a catalyst for achieving amazing success throughout the month.
There's no time like the present. I want to encourage you to NOT wait until January 1st to make decisions about the new year. 2017 can be your best year yet. But for that to happen, you have to take action NOW! The first step to making the new year amazing is to "DECIDE" to start.
Don't let the start stop you! Putting things off, or telling yourself you will get to it tomorrow is just setting yourself up for failure. Once you decide that you want to do something, it's imperative that you take action right away. Don't put it off. Just one step in the direction of getting something done can be the difference in success and failure.
I invite you to join me for the next 31 days in preparing, setting goals, creating a focused plan, and setting intentions to create a successful 2017.
When you are trying to achieve something amazing, there are three vital key elements that you must have in place:
Specific Goals: Define a clear and precise idea of what your goal is.
You can't just say 'I want to get healthy' or 'I want my business to be successful.' You have to define what the details look like. So you could say, 'I want to hit my target weight of 140, cook wholefood meals at home 5 days of the week, workout for at least 45 mins 4 times a week, and stop drinking alcohol and soda.' This is very detailed. You could say, 'I want to generate $20,000 a month, publish a book, create an online class, and speak a minimum of 2 times a month.' This creates a very specific picture of what your successful business looks like. The details are important.
The Right People: The type of people you allow in your life matters.
Surround yourself with the 'right' people. Your relationships in life can make or break your success. Do not surround yourself with people who do not have goals. Remember this; your life will reflect the five people you spend the most time with. What you want your life to look like has to mirror the people you allow to influence it. Keep this in the back of your mind when deciding if you should let someone take up relationship real estate in your life: Most people who have no dreams will wake up every day trying to talk you out of your dreams. Misery loves company. If you want to climb the ladder to success you must look to the people who have either made it to the top or at the very least are climbing the ladder with the same diligence you are. Surround yourself with positive, successful, happy people. You will find in life that even though it is sad, sometimes the best thing you can do is break ties with nonproductive relationships in your life. It's hard but in the end its for the best.
Investment In Yourself: You will only get out of life what you put in
You can never stop investing in yourself when trying to achieve success. You have to see yourself as a business. In a new business when you make money the smart business person reinvests that money back into the business. You must always look at reinvesting in yourself. Whether it is a investment of time, energy, or money, you MUST reinvest. Taking courses, hiring coaches and mentors, going to conventions, whatever it is you must continue to invest to continue to grow. Invest time in yourself, in your family/relationships, in your health, and in your profession. Never feel guilty about spending money to improve yourself. Never feel guilty about spending time creating a quality of life that is exceptional. Never feel guilty about wanting more and better for you and your family. Make investments in your life that will pay off in the end
I invite you to join me in my private Facebook group, "Rock Your 2017" and together we will create action plans, stay motivated, and move forward to a very successful year.