Last week, as I said the other day, it was mine and Joe’s wedding anniversary.
I can’t believe 7 years have flown by since we got married. That’s crazy. It feels like only yesterday and, at the same time, it feels like I’ve known him forever.
And I can’t believe this time last year, we were in Iceland. A lot has happened this year and the days have flown by.
And now it’s only a few short weeks until Christmas.
So I have a little advice for you, because it’s at this time of year that we tend to start slowing down ready for festivities – and ready to start again next year.
I’d advise you not to do that. Speed up, instead, and pick up momentum and use it. Look at your goals and reassess: how are you doing? Have you reached any of them? Are you close to any of them?
If you’ve reached some of your goals, brilliant – now what’s next?
If not: don’t stop reaching yet, just because it’s coming up to the end of the year. Don’t use the end of the year as an excuse to start again in January because you can get a huge amount done in 6 weeks if you get focused and get on with it. A huge amount.
Here’s what you can do today: write down the set of goals you had at the beginning of the year. Then write down how far you’ve got with them. Congratulate yourself for what you’ve achieved so far, then write down the actions you need to take to finish them.
If you have achieved them, set yourself another goal for the end of the year, write down what you need to do…
Then get on with it. JFDI.
Because that’s the only way improvements happen.
Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.
PS You might be feeling a little stuck and wondering how you can possibly reach a goal by the end of the year – especially if your goal seems a little ambitious. That’s fine, but don’t let it stop you trying. Instead, Borrow My Brain for half an hour. Send me an email in advance outlining your problem, and we’ll get together on Skype for 30 minutes to solve it. And if I can’t help you? I’ll refund your investment, no questions asked.