OK, the holidays are over and all of the wishes for a Happy New Year have been exchanged. Are you ready to get down to business? You may have spent some time devising specific goals and actions to guide you through the new year. You have likely reviewed the past year to analyze what went wrong and what went right. All good moves. But let me see if I can simplify this a bit for you and save you some time.
FACT: You can think about the past … but ONLY if you make a concerted effort to learn from it … and do something with what you have learned … positively. I suggest that you give this portion of your year-end activities no more than 10 % of your time. Think. Reflect. Learn. Make course corrections.
FACT: You can do everything about the future.
Here is my new year gift to you. Of course it is simple. I know of no other way. Of course it will work for you … if you give it an honest shot. And yes, my advice consists of only 12 words. Many of you have heard these already. Most of you still have not done anything with these words. But that is all about to change … right?
Get up! Get out! And make more people glad they know you.
Let’s break it down:
Get up. This means you have to do something. This means you have to overcome inertia in favor of some proactive motion.
Get out. This infers that you need to change the scenery. Get out of your comfort zone. Go ahead. You can do it. Stick your neck out just a little bit further.
Make glad. You have all heard this one. There are only three outcomes from the presence of you. People can feel better, neutral or worse for having met you. Make people feel good about themselves after you enter their world.
Don’t wish and hope that 2011 is going to be a good year. Make it your business to make 2011 a GREAT year.
You don’t need me or my help. But if you do, I am here for you.
My 2011 Sales Team is kicking things off right now and there is still a seat for you. Email me for information. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Marchev is a non-linear thinker who makes his living shooting from the hip. Check out his new collaborative project titled The Travel Agent Success Series www.travelagentsuccessseries.com