2019 is just about yesterday’s news. I don’t want to use a beat up worn-torn saying but I will: “Where has the time gone?” I also refuse to suggest that you have a Happy New Year. I’d rather remind you that time waits for nobody, and whether your New Year will be happy or not is entirely up to you.
As I look down the barrel of another year I see an empty slate. Yesterday’s news is exactly that… yesterday’s news. Not a single evening news program goes by without reminding us how precious life is, and that all the work and effort we put in can come to a screeching halt without much notice. Why we put off the things we put off remains a mystery to me as I pour myself a fresh cup of morning coffee.
The only question worth asking on a daily basis is, What are you planning to do today that will make a difference? Your story (my story) is unfolding faster than a New York minute and will sooner or later arrive at a final chapter. Trust me. The pages are turning faster than we thought.
But the good news, if you are reading this final “missive” of mine for 2019, is that a bunch of new opportunities are about to introduce themselves to us in very short order. What we decide to do about them is yet to be determined. My advice: Choose and respond wisely.
With a new and clean canvas staring back at me I have decided to begin the New Year with a new coat of paint as far as my articles are concerned. “Mike’s Missives are done. This year I am going to share my “One Minute Marketing Reminders.”
Why the column title change?
Although I know that we all need gentle reminders now and then, I also appreciate how busy you are on a daily basis. Mental stimulation is needed, but time is of the essence. Therefore, I have decided to adopt the old salesman’s mantra as I swing into 2020. I will be bright. I will be brief. I will be gone.
You will have to decide for yourself how stimulating I am, and I will try to hold each daily message to as close as 60 seconds as possible. (No promises on that one, but I will try.)
This year I invite your input, thoughts, ideas and comments. I will do my best to supply you with a few words that will brighten your day, put a bounce in your step, help you keep things in perspective, and give you something to look forward to.
Thank you for following me in 2019. The clock is ticking. 2020 here I come.
Mike Marchev is a down-to-earth motivating sales trainer, author and business coach who specializes in the travel industry. Mike’s column is made possible by AmaWaterways.