Messages from the Masters
To Have a Tremendous Last Two Months of the Year by Chip Eichelberger

A few minutes here may help you get the most of the rest of the year. Where has it gone?  Many of you are finishing out the calendar year and some are starting a new fiscal year. November and December are always interesting regardless of what business you are in. 
 
If what you do touches the retail sector, this is it - Showtime, the craziest time of the year. If you are in sales, many of you are driving to finish out the year strong, close what you have in your pipeline and make "President's Club". If you are in management, your challenge can be to keep your people focused as we approach the busiest holiday season of the year. 
 
My advice to stay switched on is to maintain clear priorities in business and at home. Now is the time to take a few minutes to create a plan to have a tremendous last two months of the year. What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to do - what will help get you switched on? Be specific in terms of the areas of your life where setting clear standards would be smart:
 
- # times to exercise - maintain/lose weight
 
- savings/income if in sales/budget for holiday gifts
 
- fun holiday events/plays/concerts to attend  
 
- fun things to do with the family/you and your spouse/kids
 
- special ways to show your employees you appreciate their efforts this year (maybe bringing in a great speaker for a kick off meeting!)
 
These are just a few ideas. Now is the time to make a commitment to take could care of yourself and your family the next 60 days. I do not believe it is a coincidence that "flu season" annually begins in January just after Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas, New Years etc. It is typically when people eat more, exercise less, party more, get less sleep and are under more stress. 
 
A few minutes to write down and get clear on your outcomes the next 60 days will help you accomplish more and have a better experience!

Chip Eichelberger is an author and motivational speaker...learn more at GetSwitchedOn.com.


Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International