Monday Motivation - Looking Ahead

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Monday Motivation (evening edition) - A new blog post each week to help inspire & motivate.  Hope your week's off to a great start!

 

Henry Kissinger

Success & Looking Ahead

 

 

"Every success is usually an admission ticket to a new set of decisions"

-Henry Kissinger

 

 

     As we approach the end of the year, many of us will be beginning to focus on business planning for next month, next quarter, next year, and also looking back on 2013.  What did we do right?  Did we accomplish some goals and come up short in others?  What can we do better in 2014?

 

     If you're making these types of observations and planning ahead, chances are you're on the track to whatever version of 'success' you're seeking.  It's important to remember that along the road to success there will be failues, and reaching goals usually brings along a whole new set of decisions and challanges.  If your main goals are financial, keep in mind the saying "more money, more problems".  When some people get to the point of personal success and feel they can finally say "I made it!" they get blindsided by this phenomenon.

 

     Instead of considering your goals as destinations or end-games, consider each goal & success a stepping stone toward something more.  This is how we grow.  When you you've reached a point where your business is steady and consistent, perhaps you'll want to take it to the next level - you'll find it a challenge to find ways to streamline your processes and to find new, effective marketing strategies.  When you reach your financial goals, perhaps you'll need an assistant or a team to help take it to the next level - this will bring new budgeting and management challenges.

 

     No matter what your goal or whatever mountain you're climbing, there is likely to be a set of challenges waiting for you that you don't yet see.  Keep this in mind and look forward to the challenges as opportunities to improve yourself & your business.  While you can be sure that success will be an admission ticket to an amusement park of challenges, knowing that in advance can help you skip the lines once you get there.

 

 

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Bob Crane
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Excellent post John, reviewing our success as we head on to more success is a good practice to do, often!

 

Congratulations on the milestone that you have coming up tomorrow, we will have to have a party for your first 100,000 points.

Dec 09, 2013 12:51 PM #1
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Debbie Gartner
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Great points, John.  I feel in my biz we keep solving issues and getting better and then we move onto the next hurdle.

Dec 09, 2013 05:37 PM #2
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Grant Schneider
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John - this is a great post.  I will start looking for your Monday posts.  I see that you are about to reach a big milestone.  Congratulations!

Dec 09, 2013 08:31 PM #3
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Life itself is a challenge John, it comes to us all. Good post. I wil be watching as you cross over that 100,000 mark. Congratulations on your AR journey.

Dec 09, 2013 10:59 PM #4
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Roy Kelley
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An excellent post. Many of us need a little extra motivation during the holiday season.

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Thanks Bob!  I will be partying over here - only took me 3+ years!

Debbie G- thanks for the comment - thats exactly what the quote made me think of.  With every success it's brand new set of unforeseen hurdles.

Grant - thank you & thank you again.  I try to get something good up each Monday so I hope you enjoy.

Debbie R - thanks so much.  Took me far too long to get to 100K, hopefully 200K will come much faster.

Roy - thank you, I agree, the holiday seasons a great time to reflect & see what can be done to improve on our past year.

Dec 10, 2013 12:30 AM #6
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Very good read John. You are really doing a nice job here and congratulations on your point milestone.

Dec 10, 2013 12:49 AM #7
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Thanks on both accounts Noah, appreciate it & glad you enjoyed.

Dec 10, 2013 04:45 AM #8
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John, I'm steeping to something more in 2014 and setting realistic goal that are achievable.

Dec 10, 2013 05:38 AM #9
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Bob - you're the man in Austin, TX!  I'm sure any goals that you set will be both realistic & achievable.

Dec 10, 2013 07:24 AM #10
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Donna Foerster
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Hi John~ Ironically we are looking to slow down and enjoy life a little more in 2014. So our approach is going to be radically different from previous years.

Dec 10, 2013 10:45 AM #11
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