Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet!

Wait, what?!

It's still August, Coach! 2015 is like, forever from now. Well, it is and it isn't.

I'm sure you're wondering why I'm attempting to focus you on next year already. There are several reasons:

1. Next year, the ever-delicious sounding 2015, is only 135 days away. That's just one STMA 100-Day Plan and a couple of holidays away from right now.
2. Based on my conversations with a few people {non-clients, of course}, 2014 came with high hopes and big plans ... yet it hasn't turned out the way some of you were hoping it would.
3. The best way to maximize any day, week, month or year is to make a vision for it first, and then a plan.
4. Once you have your plan, the best time to start was at the beginning of 2014 ... the next best time is today. Said another way, when you start working on 2015 today, you'll be well into momentum and had a giant leap of a head start on your competition.

Now that I've gotten all of that out of the way, I'm sure you've jumped ahead and you're wondering what I would recommend you do next? Well it's so nice of you to ask!

Start here:

How to Rock Your Email


I've already talked about how to have an empty inbox all. the. time.

I want to help you be an email rock star, i.e., be less stressed about your email, all while handling it in a way that makes you look like a super star.

#1 Respond in a timely fashion.
I hate having email in my inbox. I loosely use strategies from GTD to stay on top of tasks, and for email I have a folder I've simply named @Action. The @ sign puts it at the top of my Inbox, and I can "file" emails in there I want to get to, emails that will take more than 2 minutes to deal with, at the time I've scheduled to work on emails (i.e., schedule time daily to respond to and deal with emails).

The 7 Magic Steps of Achievement


In order to achieve anything, you absolutely must have your ducks in a row. There are simple yet not-so-easy steps that can accelerate you on your quest for achievement. In fact, when you "have your act together" you can by-pass all of the folks who are showing up without a plan, hoping for success, all while living mostly in reaction. By taking a strategic, intentional and proactive approach to success, you'll achieve your outcomes faster, easier and with less stress.

1. Set clear long-term and short-term goals and commit 100%. Make sure that you're motivated by, and committed to, the goals you've set for yourself. This will help ensure you're willing to take the necessary steps to reach those goals successfully.