How is it the end of the year already? While this month could be VERY unproductive with parties, snacks and Secret Santa’s, I would love to give you some suggestions as to how to make the most of what we have left of 2017:
- Start the morning with an industry-specific motivator. If you’re in the mail world like we are, be inspired by a breathtaking piece of mail you got a hold of. Look it over, how can you create something on that level for your client? When I was a reporter, I’d typically begin my day by watching a news story from one of the best in the industry. It’s encouraging to know what you’re capable of. Use this day to accomplish your next award winning piece of work!
- Write a daily to-do list. Don’t overdo it. When your to-do lists exceed five-plus items, it’s overwhelming and less obtainable. Forbes tells us to limit your daily to-do list to three items. (Click here for the Forbes article.) This way you’re prioritizing your time and action items.
- Post your goals. Whether professional or personal, a daily reminder is necessary. When you’re questioning your purpose, seeing the reason behind your hard work will keep your wheels turning. Oprah introduced the world to her secret a couple of years ago: vision boards. Watch this video on Steve Harvey and Oprah Winfrey’s discussion on vision boards. Your brain responds differently to images; your internal blind seer thinks in pictures. Plus, it’s a fun arts and crafts activity.
Don’t wait until the New Year to feel refreshed and brand new. Every day you get a new chance to start over. Meet those end-of-the-year goals! Tackle those to-do lists! Aim to beat the best in your industry! Dare to dream!