First 90 Days of 2018 Are Over. Are You Ready for What's Next?
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The First 90 Days of 2018 Are Almost Over

Are You Where You Want to Be?

First 90 Days of 2018 are over. Are you where you thought you'd be? Time to shake things up.

March 31st marks the close of the first 90 days of 2018.

Where are you with all the plans you made and goals you set for the year? How many of those goals have you worked on and completed?

For most people, good intentions serve for a while but by February (if not before) they've fallen into old patterns: No progress and no change. Sound familiar?

Let's say that's true for you. What now? You can scrap all your great plans, or you can take a deep breath and start again. But this time you can add one strategy to make sure you stay on track.

Over the years I've worked with many clients who share your story and repeat the same pattern. Kerri, for instance. (Name and details changed.)

Kerri's Story

As long as she'd been in business, Kerri would start each new year with a sense that this year would to be different: She'd define her goals, make a plan and stick to it, and at the end of the year she'd have achieved exactly what she wanted.

It never happened. Almost always, by the end of January she'd made no real progress toward her goals. She became frustrated, angry at her self, suffered some doubt about her ability to be a business owner, and fall back into old patterns.

She could have saved a lot of time and energy if she'd just not set the goals in the first place.

Enough is Enough

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting a different result.

(Often attributed to Einstein, there is no evidence he actually ever said it.)

You, me, Kerri, and most other people fall into the insanity trap. If we continue in that pattern, shame on us. Especially once we recognize what we're doing.

The missing piece for Kerri (and you, me, and others) was having support and structure. Setting goals isn't enough. It's too easy to return to old patterns and live another year of insanity.

The Missing Piece

What's the magic formula? What's the secret?

There's no magic (though magic happens), and it's not a secret (though you may not be aware of the solution).

There are two easily accessible options for you right now:

  • Coaching - Work with a Professional Coach trained to help clients with business growth and setting and achieving goals.
  • Mastermind Groups - Join a group of other business owners and tap into the collective wisdom of many minds.

Either option will give you support, clarity, and accountability. You'll set goals that are realistic for you ... and you'll achieve them. Your frustration and stress levels will go down. Your success rate will go up.

What's Next

If you want to keep doing things the same way, forget everything I've said.

If, on the other hand, you're ready to focus on actually doing what you said you wanted to do and skyrocketing your business, find a Coach or a Mastermind Group that works for you.

You can get a copy of the Consumer's Guides for both to help you decide which makes the most sense for you:

Find Your Perfect Mastermind Group | Consumer'c Guide to Selecting a Mastermind Group
Beware the Counterfeit Coach | The Consumers Guide to Hiring a Professional Coach

What About Kerri?

Kerri was really ready to make a change. She found a Coach AND a Mastermind Group. That was about 2 years ago. She was able to increase her profitability without having to work more hours. In fact, she has far more time now to spend with family and friends and just have fun. And every year when she makes her plans and sets her goals, she works with her "team" to keep her focused and on track.

It's your turn!

Laura Hess

Laura is a passionate advocate for women in business. She's worked with thousands of women to grow themselves and their businesses. She is a published author and has co-authored 2 Consumer's Guides - one for Coaching and one for Mastermind Groups (both available on this site at no cost). The foundation of her work is rooting in the belief that, with the right tools and support, women can be and do anything. Laura is a partner at PUSH the Envelope™ Masterminds and Coaching, founded in 1994.

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