Making the Most of What’s Left of 2016!

There are 34 days left in 2016.  You have a little over a month to achieve your 2016 goals which will set the foundation for you to LAUNCH your vision for 2017.

Let’s be honest with ourselves.  We are officially in the holiday season and during this time of year most of us are just not that focused.  However, if we really want to LAUNCH your vision, we must get serious about making the most of what’s left in 2016.

Here are a 4 tips to help you stay focused and intentional about finishing up 2016 strong:

  1. Write Down Your Goals & Corresponding Tasks. This is where you need to write it down, make it plain and then include all the corresponding tasks that are essential to each of your goals.  Recognizing we are in the technology era, there’s nothing like writing down your tasks to make them a real commitment.  If it isn’t written then it isn’t so.
  2. Prioritize Your Tasks. While you may believe all of your tasks are important, in reality your tasks have degrees of importance. Take the time to review each of the tasks you’ve written down and then place them in order of importance (remember, everything is not critical).  Here’s where I would recommend using technology.  I absolutely LOVE the Wunderlist   It will help you keep track of your tasks as it relates to each of the goals you need to accomplish.  The great thing about the app is that it will send you reminders and keep you on track.  Note: Apps are only good if you use them! 
  3. Use Your Calendar for Everything! My motto is if it’s not on my calendar, it isn’t real. Always place meetings and appointments on your calendar. Those are really important to keep track of and most of us use our calendars for those items.  I would also recommend use your calendar to block out time for tasks like returning emails, social media, writing…everything should have a time on your calendar. Blocking out times on your calendar for your tasks will keep you focused and intentional in achieving your goals.
  4. Begin with Most Important Task and COMPLETE IT! Listen, we have been sold a bill of goods that multitasking proves you are efficient with your time. When you multitask you often don’t complete tasks and you end up not being effective or efficient.  If you really want to LAUNCH your VISION, you must attack each task per goal, one by one and follow each of them through to completion.

These 4 tips can help you finish 2016 strong, lay the foundation for an incredibly successful 2017 and provide you with a high degree of satisfaction because you were able to achieve your goals.

The Ealons Group is here to help you create your journey to LAUNCH your dreams and turn them into profits and/or a successful career.  We look forward to working with you.  Stay tuned to learn more about our future LAUNCH programs, classes and accountability group coaching.

Dru Ealons
Founder & CEO
The Ealons Group, LLC