Suddenly, without warning, the entire first half of 2016 is over! Yikes! I feel blindsided!
Whatever resolutions, promises or plans we made at the beginning of this year, they’re now staring us right in the face…and they’re not smiling!
That said, here are 3 things you can take action on right now that will help get you closer to the big victory dance at the end of the year:
1) Re-commit to that which YOU say “must” be completed by the end of this year. Not like a “note to self,” more like a ruthless commitment. In the deep silent privacy of your own soul, remind yourself what it is you really want. Remind yourself what truly matters. Remind yourself what your biggest most important dream is. Then ask yourself, “What am I committed to?”
2) Extend your reach: Continue to grow your following. I’ve said this so many times before: “Content may be king, but community holds the keys to the kingdom.” Step-up that constant flow of communication with all your past, present and future fans, clients and customers.
3) Keep Your Boots Muddy. Even though many artists & entrepreneurs are doing some “great” work these days, it’s the “extraordinary” work that’s getting the attention and making the big bucks. This should not be new news to you. Your fans, your followers and your customers are now demanding superior products, outrageous service and tear-jerking, sidesplitting, jaw-dropping entertainment. And if you don’t give it to them, they have the entire world in the palm of their hands where they can find it. If you expect your tribe to spend their (limited) time spreading the word about you, then go the extra mile, step up your game and give them outrageous & extraordinary work!
Important because The 2nd ½ of the game always taunts you with many more curve balls than the first—that’s a good insight to know. Now is not the time to hold back or take a break. Now is the time to get busy, get sweaty, jump in the mud and get filthy, grimy dirt under your fingernails. These are the days of the crazy artist and the fearless entrepreneur. And if what I’m saying is resonating with you then this is YOUR time! No kidding! This is YOUR time! Don’t waste it. Make something extraordinary happen this year, while there’s still time.