It’s the first day of December, which means there is only one more month left in 2016. If you haven’t reached your goals for the year yet, then it’s time to seriously put your foot on the gas pedal. After all, not including today, there are only 30 days left in 2016.
With that said, you are an entrepreneur, so you have likely been hustling all year long. However, since you are an entrepreneur, you likely made some pretty lofty goals. Heck, some of these goals might have seemed impossible to achieve the moment you put them down on paper, but here you are, getting ready to achieve them.
If you haven’t met all of your goals this year — and even if you have — it is still important to finish the year off strong. Therefore, we have come up with a few ways entrepreneurs can conquer the last month of the year.
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How An Entrepreneur Can Conquer The Last Month Of The Year
- Start Reflecting, And Make Changes Now
- If You Are Behind, Turn Up The Hustle Meter
- Get Your Mind Right — Take A Vacation
Start Reflecting, And Make Changes Now
Don’t wait until 2017 to reflect on 2016. Start reflecting now. Why? Well, because you don’t want the first week of January to come and go before you have even looked back on the year you just had. You want to hit the ground running in 2017, right? Reflect now.
Not to mention, if there are noticeable things you can be doing better, then why not start doing those things now? You don’t have to wait until 2017 to treat people better, to become a better negotiator, to cut procrastination out of your life, etc.
The point of reflecting now is to not only benefit yourself in the future (in 2017, to be exact), but to benefit yourself right now. This is especially important if you are on the border of not hitting your goals, whether they are personal or business related.
Take a couple of hours, a day, a week or however long you need, but start reflecting on what you did right and what you did wrong in 2016. What can you do better to become a better person in the office, at home and in your community? How can you make the world a better place?
“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine
If You Are Behind, Turn Up The Hustle Meter
If you are behind, now is not the time to panic. Instead, start putting in two-a-days — well, metaphorically speaking.
You are an entrepreneur, so you are naturally a very motivated person. Therefore, if you know you need to put in a lot more work in the final month of the year so you can reach all of your goals, then do it. Start working nights and weekends. Start waking up earlier so you can start work sooner. However, don’t just work longer hours, learn how to be more productive.
This is where the reflecting portion comes into play. If you have noticed you can be more productive, then learn how to be more productive and give yourself the best present out there — time. The more productive you are, the faster you will complete certain tasks and the less time you will squander.
Nonetheless, if you are an entrepreneur, now is not the time to throw in the towel. Now is the time to work harder than you have ever worked before. Start doubling your efforts, cut out distractions (that will surely help you become more productive) and really get focused. Remember, there is only one month left in 2016, which means there is still time for you to meet — and crush — all of your yearly goals.
“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi
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Get Your Mind Right — Take A Vacation
Let’s say you have achieved all of your goals and you are standing on top of success mountain. In this case, there are a few things you can do. (1) You could continue to hustle and literally knock your goals out of the park. (2) You can reflect, and you really should. (3) You can take a break.
It’s been quite the year. You have worked harder than you have ever worked before, and you probably need a break as a result. Now is the time (okay, not right now, but near the end of December) to get your mind right. Disconnect from work and the rest of the world by taking a vacation — you earned it.
While you can — and likely will — spend the rest of the year however you please, it’s okay to finish off the year on a vacation. The point of taking a vacation, even if it is just a vacation from work in the sense that you don’t do work for an extended period of time, is to refresh your mind so you can really hit the ground running when the calendar turns over to 2017. You don’t want to enter the new year burned out and unmotivated, do you? In hopes of that not happening, take some time for yourself so you can get your mind right. Your family and friends will surely thank you.
“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
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