Ways to Maximize the Last 60 Days of 2012

Now that Halloween is over, the countdown to the holiday season and the new year can officially begin! So on this gloomy 1st day of November, which also happens to be the 305th day of the year, we want to suggest A Few Ways to Maximize the Last 60 Days of 2012.

Many companies slow down during this time of year.  Regardless of your pace during the holidays, it is very important to make time to reflect on 2012 and plan for 2013.  Here are a few ways to make the most of the next 60 days:

  1. Reflect on 2012 and assess what worked and didn’t work.  Ask  yourself what you could have done differently.
  2. Start planning for 2013 and set goals.  Perhaps this is the year to ramp-up your Social Media efforts or give your website a face-lift?  Do you want to increase your sales in 2013 by 30%?  How to you intend to do that?
  3. Consider these Six things (originally recommended by Steve Churm, CEO of Churm Media):
    • Take inventory of your skill sets.  What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    • Focus on your strengths. Don’t obsess over your weaknesses.  Embrace who you are.
    • Brand yourself and deliver on your promise.
    • Pick traveling buddies.  Mentors lighten the load.
    • Be quick, but don’t hurry.  Be authentic, not shallow.
    • Cheer change!

Addressing these questions now, and engaging in these self-reflective exercises, will ensure that you are fully prepared to succeed in 2013!  Now, all you have to worry about is that one pesky New Years Resolution (ehemm…running a full marathon) that never seems to get…well, resolved!