The Sprint Starts Now: How to Finish 2020 Strong & Set Yourself Up for Success in 2021

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You might not have heard a starting gun, but make no mistake about it…

The race has begun. You’re in an all-out sprint to end the year.

That’s how I’d encourage you to look at the time remaining in 2020.

Today marks just three months left. The start of Q4.

Whether you’re still making up for lost time or you’re striving to establish new personal bests, now is not the time to take your foot off the pedal.

It’s time to go hard. Let me share some tips to keep you motivated…

 

What Will You Promise Yourself?

A new quarter is always a good opportunity to revisit your goals and establish some new commitments and promises to yourself.

Maybe it’s one discipline you need to practice every day from now until 2021…

Maybe it’s closing strong on the behaviors necessary to reach your 2020 goal

Whatever the case, it’s time to make some commitments and promises to yourself:

  • How many Hours of Power will you do between now and the end of the year?
  • How many appointments will you book?
  • How many listings will you take?
  • How many closings?
  • How much revenue?
  • What about savings goals and money set aside for taxes?

It doesn’t have to be all about the bottom line, either.

Make sure you’re setting yourself up for growth.

So answer these questions:

  • What books do you need to read? Here are my recent recommendations.
  • What topics do you need to learn about?
  • What events will you attend?
  • What people do you need to know or follow?

 

Make Your Promises Public

Once you’ve answered these questions, do not stick them away in a drawer.

Do the opposite

Make it public information.

Get them “up and visual” in front of you and your team.

Track your numbers and measure your progress every day.

The more emphasis you put on the numbers, the more you’ll follow through on the actions to achieve them.

 

Your Q4 Actions Impact Beyond 2020

Remember, how you finish 2020 will also determine how you start 2021.

Come January 1, will you be starting from a standstill, or will you be flying into the new year full of momentum?

The harder you run in this sprint to the finish line, the better position you’re going to be in once 2021 arrives.

Which begs a few more questions you need to answer now:

  • When will you create your 2021 business plan? Reserve time on your calendar today!
  • Where do you need to expand your business to achieve your 2021 goals?
  • What resources do you need to achieve your 2021 goals? Is it time to start growing your team?

 

Take a Look at the Bigger Picture

Right now is also a good time to look beyond your business and check in on the equities of your life:

  • Health
  • Relationships
  • Spiritual
  • Wealth
  • Contribution
  • Friendships
  • Wisdom & Learning

Check out this video for more on that.

You might want to make a wheel chart (like in the video) or simply ask yourself if you’re trending in the right or wrong direction in these categories. What do you need to work on to achieve better balance?

 

You’ve Come A Long Way. Don’t Stop Now.

In closing, let me remind you how far you’ve come so far in 2020. Everything that’s been thrown at you, and you’re still standing.

The strength is within you to persevere. I hope the questions I posed above provide the motivation to keep pursuing your goals throughout Q4.

Don’t take your eyes off the prize. Keep going and make it happen!

 

Tom Ferry - Elevate



 

 

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