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Leadership Tips: Write Your Q4 Goals, Now.

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This week marks the start of the last quarter of 2015. Yes, that means you have three more months to achieve what you set out to do this year. Does that make you feel excited…or overwhelmed?

Many leaders I am talking with are overwhelmed with planning for 2016, while working to simultaneously close out this year strong. It is a constant juggling act at this time of year. Throw in the holidays and family obligations, and it is surprising that many of us can achieve what we do!

When you are feeling overwhelmed, the biggest Fierce guidance is to lean on our principle: Tackle your toughest challenge today. And yes, that means this moment do what you need to do – not tomorrow, or the next day. It is about having the conversations you need to have right when you know you need to have them. It seems difficult, yet it is very simple. And when you get in the discipline of approaching your greatest issues this way, it is game changing.

This week’s tip is to set aside time and write your top three goals to achieve by year end. Whose help do you need to achieve them? What do you need to keep doing? Stop doing? What conversations do you need to have?

As Eckhart Tolle in The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment said, “Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it's no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.”

So come on. It is time to act, my procrastinating.


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