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New Year!

Here are three questions you should answer before you start the New Year…

What did you do really well over 2012?

I want you to realize how hard you’ve worked and how far you have come. It is so easy to get lost in the focus of everything that there is still to do and how much you haven’t done. But you are working, you are moving forward, you are advancing your business. Now is the time to really acknowledge yourself for all that you have done. So, make a list of all of the accomplishments you have made over the past 12 months and give yourself some much needed credit and acknowledgement.

How will you build on your strengths over the next 12 months?

Being a small business owner or professional it is easy to get lost doing all of the “stuff” that really doesn’t support your most valuable strengths. Unfortunately as business grows and develops, the pile of “stuff” also increases. If you do not put a conscious effort into focusing on your strengths and building your daily and weekly structure to support these strengths you’re only setting yourself up for frustration.

The first step is to give yourself permission to off load the stuff that is not in your wheel house. Hear me now and believe me later, you do not have to do all of the stuff you are not good at. There are other options.

Secondly you have to trust and believe that by focusing on your strengths you can produce more, with greater ease, and much more enjoyment.

Third is to create a plan that focuses on offloading the “stuff” and focuses on capitalizing on your greatest strengths.

Without working harder how will you double your revenue for 2013?

 I know, “Troy if I knew how to do that I would already be doing it.” Don’t let this mindset stop you from finding an answer. Remember, what you are willing to tolerate, or allow, is exactly what you will get. Currently you are willing to tolerate your present level of success. Until you decide you will no longer tolerate this level you are not going change. Decide you can double your revenue for 2013. Commit to do it without working harder. And then pull out a pen and paper and start creating options.

If you get stuck answering these questions then add these as the next topic to address with your coach.

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