Yes, the title above is take-off on an old TV public service message that asked, “It’s ten o’clock. Do you know where your children are?” I know, I’m dating myself:-)
Seriously though, it’s the end of the first quarter. Are you on track to reach your yearly goals?
Let’s face it, the clock is ticking. Here we are already one quarter of the way into the new year. It seems like only yesterday when we were all posting new year’s greetings. Here in Eastern Pennsylvania we still have patches of snow hanging around but Spring weather is coming, or so they tell me.
Since the weather is not something I can do much about, I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it, however, my life and business is something I have control over and I do pay close attention to what’s happening in those areas.
Personally, I’m having a fantastic 2013.
I have two new books under contract, both with prestige publishers. The first of these, It’s Your Life, will be released in September of this year and the other, Happy@Work, in Fall of 2014. You’ll be hearing more about them as we get closer to their publication dates.
I’ve just launched my new online video course “Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life,” and I’ve joined what I believe is an incredible opportunity to spread personal development information to even more people, helping change lives. And we’ve added an additional income stream in the process. You can learn more about that here.
My recognition as a speaker is growing and I’m being hired to speak to more companies. My new seminar, Happy@Work helps people reduce stress and overwhelm while increasing productivity and personal satisfaction at work and in their personal lives. With all the pressures people feel at work these days, this is my way of doing what I can to help.
On the personal side, my health steadily improves and I’ve managed to commit to working out at the gym two days a week so far. My friend and health role model, Jim Sutton, says I need to do more but I have to begin somewhere. It’s great he works out six days a week and is in amazing shape but, I have to start with a program I’ll stick with. Going into April, I’ll increase my gym visits to three a week.
At home my wife, Georgia, is doing great. She has been recognized by her company, CHANEL, as one of their top Makeup Artists and will be profiled in Elle Magazine sometime in the fall. I’m always proud of her accomplishments. Truth be known, she’s really the talent in the family.
Our aging Himalayan cat, Bentley, is holding his own even with his kidney issues. He gets fluids three times a week and his values are holding steady. It amazes me how our pets just tug at our heartstrings. Bentley is surely a member of our family and it’s difficult to see him not well.
What about you?
- Are you steadily progressing in the direction of your dreams?
- Are you taking the, seemingly small, actions that will, over time, produce giant leaps?
- Are you examining your business or career for ways to improve?
- Do you have a coach?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “If you’re in your own business and do not have a coach, you’re leaving money on the table.” It’s that simple.
Robert Nardelli, former CEO of Home Depot is quoted as having said that “Unless someone is coached, they’ll never know their true potential.” I’ll second that.
Without a coach by your side you will most likely continue to do the things you’ve always done and, as we all know, continue to get the results you’ve been getting.
Is this really what you want?
I’m guessing its not. The fact that you’re reading this tells me you want more from your life. If that’s accurate, get a coach.
I’m not suggesting you have to hire me to work with you but that you work with someone you feel can help you get where you want to go. If you’re experiencing challenges in your personal life, get a life coach. If you need help with your business, make sure your coach also has experience helping businesses.
There is no such thing as a “self-made success.” Becoming more successful is a team activity. We all need help and a support network.
One of the reasons I’ve become better known as a speaker and trainer is the result of the work I’ve been doing with my coach, Art (Ski) Swiatkowski. Not only has he been a tremendous asset to my continued success but a supportive and valued friend for many years.
I urge you to work with a coach or mentor, especially for your business. If you’re struggling and simply cannot afford coaching, reach out to someone you know, like and trust, and explore trading coaching and support with each other until you can afford someone professionally trained specifically to coach business people.
Your life truly is a work of art in progress and you deserve to experience the best life has to offer.
I wish you and your family a Happy Easter and Joyous Passover if you celebrate these holidays.
And may you continue to create the life you were born to live.