Published: December 16th, 2016; By: Judi Hughes

It isn’t too late! This year give yourself and your business the gift that keeps on giving. You only need three separate one-hour blocks of time before the end of the year. Give yourself this gift of time and reap rewards in the New Year.


Here’s what you need to do with those 3 hours …


One hour to reflect on the past

Your history tells a story. The story it tells allows you to make stronger plans and more educated decisions.  Paint your picture of the year ahead.

Identify what worked and what didn’t work this year. You want to make sure you do more of what worked and you don’t want to repeat things that didn’t work.

Think about the challenges that came up.  What problems do you need to solve in order to avoid these issues in the year ahead?

Consider what your business needs more of going into the year ahead.  Does it need more money, more clients, more people, more products or more space?

Look to the past to begin to paint the picture of your year ahead.

One hour to identify your Top Twenty

Your Top Twenty are the 20 people who are most likely to help you earn or generate revenue in the next 90 days.

Who are the twenty people who are going to help you earn or generate revenue in the next 90 Days?

Take the first 8 minutes to learn how to identify your Top Twenty.

Use the next 52 minutes to create your Top Twenty.

Do this and you’re set to start your New Year building your business by building relationships with people who are going to help you grow your business.   What a great way to kick-off the New Year!

One hour to plan your time off

Leisure time is essential.  It allows you to rejuvenate. You have a responsibility to yourself, your family and your business.  You must take leisure time away from your business.

Booking the time is not enough.  You need to make sure it is truly time away from the business. Really think about it.  Know what you want to do and what you don’t want to do. Know how you are going to protect it as leisure time.

What does leisure time look like for you? What are the leisure activities you are looking forward to? Whether it’s an afternoon at an Art Gallery, sitting by the fire reading a romance novel or time with the kids watching Star Wars … it must have one key quality; it must be dedicated leisure time.  That means:

  • No checking business emails
  • No calls to or from the office
  • No taking work home with you
  • No turning your vacation into a business trip

Put plans and tools in place to make true leisure time happen.  Make this a special gift for you and your business.  You can do it!

Enjoy a Happy Holiday and a great start to the year ahead!