It’s happened again. A new year has snuck up on us. Perhaps you find yourself saying something like “Where did this year go?”, or “2018 already?”. Each January 1st we have the opportunity to begin again, to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. There is something about the turning of the calendar to a new year that makes it possible to put the past behind us, and to look ahead to brighter days. We can and will do better, we tell ourselves. This time will be different!
One of the biggest movies of the year opens this month — in Justice League, an A-list team of superheroes joins forces to save the world. You might not have Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash on your team, but surrounding yourself with strong individuals, suppliers and strategic partners can be the difference between success and failure. I call this your Power Team.
We’ve all heard of and use to-do lists. They are a quick way to lay out what needs to get done and are most often used as daily reminders. They are a great way to get a full picture of all the items demanding your attention, allowing you to prioritize them for proper resolution. If you're like me, when things get a bit overwhelming, preparing a to-do list can clear your mind and change your perspective. Proper prioritization has a way of doing that.
In a sporting match, when one team begins to make things happen, move the ball quickly, or put points on the board in rapid succession, what's the secret?
Momentum is powerful. So powerful, in fact, that in the sports world an opposing team will do just about anything to break the pattern and cause momentum to stop in its tracks — call a time out, stop the clock, or cause a foul or penalty. Momentum can be a game changer for your business, too.