Getting Serious About Your Success: 4th Quarter Small Business Challenge

Here in the Chicago area the sun is shining and it’s a cool brisk Monday morning. October has arrived in full gorgeous soon to be multi-colored force!

For business owners that means it’s the final quarter of 2009.

To Do ListAs I look at my never-ending to-do list and all the things that need my attention I found myself wondering where to start. Do you ever get that same feeling?

If you’re like me, you have a to-do list a mile long— but there are other thing mental to-dos that somehow keep getting passed up day after day.

So during this final quarter of 2009 I decided — I’m not waiting until 2010 to make some positive changes in my life that will affect my productivity and move my business forward.

I decided to act now. And I thought I’d invite you to join me. Then as January 1, 2010, arrives we’ll be set to hit the proverbial ground running!

We’ll be working on things like basic organization, getting a handle on finances, laser-focusing on our messages, and finding ways to repurpose what we may already have to better serve those in our professional communities. I’ll be sharing the same resources and tips I’ll be using all along the way.

What does this have to do with communication or public speaking? Simple. When you focus on improving yourself and moving your business and life forward, you send the message to yourself and those around you that you are serious about your success. You clear the space — both mental and physical — to allow other possibilities and beneficial relationships to develop that will propel you toward your goals.

What’s my motivation? Easy. I need some accountibility. If I tell you I’m going to do something, you may know me well enough by now to know if I promise you something I’m gonna make it happen.

Plus, sometimes working on your own can be a lonely enterprise. It’s awesome when you can create a connection with someone or a community and move forward together.

I’ll be posting here regularly about my progress and looking to hear how you’re doing as well.  There is no charge to follow along… I’m doing this for me as well as for you to motivate and inspire us both to further greatness.

If you’d like more direct help from me, I invite you to consider joining my Communication Success Network just for the next 3 months. Then each week during our group chats we can support each other more directly — along with everyone in the group. Plus you’ll get direct coaching from me, as well as all kinds of other cool bonuses.

So tell me now… are you up for the challenge and serious about your success? Comment below & throw your hat into the success ring with me!!

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11 thoughts on “Getting Serious About Your Success: 4th Quarter Small Business Challenge

  1. Awesome!

    I’m sooooo excited about the response we’ve had to this challenge!

    I posted a tool I use for productivity that I’ll be using throughout the challenge. Check out today’s post. And welcome everyone to the 4th Quarter Success Challenge 🙂
    Felicia

  2. I am sooo in on this. As you know Felicia, we are even behind on our own project. I need this good kick in the butt.

    How can I help you – and others? What motivated you?

  3. I think this is a great idea. I actually do this every week on my own blog, but it is still in its infancy and a bit lonely at the moment, so joining a group of people in a similar endeavor will be a great boost!

    I am looking forward to being accountable and moving forward with everyone as we approach 2010.

    Jeremie

  4. YOU WROTE: “What’s my motivation? Easy. I need some accountibility. If I tell you I’m going to do something, you may know me well enough by now to know if I promise you something I’m gonna make it happen.

    Plus, sometimes working on your own can be a lonely enterprise. It’s awesome when you can create a connection with someone or a community and move forward together.”

    …..Felicia, I loved this post. I just sent out my “I WILL” list for the week to my accountability group. I do it for the same reason: ACCOUNTABILITY and because when I write it out I feel more clear about the action plan.

    I work on my own, also. However, I’m blessed to train large groups in a live setting for about 6 hours/week. It really helps ME to stay pumped when the group energy is high. I also have some virtual groups running and I’ve found that it’s encouraging to be a part of a rockin’ team where everyone contributes.

    Again, awesome post! I hope your 90 day wonder sets you up for an exciting 2010.

    Best of Energy!

  5. Sound like a great plan – count me in Felicia – challenges are great performance boosters!! 🙂

    ps – my hubby speaks fluent German if you ever need any ‘translation’ on the funky german wp theme! 🙂

    Cheers, Maria Gudelis

  6. Patty, Barb, Tia, & Bille…

    Ok here we go! I’m read and excited 🙂

    PS Bille — this theme was created in German. Goofy designer wo set it up neglected to tell me that. LOL

  7. I am totally with you!! That’s just what I was thinking too – the next 3 months are all systems go in the planning department for all systems go in the action department next year! @TiaSparkles

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