“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months, and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.” – T. Alan Armstrong
Isaiah 30:15 – For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”
At the end of each year, it is wise to set aside time to reflect on the past year and plan for the upcoming year. This will help you have more clarity, focus, and commitment to be more effective in the upcoming year.
This past year was a banner year, perhaps the most focused and fruitful one of my entire life. I attribute much of my success to the weekly coaching and mentoring I had from Vic Johnson, founder of The Champions Club. Recently, Vic asked members to complete an Annual Performance Review starting with highlights for the year, including what you did, what you overcame, what you learned, and real results you achieved.
I started the 2014 year on January 1 by relaunching my I Was Busy, Now I’m Not coaching program. During the year, I taught that course five more times. I also wrote and published my I Was Busy, Now I’m Not book. Together, these things helped me become my message of living a focused, purposeful, and fruitful life. As my confidence soared, many new doors of opportunity opened.
Mark Victor Hansen, a famous best-selling author and international speaker, says time has proven two laws/principles of success to be most important: 1) The Mastermind principle/process and 2) knowing very very clearly where you want to go.
As a leadership and dream coach, I notice many people are frustrated with their lives and the impact they are having because they lack clarity on who they are (i.e. their identity), what they were created to do (i.e. their purpose), and what they want to accomplish (i.e. their dreams and goals). Another thing that holds many people back is their mindset (i.e. negative self-talk and negative words).
Brian Tracy, a wonderful motivation speaker, says writing down your goals makes you at least ten times more likely to accomplish them. Yet, only 3% of people have written goals.
What are you 90-day goals and one-year goals? Do you know? Have you written them down? If so, how specific and precise are they? If you want to get to a destination, it’s important to know where you are starting and where you want to go.
When I was in Los Angeles attending Author101 University Oct 23-26, 2014 I met Jane Deuber, one of the exhibitors. Jane is a sought-after business strategist and seven-time successful entrepreneur who is committed to supporting established business owners experience bottom line success and greater ease. Known as the Leverage Authority, Jane has helped thousands of small business owners transform their experience in business using her innovative strategies and state-of-the-art technology.
Recently, I received an email from Jane describing these Four Proven Steps to a Business Breakthrough. Completing these steps is valuable, even if you don’t have your own business.
If you are curious, here is my 2014 Performance Review.
By the way, my key verse for 2014 was 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I have really come to appreciate the importance of being thankful in all circumstances, not necessarily for all circumstances.
1) Don’t be Robbed This Christmas! (Important Message) by Michael Pink
2) Hallelujah Israeli Style (a powerful 5 minute music video in Hebrew)
3) The three free webinars I hosted with Gary Beaton in the past three months were by far the most popular and well-attended in the past eight years. If you want to see the replays, here are the links:
a) The Power of the Blood (Dec 3)
b) Davidic Worship and Warfare (Nov 5)
c) Soaring Into Your Destiny (Oct 8)
Blessings to set aside the time to reflect on your past year and plan your upcoming year!