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September Slump or September Surge?

September Slump or September Surge?

September always signals Back to School time. And as we have had 3-digit heat in the San Francisco Bay area this September, it’s hard to think of new sweaters and boots, turning leaves and cool nights,

But September is a good time to evaluate and to consider what you want to accomplish in the closing months of the year and begin to create plans for the coming year.

September is a great month to take time because before you know it the holidays will be upon us – first, Halloween, then Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. And then you blink and 2018 is already here.

Like the new school year, you get to start fresh with new notebooks and pens. [Ok, that’s part of my personal addiction and I have to do my best to avoid the Back to School aisles as much as possible.]

Don’t let the rest of 2017 sneak by you without a plan. Even if you have big goals that you can’t accomplish in the few remaining months of 2017, you can at least begin to forge a path to accomplishing them in 2018 or beyond.

First, grab a notebook and pen or open up a document on your tablet or computer and take some time to write down what you would like to accomplish in the final months of 2017.  You can even begin thinking about the goals you have for 2018 and beyond.

Consider what you can realistically accomplish in the next few months, but make it a bit of a stretch too, so it is compelling and motivating.

Once you have a list, see what steps you can take today. Yes, today. Take action – even a baby step to further one of your goals. Maybe just do a bit of research. But don’t get stuck there.

For instance, you may have a goal to lose weight, get healthier and in better shape in 2018, don’t just write off the rest of 2017. Get a jump on it now before all the holiday parties and indulgences kick in.

Good luck and let me know what you are working on.

What are you working on?

Comment below and let me know what you plan to accomplish in the remaining months of 2017.

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