The Final Lap of 2016

My wife and I start each year with a goals meeting. We find someone to watch the kids for a few hours, go to a coffee shop, and look to the past and to the future. We discuss what we accomplished in the previous year and what we would like to accomplish in the upcoming year. It’s a great time to reflect and dream together.

Tomorrow is the end of my Thanksgiving break. I took some time off before and after Thanksgiving to spend with family and to rest. I don’t like Monday’s coming back from a long weekend (who does?) so I took it off.  Thankfully I have the ability to set my own schedule.

Finishing Strong

As I’m looking at the calendar for the rest of the year there are five weeks left in the year. I normally am out of the office for the week between Christmas and New Years Day so that leaves only four work weeks.

Back in August Cory Miller from iThemes posted a great resource: “Finish 2016 Strong: Here’s an Exercise To Help“.

This post showed a very simple four step process to figure out how you can finish the year strong. It involves defining goals, identifying obstacles to those goals, and outlining actions. I highly suggest downloading the PDF and going through the steps even though there is only about a month left in the year. It’s worth your time!

I published my 2016 focus and apart from travel I’m doing pretty good on all of them. I’ll post more details in my 2016 review, but today I’m zeroing in on these last four weeks of the year and thinking about what to focus on to make them productive. So here’s part of my list (the work bits) to finish the year strong:

  1. Finish a new set of premium plugins
  2. Finish recording new video course
  3. Finish all open client projects
  4. Write a new marketing plan for my WooCommerce agency

I should be able to finish all of this with time to spare. And if I have checks by each of these items by January 1, 2017 It’ll make me very happy!

How are you planning on getting the most out of the remainder of the year? 

Image credit: David Marcu