Tons of snow where I grew up (Buffalo, New York) and Christmas was the best. An entire week of fun.

First Christmas and the Christmas lead up.

Then my birthday on the 28th.

Then right into the New Year celebration.

When we weren’t inside sipping hot cocoa, this is what we did in our very own back yard when I grew up…


Yep, we made an ice rink, in our own back yard!

And that is me, pushing my brother on a chair with his hockey stick in-hand. (most kids are actually born with hockey sticks permanently attached where I grew up)

My nephew still gets excited when I tell him about this because he is big into hockey.

Even though I’m quite a bit older now, I still absolutely love this time of year, although now, summer is a definite favorite (and a big reason why I live in San Diego, it’s almost like summer year-round!).

Something about warm temps & long days really appeals to me as I get older.

Last year around this time, I talked about this idea of having a focused destination.

Knowing precisely where you want to go, is often times the most important part of making sure you end up finally arriving there.

So, let’s just pretend for a moment that its is now December… 2016 (1 year from today).

What have you accomplished during 2016 to help you reach your goals?

What has gone extremely well?

And what have you changed?

Remember that all-important Einstein quote…


Who exactly are your customers and what are they buying from you?
(hint, it’s not your product or service, they’re buying what that DOES for them.)

This idea, originally coined in the best selling book, Psycho Cybernetics, is that your mind is a “servo-mechanism”.

When you aim it, it will make the adjustments it needs to reach that desired destination.

Your goal isn’t to worry so much about HOW to get there, rather to focus on where THERE is… said another way, what, specifically, is your goal?

Keeping that goal top-of-mind sets you up like a guided missile.

You might get side tracked, but you will continue to adjust your course to finally arrive at your target.

Therefore, your job is to focus…. cheerfully I might add!

Focus on having a crystal clear goal, a destination, a point in the future where you want to go and head towards.

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