Finish the Mission

October brings the last quarter of the year, and some entrepreneurs, if you’re an intelligent planner, haven’t waited until now to start thinking of the upcoming year (and beyond).  But one must not forget that goals were set this time last year that may not have been fulfilled…and there’s still time.

I saw a guy in my gym wearing the shirt in the image attached and immediately asked if I could take a quick shot of it.  My initial reaction to seeing it was to show it to my sons, in an effort to keep them focused and motivated to complete their short and long-term tasks.  However, I soon realized that professionally and personally, we must maintain the desire to run the entire course and seek to achieve completion in every mission we set out to conquer in the beginning.

At the end of each year, I always write about how to get a head start on your goals.  Among my early start posts from last year, I wrote 5 Best Practices to Get Ahead…Before You’re Left Behind in 2011.  But I decided not to wait this time, due to the ailing economy and lack of motivation that I continue to see in colleagues, professionals and young people.  No matter how tough things may appear, one should press toward the mark, without fainting.

Here are a few strategies I use to re-energize, empower and motivate myself:

  • Re-visit the original plan. My first business manager told me that whenever things seemed to be shifting from the original goals, always refer back to the business plan.  He said it was my road map to a successful business.  Of course, this was prior to the economic recession we’re now challenged with, but it still became a blue print for how I chose to run my company.  Entering the last quarter of the year, going back to the goals you set in January (or prior) is key.  Even if projections were slightly off, there is still time to push for the results.
  • Attract the best results. Don’t entertain thoughts of failure or falling short of optimal results.  It’s time to dig in your heels, and as my brother always tells me, make it happen!
  • Reach out to your mentors. If you have chosen wisely, they’ve been there, and done it.  Whether it’s business or family, not much is new under the sun with your challenges, so gain knowledge on how to finish strong, and not give up.
  • Continue in your giving. Even in tough economic times, there are creative ways to give of your time and resources.  Given that we are connected as a global community, there are always opportunities to reach out and help others.  Not that it should ever be a deciding factor in your social responsibility, in my opinion, but it has never failed that when I stayed committed to my philanthropic initiatives, great relationships and new clientele always followed.

I could add much more to this topic, but I merely wanted to take a moment to encourage those who are just ready for the holidays to come and go, then make a fresh start in 2012, that you shouldn’t stop pressing forward with 2011 goals.  Finish the mission

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About Candace Reese ~ The CEO Pundit™

With a reputation for challenging small visions and transforming them into global notoriety, Candace Reese is a nationally-recognized entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. Specializing in corporate and philanthropic strategy management, Reese has a strong track record in exceeding expectations. After several years in corporate and nonprofit public relations, marketing and advertising, Reese founded Envision Global Corporation to serve a diverse clientele list of individuals, organizations and corporate clientele by delivering leading-edge, innovative image building campaigns, with a global focus. Having an affinity for representing socially-conscious clientele, through Envision Global, Reese has managed projects and provided unlimited business and lifestyle resources to a plethora of distinguished entrepreneurs, executives and philanthropists who have been featured in national and international multi-media outlets, including online/digital media, nationally-syndicated radio and television broadcasts. To accommodate the growing needs of her global client base, Reese has launched EnviBlu Lifestyle Concierge; the travel, concierge and ground transportation vertical to Envision Global. Outside of her work with Envision Global, Reese’s passion lies in her public speaking and community initiatives. As a children’s advocate, she offers inspiring words to young men about etiquette and image, as well as young women on entering and maintaining healthy relationships. Reese also engages with entrepreneurs and business executives on leadership, marketing, public relations, professional etiquette, and effective, next-level business practices as an executive coach. Reese is a well-known supporter of local and national community organizations, being frequently tapped by nonprofit and religious organizations to strengthen their image and media strategies for initiatives, conferences and goal-oriented campaigns.
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2 Responses to Finish the Mission

  1. Amen! Very well said! Thank you Candace.

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