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It’s that time of year when we start to hear about setting goals for 2013; make 2013 your best year ever; up level your business in 2013; and all that other stuff. However, what’s being overlooked is that there are still 45 days left of this year … and you can achieve a lot in just 45 days!

I know we have a Thanksgiving Holiday (for those of us in the US) and Christmas/New Year’s too, but that’s really no excuse to slow down and not take action.

You just need to plan around these holidays.

So, let’s take out 2 days for Thanksgiving, and say 5 days for Christmas/New Year … that still leaves 38 days, and a LOT can happen in 38 days.

Here’s how you can take action and finish the year on a high!

Step 1: Take Out Your Calendar

For me that’s taking a look at my Google Marketing & Action Plan calendar; use whichever planner is right for you.  Where are your gaps?  Can you run a quick 3- or 4- session program over the next 38 days? Or, can you follow-up with past clients and prospects?  Whatever you decide to do over the next 38 days, be really clear on how that activity will impact your bottom line.  If it doesn’t make a difference, then don’t do it.

Step 2:  Create a “Project of the Week”

To keep you focused and highly productive (especially during December when we’re distracted by Christmas parties and all other fun, social events) create a “project of the week”.  What will you do each week, for the next five or so weeks that will keep you focused on building and growing your business?

Some of these projects may not directly impact your business for the last part of this year, but will give you a kick start for 2013.  Again, be clear on how your project is the week is going to impact your business.

Step 3: Take It One Step at a Time

Now that you have your next 38 days all planned out, just take everything one step, or one task, at a time.  Stay focused, keep implementing, and you’ll find your baby steps will grow into giant leaps.

And here’s a quick glimpse of what I’ll be working on over the next 38 days:  creating and opening registrations for my 1-day, live virtual workshop; adding a second module to the Business Planning Success program; speaking at a virtual telesummit; and hosting a workshop.  And I have all this planned out with a “Project of the Week”.

Tracey Lawton

About Our GE Network Expert - Tracey Lawton

Tracey Lawton is an expert in online business management, office administration, and developing administrative systems. Online Business Manager and Virtual Assistant, Tracey Lawton, supports professional speakers, coaches, and authors to operate an efficient, organized, and profitable business. Learn how to create an efficient and organized office in 7 EASY steps, and receive free tips at



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