A business coach introduced me to the “New Year’s Eve Retrospective” approach to business planning.
He said, “Do this writing exercise. Imagine yourself at December 31 next year . Describe where are you physically and who is with you. Then tell that person/those people the highlights of your year: the milestones you reached in your business and personal life—as though these things already have happened. When you’re done, create the plan to get you there.”
I liked the idea of designing a business plan around a story that engages me. And it’s always interesting to go back on the actual December 31 and see how well I’ve done!
Using NSA-IL to Jumpstart Your Year
Join us for two phenomenal chapter meetings that will help you reach your milestones in 2019.
Laurie Guest CSP on December 14 on “Mastering the Art of Spin Business” is about finding and closing more gigs. Our October speaker, Andy Masters, said, “Of all the speakers who came to our chapter in the last 11 years, Laurie added the most value.” If you’ve seen her before, come again: this is all new material. And if you’ve never had a Laurie Guest experience, see what Andy means. Register here: https://nsa-il.org/event-3084445.
Jeffrey Hayzlett CPAE on January 11 on “How to Build a Speaking Business.” Jeffrey promises to give you all of his tricks for booking 150 keynotes a year: from marketing plans to social media worksheets. Register now so you don’t get distracted by the holidays and miss this one: https://nsa-il.org/event-310305.
Don’t forget: as an NSA-IL member, you get an extra hour of Laurie’s and Jeffrey’s time after the formal meeting ends, to dig deeper into what they shared and get some spot coaching.
A Personal Message from the NSA CEO
Mary Lue Peck recorded this short video just for us at NSA-Illinois. Take a quick look.
I want to end this year with a personal thank you to all the members I’ve spoken with—and a commitment to chat with the rest of you soon. Let’s all enjoy a slice of Cavett Robert’s bigger pie in 2019!
After a boy threatened to kill her with a machete, Lynne Franklin decided to learn everything she could about persuasion. As a “neuroscience nerd,” she studies how the brain works. Lynne coaches leaders and teams to present their ideas powerfully and persuasively, so they have more confidence, create more connections, and generate more cash flow.