When you wake up tomorrow, Monday September 23rd, you’ll have 99 days until the new year begins.
99 DAYS… EACH DAY AN AMAZING GIFT!
We do not get today back. We don’t get a single one of these next 99 days back.
Be Your Own BOLD CAFFEINE! Promise yourself you won’t sleepwalk through a single day, a single hour, or a single moment!
By the way, naps and inspired downtime are not sleepwalking. You know when you need to step back to get ahead. Super SMART. And just because you’re Super Busy does not mean you’re not sleepwalking… in fact, I’m pretty sure it’s when we over-commit that we are MOST at risk of self-induced sleepwalking… right through our work, right through life.
99 DAYS… JUST THINK WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH OR CHANGE OR BEGIN… BY STARTING. RIGHT. NOW!
It will only happen if you get focused, get committed, get going and keep going. I’m on this exciting ride too… and I’m here to champion you… so let me know in the comments below how I can help.
What’s inspiring me to inspire you? Many things. Here’s the big one:
On our home calendar today, it wasn’t the *first day of Autumn* that caught my eye, it was this: 265/100. I’ve never noticed this countdown before. Today it not only caught my attention, this number urged me to stop and re-commit NOW- not waiting till, you know, *happy new year* – instead, taking action right now.
And since I’ve been at this awhile, I’m pretty good at taking my own BOLD action. How do I keep it fresh for myself? Keep walking my talk? By challenging myself that my own BOLD action needs to be the one I’m – for whatever reason – AFRAID to take. THAT’S the one I must do next… even when… especially when… it’s easier not to.
To keep reinforcing what I know I need to do, I create ways to reinforce YOU. Selfish? No, Smart. ;)
There isn’t a single story, trip-up or triumph, or lesson or BOLD Nugget of advice in all of BOLD that I haven’t personally and/or professionally faced or dealt with… or in some way experienced, too.
Where to begin? Start here:
DO ONE BOLD THING.
SELECT YOURSELF FOR SUCCESS.
Here’s the 5-Way FORWARD-FOCUSED WHAT IF (by the way, Forward-Focused is the ONLY What If worth asking!) Question to ask yourself – to take a quick inventory as your own reality check – when you’re not sure where to start taking your next BOLD action to create your next Success:
It’s not about CAN You. (YOU CAN!)
It’s about WILL You. (WILL YOU?)
WHAT IF YOU WILL…
1. CHANGE one thing you know is not working.
2. CREATE one new way to share your gifts & talents.
3. COMMIT to making your next success happen.
4. CALIBRATE your busyness based on your priorities.
5. CHAMPION yourself first.
Your very first step is your BOLDest of all… whether your focus is work or life:
DO ONE BOLD THING.
SELECT YOURSELF FOR SUCCESS!
OWN IT WITH CONFIDENCE.
IT’S UP TO YOU!
I’m committing to my next One BOLD Thing.
Will You? BRAVO! If you share yours in the comments below we can help champion you!
© 1993-2014 Ann Ulrich, Owning It! at THE BOLD! FACTOR® BEST BOLD U!™ AnnUlrich.com
PHOTO: While out on a quiet walk last Fall, I came across this beautiful scene… sort of nature’s bouquet hidden deep in the woods near our lake cabin. And now, with 99 days remaining in 2013, I’m reflecting on the amazing(!) adventures since launching my own business in 1993. As I step into high gear this Fall, taking my own BOLD-BOLDer-BOLDest action presenting powerful new BOLD Keynotes along with creating the next iteration of THE BOLD! FACTOR®… and launching BEST BOLD U!™ I’m blessed, thrilled and inspired to champion the BEST BOLD in YOU.