As we enter the ‘ember months (September, October, November and December), I want you to take the next few days, before 1st September arrives, to think ONE THING you need to do, in these four months, to improve your career or your business in 2019.
You might have noticed mine: I will give many talks. Our internal data shows that the more I give talks, the more we expand client base. As always, the best time to audition for a job is when there is no job available. So, I want to give at least 40 talks in the next four months. Some will be open to the public while many would be closed. But they will achieve ONE THING: expand our operations through thought-leadership.
Think your own ONE THING and get it done. Remember, now is the time to plan for 2019 as companies are making budgets. Depending on your sector, if you wait for January to engage some clients, you would be late as most would be concluding annual budgets by December. Only a business toddler waits for January to begin a new year.
If you work for state governments and show up in January, you have missed a year! Most things that would happen in 2019 will be concluded in the next four months in most African economies.
Yes, if you have a BIG IDEA, now is the time to show up and get them in the budgets of your clients [sure, not all institutions run on January-December financial year, but most do]. Get them to make your ideas priority projects by clearly explaining how those ideas will improve their margins and operations.
Now, take time and think the ONE THING.
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