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One Down and Eleven to Go – There’s No Stopping You Now

The last day in January is today. You may know this, or be shocked to find out. It is amazing to me with the technology we all have at our finger tips, some of us are so engrossed by what we are doing we forget the date, the time and more. Maybe we even forget we need a plan, a vision and a strategy.

Let’s begin with the importance of the month of January. It is just a month with 31 days like six other months. The importance of January is derived from its positioning as the first month of the year.

  • What was your January like?
  • What were your business results for January?
  • How was your personal life in January?
  • Are you on track to meeting your goals in each of these areas?
  • Are you contributing to your community in some way?

At the most basic level, regardless of your position as a CEO of a large multi-national corporation or organization, the founder of a mid to small sized company, an entrepreneur running a great business or a person out of work seeking a new opportunity, to get to the next step you need a direction to step towards. Your vision, the vision you create for yourself and for your business, provides this direction to move towards.

In a larger organization the vision may be created by a team of key leaders. From the vision, you are able to define goals to attain for periods of time. Goals may be for this year, this month, this week or today. This part is not done at all, by more people than you think. In large organizations, they think they are doing this. In reality they are working on a financial plan, and only a financial plan. If the words are written for other strategies which may be true, their focus and energy is only on the financial plan.

Here is how to really rise up above the rest. Create a way to confirm at least one time a month that the vision is still the right vision. The plan is the right plan. The strategy is the right strategy, and the goals are the right goals. Create a weekly process where you are able to check if you and your team are still on course in everything you do.

If January’s results were great, and you add in these described methods, you will stay on course for a spectacular year.

If you see your January results and you are not pleased, recognize that there are eleven months to go in this year. Create the process discussed in this article, and you will rapidly find yourself back on a course for success this year.

Mitch Tublin is available to speak at your company or organization. Popular Topics include, “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” and “Leadership Law of The Lid.” Contact Mitch for speaking engagements here, info@thementorguy.com.


  1. Love this, Mitch. Not enough to have the vision, but important to remember to check in and see if that vision is still where you want to go. It’s so easy to forget to do that when you are working in the trenches and haven’t emerged to check on the big picture and the goal.

  2. It’s a great tip to keep one’s vision at the forefront.

  3. Mitch
    I really like your suggestion to do this once a month – great tip, thanks!

  4. Mitch,

    I recently blogged about mission, vision and purpose, too. It is so important to track and stay on track.

    Thanks for the great reminder.

    Write on!~


    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Dan Kennedy is a huge fan of tracking everything.
      One of those must do items.

  5. Mitch – this is a great reminder to help us stay on track and moving forward in te right direction – thanks!

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Moving forward AND the right direction. Two keys to success!