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Thought for the Week
Your Success Thought for the Week of December 10, 2008
Review, Envision, Plan and Execute
The last few weeks of the year are exciting, yet not in the way you might imagine. 
Sure, there is a buzz around you in just about every direction.  In Central Oregon, the buzz is not only about the holidays and enjoying more 'meeting and greeting,' it's about the increasing snow on the mountain and the anticipation of skiing.
The last few weeks of the year are also an exciting time to glance back at your year in order to review and learn. How else can you make the most of envisioning what you want, planning for what you want, and stepping into execution of what you want in the New Year? 
It seems pretty simple to me to look back at what I did right in '08 and envision how I can improve upon that in '09.  Likewise, it may surprise you but not everything I did in '08 was excellent.  Through a process of going back over the activities and results of my past year, I can see patterns or trends that may not serve me in the '09.  This is an opportunity to capture and shine a light on what I do not want to drag with me as I enter a brand new year.
Through the systematic elimination of assumptions, behaviors, and thought patterns that didn't produce the results I wanted in '08, I am in a stronger position to produce positive results next year.  It is surprising how many people ignore the past when planning for the future.  The past contains valuable information.
At GV&A, we've devised a unique form and coaching session for our clients to experience this unique process of reflection. In the past we've offered this procedure solely to current and past GV&A clients. 
This year is different.  We've been approached by friends and associates of our clients to extend this service to them.  We've also received similar 'one or two session only' requests from our readers.
Listening all of you, we've decided to offer two sessions to you for the first time this year.  One being the Year End Review session mentioned above, and the second is a New Year Planning process.  If you are interested in one or both sessions please contact me directly for details. 
In the meantime, use this special time of year to reflect upon your highs and lows, successes and challenges, what worked and didn't work for you.
Enjoy your discoveries and have a grand week.

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Hi Ann.  I LOVE this one.  I'm already setting my 4th quarter
goals.  It'll be so nice to stand mentally on New Year's
Day and plan from here what I'd like to be celebrating.
What a practical, useful set of ideas.  You rock!
~ Pat Matson, Paperwork Partners, Running Springs, CA

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