Thursday, November 21, 2013
                                      Fall Edition 256
Russell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Navigator


What you put out is what you get back, and the reason so many 

are so short of money is that they put little or nothing out."


- Stuart Wilde


Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but

expecting different results."


- Rita Mae Brown



Practice makes perfect, so be careful what you practice."



William Henry Channing


If I miss a day of practice, I know it. If I miss two days, my manager knows it. If I miss three days, my audience knows it.




Andre Previn



It's here. The holiday season. The end of the year. The time that your goals should be accomplished or be nearing completion. 


Don't miss the Special Opportunity at the bottom of the newsletter! The week of January 11th is the only week left. 

Yes, my days relaxing on the boat are gone. The boats are in the process of being put away. Remember, when one thing ends another begins. Embrace the change, embrace the new, and embrace the opportunity. 

Are you like many of my clients? They are now rushing to accomplish their goals before the end of the year. Yes, it can be done with focus and effort. Try it and you'll be amazed. 

Finish the goal and then it doesn't need to be on the list for 2014. In December we need to finalize the 2014 goals. Most fun is planning the calendar and blocking out the vacation time. Try it, it feels good. Block out vacation time first. Then, get to work for the rest of the time. 

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Author, Speaker, Navigator 


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 OK, want to make it a Thanksgiving to remember? 

Want to add value for the whole family? After the meal, perhaps over dessert and coffee, go around the table asking each person to discuss one New Years Resolution they made last year and the status of it today. 

 Yes, many will hide, turn red, and some will be mad you put them on the spot. Fine. Perfect. If they come to your table next year, they will be prepared. Yes, you will be helping all at your table. They will get more done next year and have something to be proud of. Otherwise, they may not show up. 

 The next issue for table discussion is how to guarantee success or failure. For success, you need to follow the directions below. For failure, don't do them. Do what you have always done when you have failed, and you will surely fail again. 

 Let's try success. We have nothing to lose and all to gain. For success in any resolution we need to: 

Put it in writing. Exactly what we will do and by what date. 

 Why? We need a written description of why we are going to do it, and why it is so important to us. If the why is strong enough, we will persevere when the going gets tough. If the why not is stronger than the why, we won't succeed. We'll stop at the first bump in the road. Make a strong why

 Involve others. Alone, success is less likely. With support from others, success comes more easily. Include those who can help you.

 Create pressure for yourself from a coach, a peer, or a master mind group. You want someone or a group that will hold you accountable and will not accept weak excuses. You need to be held accountable. 

PLAN.  You need a plan. What you will do when, or by when. The plan should include the tools and the people you will need. The plan is the chart, the roadmap to success.

 Start with the successful end in mind and build the steps to accomplish it. The steps need to be written in advance and then you need only follow the plan and modify it as needed in the process.

 Next year can be your best year yet and the best year for all at your table. It can be the year everyone sitting at your Thanksgiving table can glow and be proud. Show them the steps.

 Help them yourself, or help them to find someone to help them. We are not in this alone. We all need coaches, guides, and mentors. Be one and get one. It's the best gift you can give anyone. 

 Resolutions, be they New Year's or at any time, can succeed if you take the steps above. If not, success is less likely, but still possible. If you've missed resolutions over the years, try this plan. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

 January 11th
Choose a fantastic week in St. John


You can save $1,850 off the regular weekly rate of $7,750.
There are no hidden charges
and you have full use of the Westin facilities.

3 couples can easily occupy the condo with plenty of room.

 If you lease we will provide the details of the best place
 to rent a vehicle, best way to St John, and the best
restaurants . . .  All of which are much easier to
get reservations after the Christmas rush.   

Below are various links to give you an idea of the unit
as well as the Westin.

Regular Weekly Rate:
Special Weekly Rate: $ 5,900

I N T E R E S T E D ?  
If you'd like to rent either or both weeks please get back to me as soon as possible. First person to confirm gets it.

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