How To Finish The 2017 Year… STRONG!


Make Things Happen!The 4th Quarter is on us. As I write this, we have just 85 days left in the year...

How will you look back on 2017?

Will it be with excuses and regrets? Or will you look back on this last quarter with a huge sense of accomplishment and an awesome success story to tell?

It doesn't matter if you haven't yet met your goals for the year. What matters right now is how you FINISH.

You still have plenty of time to totally turn things around in your favor... and achieve amazing things! I'm going to help you do exactly that in this quick post. 🙂

Your Ambitious Goal For 2017

Decide what you want to achieve before year-end. Be as ambitious as you please! Dream BIG, even. Figure out exactly what you want to accomplish, then get to work mapping out a very specific action plan to make it happen.

Start TODAY!

You know what you want to achieve - now get to work and MAKE it happen.

No excuses allowed.

If you're not sure how to do something, learn it - or outsource it. Do not allow excuses to become your regrets. REFUSE to fail! If you need help, find that help. Reach out and ask questions, do some research, but don't waste time. Know what you need to know, find it, and get to work on implementation. Work fast.

Have doubts? Put them away.

Have fears? Who doesn't?!

Just DO IT.


Brainstorming Exercise: Answer These 5 Questions
  • What do you most want to achieve this year?

Outline an ambitious but achievable goal for the 4th Quarter. Get strategic. What would benefit you most, or do the most good in your business? Consider the ONE thing that would have the most impact.

  • What is holding you back from your goal?

Journal out all the reasons and excuses why you have not yet reached this goal. Look over each of those points carefully and determine if they are real... or just imagined. Figure out what is REALLY holding you back from your goal, and FIX that.

  • How are you spending your time?

How are you currently spending your time each day, and each week? Is the way you spend your time in line with achieving your highest priorities? Tip: Keep a Time Log for the next 72 hours and track exactly how you spend your time. Compare that to your goals and priorities.

  • What can you do MORE of, and LESS of?

After analyzing your schedule and your Time Log, decide what you should do less of, and what you should spend more time doing instead. Create a schedule that allows you to focus on your priorities, and CREATE the time in your schedule to implement your Q4 Action Plan.

  • Fast Forward: What Is Your Story?

As a brainstorming exercise, journal out "your story". Fast forward to January 2018 and imagine the story you'll tell your best friend, your mentor or coach, or your industry peers. What did you accomplish? How did you do it? How does that FEEL?


You have two choices: regrets & excuses... or success.

Which is it going to be? 🙂

What do you need to DO to make this year a SUCCESS?

Now get out there and do it!


Need help? I offer hands-on help at an amazingly low rate, and I would love to work with you to reach your Q4 Goal!
About Lynn Terry

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  1. Love this, Lynn! Even though I haven't posted in the private group, I am working hard on implementing your suggestions along with trying to implement my goals for finishing 2o17 strong with my two businesses!

  2. Hi Lynn,

    This really hit home with me. A lot of personal issues are finally getting resolved and I plan on finishing out this year better than I ever have before.

    Thank you so much for sharing all that you do.

  3. Thank you Lynn! These are just the questions I needed to ask myself - and answer honestly. They have given me clarity on what I need to do. What I don't know yet, I'll need to figure out. I have posted my snswers in the private brainstorming forum. 🙂

  4. Sometimes it's more important to think about what really matters to us. Because knowing why you want to achive something it the best motivation. We tend to enter into a spiral of activities and plans, but knowing the real reason behind our goals, helps us eliminate a bunch of them and focus upon the essence.

    BTW Lynn: Please check your "Next Page" Button at the bottom of your start page. I used to switch through that buttons to older posts, and It doesn't seem to work right now. The URL changes but the content keeps being the same.

    Last but not least: Thank you for all you posts. I'm more of a "lurker" here, but enjoy your posts.

  5. Oh I love this! Rather than feeling poorly about what may or may not have happened in 2017, here's tips and ideas to create the year with what's less that you wanted. Perfect! And this, I think, was my favorite line of all - living and doing " in line with achieving your highest priorities"

    Think I'll write that one out and put it over my computer! Thank you

  6. My ambition is to become a good online marketer.

  7. Planning out my next product creation phase...please review in private forum

  8. If only more people would see it your way. Excuses don't get you anywhere. Every action we take is better than doing nothing. Even if we don't reach our goals we get a step closer.

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