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The Power of Looking Forward – What Are You Looking Forward To?

You’ve probably noticed I’ve taken a couple of weeks off from writing.

I hope you’ve had a good summer and are ready to ramp up activity and focus for the last third of the year.

What did you do this summer?

During our down time my wife and I took a couple of weeks vacation and spent a lot of time at our favorite pastime, the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, which concluded on Sunday.

As American History buffs we visited two Revolutionary War sites, the Continental Army’s 1778 winter encampment at Valley Forge, and the Brandywine Valley Battlefield. Then we went to tour the Dupont Estates and the Hagley Museum, the original gun powder factory that started the Dupont company in the early 1800s.

And now I’m re-energized and ready for the fall.

I’m looking forward to a heavy speaking calendar.

What are you looking forward to that you are absolutely going to “get ‘er done?”

For me, it includes 11 speaking programs in the next eight weeks at seven different professional development conferences for five different industries, including Project Management, Human Resources, Insurance and Financial Advisors, Medical Group Managers, and IT Service Management.

The others are internal client events.

All have one thing in common.

They are focusing on improving interpersonal communication in the work environment.

As you probably have noticed since reading my work, I love speaking on improving communication in the workplace.

So, I am absolutely excited about getting started with two conference opening keynotes this weekend.

What are you looking forward to and excited about for this fall?

I ask that question because a great way to create self-motivation is to focus on what you’re anticipating and looking forward to.

If nothing comes up for you, that too, is a sign.

It’s a sign to either create something to look forward to, or identify something on the calendar and decide that there is something there to be excited about to look forward to.

We all have the power to do it.

It comes when you begin mastering Communication Influence Level 1.

If you’re not familiar with Communication Influence Level 1, look out for my next article in a couple of days.

And, please share below in the comments “what you’re looking forward to” this fall through the end of the year and set your intentions, and go for it.  I look forward to seeing what everyone is looking forward to.

‘til next time, remember, Communicate With Power!

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