Ladies and gentlemen, the new year is HERE! If you were not ready for 2016, you kind of don’t have a choice now.

I know I’m not alone in being amazed (as I’ve been for the last several years pretty much since reaching my 30s) how quickly one year ends and a new one begins. I’ve had others, particularly other entrepreneurs and game changers, share the same amazement (along with some freaking out) around Q3 or Q4.

“Where did this year go?”

“I have so much to do before the end of this year.”

“I cannot believe the holidays are almost here.”

“I’m not ready for the new year.”

So here’s the thing. It’s tough for most of us to get a really good hold on our time. Here are five things to stop doing in 2016, to help ensure you get the most out of the time you have. It will also¬†help catapult your success. I dare you to try them.

Here goes:

  1. Realize most email is someone else’s agenda. Stop putting others’ agenda before yours, especially if it doesn’t impact your bottom line, your household, or your heart.
  2. Apologizing. This is a big one for women. Some do it so much, they don’t even realize it. You’re sorry for what exactly? Asking a question? Making a suggestion? Being freaking awesome? Breathing?
  3. Taking your brand for granted. This is akin to cheating on your brand. You can find out more about that here. Or you can pay close attention to what’s happening to Bill Cosby right now.
  4. Not holding yourself accountable. Enough said.
  5. Thinking it’s all about you, when it’s only about a quarter about you – if that much.

If you need help leaving any of these habits behind and/or getting really clear and really strategic about your brand, let’s chat. No that’s not code for a high-pressure sales call. It means let’s have a conversation about what’s holding you or your business back. It means let’s be honest and peel back the onion of a solution, rather than just problems. Schedule a complimentary Wealthy Brand Session. I only have so many available over the next couple weeks. The next couple weeks that will quickly turn into February, then March, then… You get the idea.