Where are you going from here?
So yesterday was Groundhog Day. The good towns people say Phil, the groundhog, determined we'll have an early Spring. Tell me, do you believe the whole story of the groundhog? You know, if he comes out and sees his shadow, he fearfully returns to hibernation. So we have another 6 weeks of winter. If he doesn't, it means we'll have an early Spring.
Well, I don't believe it. However I do enjoy the whole cuteness of the concept for the kids. As an adult I know the behind the scenes of such holidays. Its quite brilliant. Basically, the town leaders are well prepared and rather calculated. They study almanacs of past patterns and make predictions accordingly. But note that they aren't just studying weather patterns; they're studying economic patterns also. At the end of the day, how will the weather affect our bottom line? Poor Phil has nothing to do with it. We just like him because he's cute… I guess.
The powers that be (town leaders) have proclaimed an early Spring so we'll all follow the economic trend and subconsciously prepare to get out and shop, invest, and travel (notice the increase in gas prices in the coming months). This recent blizzard has put many people in a slump. Retailers and producers as well as consumers are anxious to get out and welcome Spring and all the spending that will come with it.
Now since I prefer to focus on you, how will the weather affect your bottom line? In the past, how has the weather affected your work ethic? Do you tend to work extra hard in winter months so you can splurge your time in the Spring, taking advantage of the nice weather? Or do you go into entrepreneurial hibernation during the cold winter months and go into beast mode through the warmer seasons? Maybe you ride the high of New Year's productivity right into Spring so you can really enjoy the Summer.
Well, it is now a month into the new year. Did you set new goals? Do you remember them? Are you still actively working toward them? Let this be your reminder. If you want massive results, you gotta take massive action.
You are the town leaders, the powers that be. You are in control of your business, your finances, your personal economic morale. You must make a decision, a proclamation. Six more weeks of winter or an early Spring?
Peace & Love
P.S. I know I asked a lot of questions today. I want you to really take a moment to think about your answers. Write them down. Share them in the comments. Let today be the day you proclaim your next level.