Have you noticed the increased drag coefficient on getting things done that hits every holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day? There’s a similar slo-mo period from June through August.
Today is exciting, because it launches the longest annual time frame of productive potential, the January-May window. If you are hoping to increase sales, grow attendance, expand your markets, initiate an innovative idea or two, effect some change… this is your time. The race starts today.
A lot of what you accomplish this year will depend on how well you sprint these first few furlongs out of the gate.
Fall presents a similar but shorter window running from the day after Labor Day through the Friday before Thanksgiving. The Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving used to be more productive, but now that entire week through New Years marks a time where progress becomes more difficult as more energy turns toward leisure pursuits and the anticipation of same.
But now, people are mostly back from the holidays. The kids have returned to school. There is a faint scent of optimism wafting about.
A great season for achievers, and near-Nirvana for over-achievers.
It’s a dash to Memorial Day. Don’t get caught watching the paint dry.