Drinking champagne at Christmas is good for business. What will you be celebrating this time next year?
Welcome to 2nd January 2013 - for many today is the first day back at work after the Christmas and New Year break.
For me, 2012 has been the most spectacular year. Personally, a remarkable year. Professionally, 2012 is the most notable year of my career - thanks to Wayra and the amazing people I work with.
Now, I have even bigger dreams for 2013.
The amazing entrepreneurs in Wayra often ask for my advice. Without doubt, my most favourite business tip is:
Think about and visualise yourself drinking champagne to celebrate your successes next Christmas.
Now tell me, what achievements are you celebrating?
I don’t care whether your imagined successes are either the achievement of personal goals, or professional objectives - or a mix of both. But I passionately believe that success depends on your ability to be able to define and articulate in detail your ambitions for the year ahead. And to be able to visual yourself, and how it feels, to have successfully achieved them.
‘Goal visualisation’ is proven technique for athletes and sports-people. I think for many of us it is equally effective in the performance management of our careers.