Last Friday I held my annual Carpe Annum event, where I bring together CEOs and senior leaders to focus on the year ahead. It’s a great event. The calendar is just beginning to fill with holiday parties. My event is an opportunity for leaders to think together about the challenges and opportunities they see for the year ahead so they can position themselves for grand success.

An interesting note: opportunities reveal challenges and challenges reveal opportunities. Inside every obstacle is embedded a situation that can propel you forward and vice versa. Hmmm… something to think about!

So, as we head into December, let me ask you, are you thinking about what you’ll do in the year ahead? What great plans do you have for 2018? Now is the time to put this together. Get ahead of the crowds and think about how you will take off in January, building another fine year for yourself.

As you go through your week, ponder what you appreciate about 2017 and how you want to build on it to Seize the Year 2018!


“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”
-Paul J. Meyer