If you’re like me, you’re already planning well into next year and muttering under your breath, “How is it the end of the year already?” I used to think of the holidays as a time to slow down to gear up, and now I think of them as a time to gear up in order to thrive in January!

How can you best use the natural social interactions over the holiday season to prepare for the change you seek in January? Fran Hauser says it well: “People want to know: What makes you tick? What do you care about? And what are you hoping to do about it in the future?” Be sure to read our holiday do’s and don’ts of networking.

What preparation can you do now to ready you for a full throttle push in January? Set up a few specific coffees and lunches in December. Spend time on your resume and LinkedIn profile. Consider an accountability partner.

Good news! If polishing your LinkedIn profile is on your list, our webinar this week will set you up for success (details below). On the planning front, our webinar calendar is building out into March. They’re all interactive workshops — I’m there and hope you can join us.



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