I have no idea what that title means – what exactly is a “heave-ho?” Is that, like, a prostitute that throws up? That might be a “heaving ho.”
What I was trying to say is that a new year is a chance to do something new. Do you think that’s true? Out with the old year, in with the new? A chance to clean-slate your life?
Whoa, a clean slated life? Ditch everything that came before? The past? Just skip it. It’s a new year! A New Opportunity!
What a buncha hooey, right? Isn’t last year like, you know, last week?
No, no my authorial friend, it’s all right here, right now. Beyond getting a new calendar and changing your computer settings, a new year is a chance to change your mindset to success.
Yes – you. Success. All you have to do is focus on success, try your hardest to achieve it, and who knows what can happen. If you shoot for the stars, you just might make it to the moon. You might also crash in flames, but we don’t talk about that.
Gee, Mr. Reinhart, what in God’s name are you talking about?
I’ve been working on a five-year plan, but I’ve run off the rails. Here’s how it works:
Year One: The Year of No Regrets. Leave whatever happened in the past in the past, and don’t look back. Accept that now is now and make it the best now it can be.
Year Two: The Year of Confidence. Now what the past is in the past, be confident and move boldly into the world, doing what it is that you do best.
Year Three: The Year of Accomplishment. This is the year you use your skills, talents, and confidence to accomplish great things.
Year Four: The Year of Sustainability. Now that you’ve made this great accomplishment, this year you build the structure that makes your success repeatable and reliable.
Year Five: The Year of Independence. This is the year you use the structure you built last year to move out of the traditional working environment and roll on your own.
So, right now I’m in Year Four, sustainability. The problem is that, while I made a huuuge stack of accomplishments last year, none of them was of the type that I can build upon to build a sustainable income outside of the traditional working world. Rats.
So, this has to be Year Three-A, The Second Year of Accomplishment. This year is the year to achieve that amazing thing, that huuuuge accomplishment that establishes myself as a creative guru, an unmistakable with oodles of cash pouring through the transom. That’s gauche, I know, but, really, wouldn’t that be the coolest? Tell me, in your heart of hearts, couldn’t you go with a future like that?
So, back around the long circle to the beginning – this is the year. This is it. Take a look. Go hang out at your local bookstore and watch for my novels to appear. I might even do a book-signing or two.
This year. Watch.
Better: this year. You do it, too!