The phrase ‘the First 100 Days’ was first used in 1933 to describe US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s now legendary First 100 Days in office, in which he delivered unprecedented results in the First 100 Days in his new role as President.
The concept has since made its way into the business lexicon to describe the early phase of a new leadership appointment…as well as to how you and I approach the first 100 days of the New Year.
The first 100 days of 2017 provides you with a one-shot, window-of-opportunity to blast out of the gate fast, focused and fired up. And, as with any opportunity you have an obligation to capitalize on it.
Should you choose not to, I assure you—you’ll come to regret that decision…as nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
You must recognize a few things about the importance of seizing this opportunity to start the New Year right.
1. These first 100 days of 2017 will have little value to you from a productivity standpoint, if you do not deliberately pounce on them with the intent to set a pace, and send a message. In a very real sense, this is a use it or lose it proposition.
2. Your loss is someone else’s gain as someone with more courage, conviction and confidence then you will find a way to seize it, and make the kind of progress you only wished for.
The importance of how you execute the first 100 days of 2017 cannot be overstated…as if you have a successful first 100 days, it naturally follows that you are building momentum and setting yourself up for a successful year.
This approach is smart business and quickly becomes a devastating competitive advantage as your competition is left with no option other than to spend the balance of the year playing catch up.
These first 100 days is when you’ve got to give it everything you’ve got…and the game plan that you’ll find inside this Start Right Manifesto provides you with the motivational fuel and justification you need to start the New Year fast, focused and fully committed to making 2017 the best year of your life.
My very best for a prosperous, joy-filled New Year!
Gary Ryan Blair
P.S. There’s no point in pretending that starting the first 100 days of 2017 fast, focused and fired up is anything less than the savviest move you can make. Use this game plan to begin the New Year in the best way possible.