Looking Forward to 2013

Every fall as the trees begin to change and the temperature leaves frost on the morning grass I get reflective on the days gone by and the year ahead.

Some may wait until the hectic holidays are upon us and the shovels and snowblowers are out, but by then I like to be prepared to flip over the calendar with a vengeance long.

2013 is going to be a big year for me. It has to be.

Ever since selling The Advance Guard in 2009, I haven’t felt as if I had a solid direction. There has been plenty to keep me busy and yet that entrepreneurial DNA inside of me was never fully satisfied.

Throughout this year, in those quiet moments on the road or whenever I found myself idling well, I kept having this pull in one direction. Sitting in the audience at World Domination Summit the idea began to formalize and the more I talked about it, the more I realized that it could be a permanent direction for me and my future. The ducks are not in a row yet to announce anything, but I’m looking forward to a new focus in the type of consulting work I choose to do.

Amazing Things Will Happen will be a big focus of mine. Hitting the shelves just before the holidays means that the first half of the year will certainly be focused on making sure it is a successful book. I’m very proud of it and I hope others will take the words to heart. How big of a success it becomes I have no idea. But, it is something that I’ve wanted to write for a long time and if it connects in the way that I hope, it could cause a dramatic shift for me.

Those two things would be enough to keep any normal human busy, but of course I’ve got more on my plate.

With speaking engagements already booked for British Columbia, Louisville, Las Vegas and Houston in 2013 I can’t wait to see where else in the world I travel to.

I plan to continue freelance writing, producing new episodes of Passion Hit TV and leading a new project that if things line up will be the largest initiative I’ve ever been involved with.

As I said, 2013 is going to be a big year and I’m trying to insure that I’m ready for it. I haven’t started thinking about my three words yet, but I know they are on the horizon.

Am I the only crazy one planning ahead?

  • http://raulcolon.net/ Raul Colon

    I think I will start thinking about my 3 words later in november.

    This has been such a challenging year. I can only hope and do what is possible now to me the best of the next one!

    Thanks for the reminder of starting to plan out from right now so I can make the best of it!

    • http://www.cc-chapman.com/ C.C. Chapman

      I hope that whatever has made this year a bitch, calms down and gets better in the new year!

      NEVER too early to start planning.

  • http://www.spindows.com/ Clay Hebert

    CC,

    I feel lucky enough to have some idea of your huge plans for 2013 and I have no doubt in my mind (ZERO!) that it will be your biggest and best year yet…..because you will make it that way.

    Onward!

    • http://www.cc-chapman.com/ C.C. Chapman

      Thanks. Your advice and support has been very important to me and I know that having friends like you is what allows me to do what I do and be successful at it.

      Thank you for everything you do.

  • http://twitter.com/jasondyk Jason Dykstra

    Looking forward to seeing what direction you’re going to be taking CC and excited for the day you come and speak in Ontario :)

    I’m already starting to think of my three words, so it’s not that crazy in my mind :)

    • http://www.cc-chapman.com/ C.C. Chapman

      Thank you. I’m excited about the new year in so many ways.

      Look forward to seeing what your three words end up being.

  • http://www.davedelaney.me/ Dave Delaney

    I like looking ahead, but looking back is key too. When I stop and reflect on where I was a year ago, or longer, it’s shocking to think about. It also puts the future in perspective, that anything is possible in 2013. Heck, anything is possible for what remains in 2012 too.

    I have loved being along for the ride C.C. It’s always satisfying to see you doing great things and getting the recognition you deserve.

    Keep up the great work and thanks for all that you do!

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