The Wedding is in an Hour. Do You Know Where Your Dress Is?

A funny thing happened on the way to an out-of-town wedding a couple of weeks ago. An hour before the ceremony, I checked into a local hotel and proceeded to get dressed. That’s where the funny comes in…I had left my dress at home and all I had were the jeans and t-shirt I drove down in.

If you’re a woman, you can only imagine the dilemma. I can’t even buy socks that fit! It only took me about 4 shopping trips to find ‘the perfect outfit’ and now it was sitting on my ironing board 3 hours away. All I wanted to do was scream!

Instead, I grabbed my car keys and asked the desk clerk where the nearest clothing store was. A mall was 10 minutes away, and so I headed out.
I imagined a parking space out front, and it was there. I ran into JC Penny’s, rummaged through 2 or 3 racks and picked out 3 dresses. It was looking grim. The last dress fit the best, but only if I held my breath in. It would have to work. There was no time to worry about looking fat now!

Bottom line…I made it to the wedding, and in an attractive dress. In fact, I think I liked it even better than original. So, the question bears asking: why did it take me so long to ‘find something?’ in the first place?

A deadline. They can be set by others and other things, or they can be set by you for anything and any time. They can be your worst enemy or your best boss….it is your choice.

So, it’s now November 1st. What kind of a holiday sales season are you having?
There is still 6 weeks of great potential business. That’s a deadline. What if you went further and told yourself you were going to book a party by 10PM tonight? That’s a great deadline you can make work for you. And, what if you gave yourself that same deadline tomorrow, and then the following night? You could have 3 more parties booked for the season. Wouldn’t that be awesome?

Give yourself a deadline for today. Do it!
The clock starts now!