“Whatever standard you’ve set for yourself is where you’ll end up … unless you fight through your instinct and change your pattern.”
- Rachel Hollis

Nine months down, two and half to go. Just like that, 2019 is almost over. So I’m curious how you’re spending the last 90 days (really, less than that by the time you read this issue) of the year? Many of us have big goals at the start of the new year, but what if we finished the year with that same driven mentality?

I’m a big Rachel Hollis fan. Like many motivational-type writers and speakers out there, people have pretty varying views on her, but there is no ignoring her insane energy level. There is also no ignoring how fast she’s grown her company and her following. She is innovative and honest, and those two things combined in today’s world make her a hit. The idea of focusing on the last 90 days comes from her. She is unrelenting in the pursuit of her goals – and clearly writes down her intentions every day. With the last 90 days, she encourages people to think about how strong they could finish the year – and how that will position you for 2020, instead of feeling like you need a fresh start.

So … what will your last 90 days look like? What are some goals you set in early 2019 that are still attainable? Do you have a new goal in mind that you can reach by the end of the year? Business goals aside, what if you set a goal to change your eating habits throughout the last 90 days so instead of feeling like you need to shed the holiday weight, you go into the holidays feeling like a rock star, armed with a set of new healthy eating habits! After all, it takes just 21 days to create a new habit, so imagine what you could do in 90!

Imagine being a contractor working on the Notre Dame Cathedral fire and what their last 90 days will look like! I guarantee they have some clear goals for what they want to accomplish by the end of the year! This month’s cover story, starting on page 10, talks about some of the challenges those contractors are facing trying to restore the historical church.

If you’re not entirely sure where to even start with setting goals for yourself and your business, I hope to see you at one of Violand Management Associates’ Business Planning Retreats. One is this month in Canton, Ohio; the other options are in mid-November in Captiva, Fla.

Happy goal crushing!