All of my coaching groups are on hiatus for the summer. My speaking kicks back into high gear mid-September. Several individual clients are taking a break from coaching over the summer. So I scheduled a brainstorming session with myself to figure out how to best use the open spaces on my calendar.

I came up with a healthy list that may stimulate you as well.

  • Go through files. As dull as this looks, I always find gems in my drawers–opportunities laying in wait.
  • Review goals sheets from my Mastermind Groups for themes, successes and patterns.
  • Re-visit marketing my Distinguished Speaker Series to other Chapters of ASID around the country.
  • Go through entire database (3500+ names) and segment, delete and update.
  • Send holiday cards. I choose to reach out to my friends, clients and associates in the summer when mine is the only card they’re receiving, not one of 100. Our daughter got married in April, so I will send a photo to everyone along with warm wishes.
  • Create a video for my website.
  • Design a teleclass offering for 2009.
  • Brainstorm book ideas.
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