I am excited to kick-off the month of July, which is one of my favorite months of the year. It is not my birthday or a special anniversary. I enjoy Fourth of July celebrations, but that is not why it is my favorite month.
What would this make it one of my favorite months of the year?
Let me explain; every December and January the world is buzzing with New Year’s resolutions, lofty goals, and new outlooks for the future. However, by the time July rolls around most people cannot even remember the goals they set all those months before, let alone maintain inspiration. Here enters the Peak Performers Meetings. This program lasts an entire year but begins in July and ends the following June. The Academy-exclusive program is geared towards Academy Members who are looking to accomplish more — both personally and professionally — by participating in a coaching program that is led by our Co-Founders, Robert Armstrong, and Sanford M. Fisch. They meet in person or online every few months but keep each other accountable for their goals throughout the Peak year. They have crucial guidance and support that stems from shared communication among their peers in the Peak Group as well as the concentrated focus of our Co-Founders, who show dedication in both group meetings and one-on-one calls.
For the past 13 years I have played a part in the behind-the-scenes logistics of the Academy’s Peak Performers Program. I have the opportunity to sit in the room (or in the online Zoom meeting) where the like-minded attorneys are actively working on their business goals, and personal goals alike. The real magic is generated through the conversations about goal setting, creating a future that motivates them, learning about mindset, and the importance of being a perpetual learner.
Personally, I use this as an opportunity to check-in on my own personal and professional goals. Am I on track or have they fallen to the wayside? Being a part of these meetings is the perfect opportunity to get re-energized and excited about the goals I have set for myself. Half of the calendar year may be behind us, but there is still another half to go!
So take it from me, you don’t need to attend a Peak meeting to evaluate the status of your goals. If you have not set any recently, today is your day. The next step is important — set a reminder for three months from now to do another check-in, which will help you stay on track and finish the last quarter of the year strong!
Director, Projects and Event Planning
American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc.
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San Diego, California 92123
Phone: (858) 453-2128
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