It’s hard to believe, but it’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States (again) and time to start setting 2017 goals. It's seems like we were just here in this situation, but that was a year ago.  This week on the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast, week we talk about the launch of Michael Hyatt’s new Best Year Ever course. As part of the launch, Michael always give away some great content.

This year is no exception with the release of the release of the Achieve What Matters eBook (get it here). In that eBook, Michael interviews some amazing people to get their input on what it takes to achieve your goals for the coming year. You’ll love the eight critical tips in the ebook.

Achieve What Matters in 2017:
The 8 Strategies Super-Successful People
Are Using Now to Accomplish More Next Year


In the show, I discuss a couple of the ideas in the eBook that a particularly appropriate for Thanksgiving Day — if you want to read about all eight tips for setting 2017 goals, you’ll need to download the ebook.

Show Notes

2016 is not yet over! There are still a lot of things that you can accomplish and gain some ground on the competition during this holiday season. But it’s equally important to start turning your attention to building a plan for 2017. In Michael Hyatt’s book, Best Year Ever, Michael went out and talked to some famous people and asked them what their strategies are for accomplishing more next year than they did this year having their best year ever. Here are the key points that are worth sharing in the show:

Take the time to express gratitude for all the things that you have been able to accomplish this year. Sometimes we spend our time worrying about the broken stuff that we just don’t take the time to celebrate the successes we have. Today, Thanksgiving Day, up until the days leading up to the start of the New Year is the best time to take that time to be thankful. It would also be great to imagine and ask yourself: ‘What do I want to be thankful for next year?’ It’s great to be thankful for our blessings this year but it would also be a powerful idea to start having a vision what you will be thankful for next year. This is the first step in reaching your goals as it will propel you, all year long, to work for that vision to come to pass. Take your ideas and spend time envisioning your dreams that you would want to happen in 2017.

This week’s Internet Marketing Fortune Cookie: The limit to your abilities is where you place it.

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Setting 2017 Goals Episode Transcript

I hope you are having an absolutely fantastic day. I have had a fantastic week myself. This week is the week of Friendsgiving. We have some friends that every year host something called Friendsgiving prior to Thanksgiving where we all get together and hang out at their house and have a lot of food. We get this special barbecue from downtown Dallas at a place called Pecan Lodge, it’s super epic. It’s probably the best barbecue that I’ve ever had, and I’ve had barbecue all over the United States, especially all over Texas.

I do like North Carolina barbecue, pulled pork and that kind of stuff, it’s yummy stuff, but I’m a Texas barbecue kind of guy. The Pecan Lodge here in Dallas is just amazing, it’s truly the best barbecue that I’ve ever had. It’s really fun because at Thanksgiving time we’re all with our families, which is appropriate, and it’s nice to be able to spend time with your friends. It’s a really special tradition and we’ve been enjoying it a lot the last several years. Shout out to those folks. Thank you for having us, it was a super great time.

I’m curious to hear if you guys do anything special at Thanksgiving outside of your family. I hear this Friendsgiving thing is actually a thing, it’s not just us, this is something that happens all over the United States. If you’re doing Friendsgiving, leave me a comment in the show notes.

I also wanted to let you know that if you missed the ConvertKit webinar the other day, it was cool. Darrell was on, he’s a conversion expert from ConvertKit and actually is an expert in email marketing, he’s done a lot of really cool stuff in his career. He was talking about how to get your first 100 subscribers if you’re just starting your list and also how to get to your first 1,000. Some really straightforward strategies that anybody can do, some just as simple as sending emails to your friends and other ideas about how to generate lead magnets and so forth. It was really a good webinar and I recommend it.

If you’re interested in the webinar you can hop on over there, no opt-in required or anything, to the replay. For as long as that’s up you can check it out. If you’re interested in email marketing strategy, it applies to all platforms, including ConvertKit. Go ahead and check that out if you’ve been wondering about how to get those first 100 subscribers or how to get to 1,000. This is a really solid strategy for doing that. It’s not rocket science, it’s not sexy, it’s not amazing, but it is a very clear straightforward strategy that will tell you exactly what you need to do to get that four digit subscriber number, which is a huge milestone in your list.

I have a lot of cool stuff for you today. A lot of feedback came in the last couple shows and I want to start hitting that right now…

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