There’s a unique rhythm to the summer—with its hot days, comforting winds and flurry of fun.

While the preceding hasn’t come to an abrupt stop, it all seems a wee bit different now.

Kids no longer glance at the clock to see how many minutes until their favorite TV show starts or how much time they have to play a video game. But instead, acknowledge they’ve now got four minutes to get dressed, wolf-down breakfast and catch the school bus!

Adults have likely completed their vacations and realize—at least here in the U.S., Labor Day is the unofficial line of demarcation between work and play. It’s about now, business folks exclaim: “Whoa! Eight months gone, better do something.” (I think my Dad was right, as we age, time moves faster!)

Whether it’s back to work or back to school, each can be a time of anticipation and anxiety. Hope and hesitation. Promise and procrastination.

Yet most important, each represents a new beginning.

So what will you do, to make your daily new beginning?

How will you rejuvenate?


Re-invent how you approach your life—at home and at business?

What skills, attitudes and behaviors will be critical to your success?

What actions will you take?

Now, is a good time to work smart and bust your butt. To be tenacious when others are timid. To be fearless when others are fearful. To produce results while others concoct excuses.

And as you succeed…along the way…take some time for recess!


Jeff is a Hall of Fame speaker, best selling author, success coach, broadcaster and lawyer. His clients call him a “business-growth specialist.” If you hire speakers, please contact Sheryl Kantor at: 847.998.0688 or [email protected]. And visit to learn more about his other business-growth tools and to subscribe to Jeff’s FREE e-letter, The Results Report. Jeff’s Amazon bestselling books include; Stop Whining! Start Selling!, the 5th edition of Peak Your Profits and the recently published, (December, 2022), BULLSEYE! Hitting Your Targets at Home and at Work, which became a best seller within four days of its release. You can also stay connected with Jeff via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter: @BlackmanResults

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