3 Steps to Start the Year on a Good Foundation

Step 1 – Start Right

I’m a big fan off starting right.  I truly believe how you start is crucial.  Part of my new year schedule is to spend the first month in a devotion and discipleship time.  I find it is an incredible way to begin the year.  I include a 21-day fast and prayer focus.  Usually a Daniel or liquid fast (Check out my Next Level Fasting Guide).  I also include a dedicated time to study and devotion.  This sets the foundation for the year.

I feel that if you want to make a difference that is bigger than yourself, then you need to rely on something that is bigger than life.  So, I have committed my life and my endeavors to God.  I believe that when you set your foundation on faith there is nothing that can dissuade you from accomplishing what you set out to do.

Step 2.  Set the Focus

I have always picked a word for the year and during the 21 days of fasting I focus on that word and ask God to reveal how He wants me to implement that thought into my life.  This year my word is Excellence.  I know that may seem a bit cliché, but from time to time I need to revisit the basics of leadership to fine-tune and recalibrate.  Besides, sometimes the things we have done in excellence are no longer excellent because the standards have changed.  What is your word? (Comment Below)

Step 3.  Stay Connected

Another thing I do each year is invite people to join me during this time.  I believe that when leaders come together, there is a greater force for good and accomplishment.  Jesus spoke of this when he told his followers that if 2 or 3 come together He is with them.  I have found in my life that when Jesus is with me it is much greater and more things get accomplished.

So today, I want to invite you to join me for a season of fasting, prayer, and devotion.  Many of you have already joined the fast and I know many others want to.  I am confident that if you want to go to the next level in your leadership, family, influence, and relationships this is a great way to start.

I have a special Fasting guide that you can download for free.  Click on the button below.  This one page guide is full of information on the different kinds of fasts and what to expect during the time you devote to your faith.

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I believe that this year is going to be a stellar year for you.  You are going to go to new levels in every area of your life and leadership.

I want to join you on the journey. 

Respond below and let me know what your plans are for this year.