“Q4,” meaning one-fourth of a year. Quarter 4 (October, November, December) is the last quarter we have in 2019. Breaking years down by quarters is one of my favorite things to do when it comes to planning ahead! It reminds me of being in school and finding that one method that just helped me learn better. Couldn’t tell you why but, seeing four groups of three months just ignites my creativity, lol! It may do the same for you!
Ok … October!!! Can you believe it? Just three months and that fast it’s been one whole year! To be honest up until 2017 (the year my son was born) I didn’t track my yearly goals. I made them, tried to follow them, and the rest was history. I didn’t check in on them, I didn’t set deadlines for them, I didn’t WRITE them down on paper, I didn’t visualize them, I didn’t set a day aside to brainstorm them, I didn’t make note of small steps I should take to get closer to them. I didn’t have a master planner like I do now, broken down into the next ten years. Becoming a mother has shaped me into an accountable person. Having the weight of being a direct example to my son has elevated my goals and my purpose. It wasn’t the same when I wasn’t a parent and made plans to be a lawyer and didn’t follow through, or when I took a course and didn’t pass it. It’s different now, I have to follow through, I have to live with intention, everything has to be purposeful in my life. I have to lead with the intention to teach with every single move I make. I’m not perfect but I try my best to be purposeful. That doesn’t mean if you’re not a parent it’s ok to give yourself some slack, NO! USE the time you have now, to YOUR advantage.
TIME, is so important and it is also what we THINK we have the least control over. I say so because whenever I sit down to try and help a family member or client be accountable for their fitness goals the first thing we go over is inventory of their time. Most people say well I don’t have time to eat then, I don’t have time to workout when I get home, I don’t have time to meal prep, I don’t have time to weigh myself everyday, I don’t have time to stretch, I don’t have time to track what I eat for the day … I DON’T HAVE TIME!!!!!!!!! None of us HAVE time, we make time … if we want to, and it’s 4th quarter, its time to MAKE TIME!! Though we only have three months left before the close of the year, THAT IS ENOUGH!
I work under pressure so in a sense I’m excited for this last quarter. A lot can be accomplished in three short months especially in the fitness and nutrition world. With consistency you can walk into 2020 with a whole new mind & body. I want you to hold yourself accountable for Q4. Take some time today to write your goals for this quarter down on paper, whether its fitness/nutrition related or general goals that you want to accomplish before the close of 2019.
According to an article by Forbes last December, “Studies have shown that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% accomplish them.” You are up to you. Don’t be a statistic, being born and raised in South-Central LA has given me a deep rooted drive to NEVER be a statistic. It has gotten me where I am today.
Here are my TOP 4 TOOLS I use to plan out my quarters:
I suggest writing those down leaving some room under each one. I want you to fill in your interpretation of how you will execute each. You have to put in the work, but more than anything you have to WANT to put in the work.
GET MOVING #JAZZYFAM
XO, Jazzy 🙂