It’s the first day of October.
That means sweater weather, pumpkin ale, and bonfires with friends.
For those of you in the corporate world, it also means the beginning of the fourth quarter.
You know, the time of year when, thanks to the holidays, your office is either in total chaos or a barren ghost town.
Usually around this time, I find myself revisiting my final goals for the year.
When you work for yourself, this is one of the most important things you can do in order to ensure a smooth transition into the next year.
The thing is, with my new job comes a newfound sense of calmness.
For the first time in my life, I don’t have to necessarily worry about where my next paycheck is coming from.
Instead, I can focus on growing my relationships, both inside and outside of the office.
This means more quality time with friends and family - the kind where you lose track of the hours thanks to sharing stories and laughing so hard your stomach hurts.
At the same time, I’m nowhere near finished creating my own path. In fact, thanks to this peace of mind, I’ll be able to make the most of my time instead of spinning my wheels.
I’ll finally have the mental bandwidth to set clear, realistic goals instead of living with the constant pressure of exceeding my own unrealistic expectations.
What does the first day of October mean for you?