We're hurtling inexorably toward the end of the year. I must say that I've been very blessed this year: I published two new books with Penguin and had another accepted for publication early next year, I was inducted into the Speakers' Hall of Fame by the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa and I learned that my wife was pregnant with our first child, a son. I am incredibly grateful for the life I get to live.

I still have some travel and a number of speech bookings to process between now and the end of the year, but with all of my major projects done, and no new writing to worry about for a while, I've decided to use the rest of this year to record audio books.

I have already recorded 'Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert,' and most of 'Relentlessly Relevant - 50 Ways to Innovate.' I'll use the rest of this year to record the others, and hopefully have them all available online by January.

I'd like to take this opportunity to prod at your mind and imagination. What could you do, to completion, between now and year-end? Could you write a book in that time? (Answer: Yes, you certainly could). Could you begin studying a new course, or tackle something that might alter your trajectory?

Don't let December arrive without that one extra accomplishment under your belt - that one accolade that would mean so much to you.

The year may almost be up, but if you tap at the glass, there's still a little sand left, and it holds potential for you.

God bless, and go get ‘em!


Douglas Kruger is an international professional speaker and business author, focusing on disruptive innovation. See him in action, or sign up for his motivational newsletter, at www.douglaskruger.co.za