We’re well into August. If you’re keeping track, that means we’ve spent more than 8 out of the 12 units available to us. 

This morning, take a moment to perform a simple audit. The goal is to elicit one of two reactions from you: either a glowy sense of well-earned celebration, or a jolt to the system, depending on the outcome. Here’s the audit: 

‘How many things have you done since January that moved your career forward?’ 

Just that. 

It’s been 8 months. Do you have a couple of substantial developments under your belt? A new skill learned, a project completed, a goal accomplished? Something big in the pipeline that’s been moving along nicely? 

If your reaction to the test is the latter option: shock and horror; take a moment to ask what might still make this year incredibly meaningful for your career-trajectory. What could you still master or complete in three-and-a-bit months? What undertaking, that you could see through between now and New Year’s, would genuinely help you to take one more step toward becoming the greatest in your game? 


Douglas Kruger is a professional keynote speaker at conferences around the world. He specialises in disruptive innovation and expert-positioning, helping brands to become more memorable than their competitors’. See him in action, or sign up for his motivational newsletter, at www.douglaskruger.co.za. Book him to present for your leadership team: email info@douglaskrugerspeaker.com