Earlier in the year I declared 2007 the Year of the Breakthrough. This was my inspiration for driving 9,400 miles on my motorcycle to meet and talk to people about breakthroughs and my book about generating breakthroughs came out.
I have not posted on this blog for a while, so I thought I would take the time to reflect a bit about the last eight months and write about how I would like to close out the year.
First, I would like to thank everyone I met - either in person or virtually - during this great adventure. I can think of no more satisfying thing than having someone tell me that in some small way, my work has made a difference in his or her life. I have had several people tell me this and I consider myself a very lucky person.
I have seen amazing things happen - many with lightening speed and a thrust of passion and focus. My notions about how to generate breakthroughs are not entirely new and they are not rocket science (more like quantum science) but I know - with all my heart and conviction - that the system works. I have seen it again and again.
And I can look at my successes and failures and see evidence that reinforces this approach to generating breakthroughs.
As a practitioner, I am both rewarded and frustrated by breakthrough science every day. Rewarded, because when I flap, flap, flap, in a focused manner, things happen. And frustrated because when I don't, things don't happen.
I have not posted much on this blog because I find that I am repeating myself. I don't want to create NEW messages, the old ones really work. The information found in these 300 posts and my book, Two Weeks to a Breakthrough are simple and effective. I hesitate to gunk things up. After all, most breakthroughs are elegantly simple, too.
Instead of letting this blog languish, I an going to put it on sabbatical. I won't post here unless there is something new that must be written. I invite you to keep in touch with my movements on my main blog, Management Craft.
There are still 2 1/2 months to this Year of the Breakthrough and amazing things can happen in this time. Heck, amazing things can happen by Thanksgiving. If you want to make something big happen, read through the archives of this blog or pick up a copy of the book and get into focused action.
I will continue to do live talks about how to generate breakthroughs. Just send me an email if you want me to talk to your company or group.
Make the most of the next 2 1/2 months. Of course, one thing you can count on - 2008 will be the Year of the Breakthrough, too, if you make it so.
Flap, flap, flap.