Why start now on the Training Top 125 award?

February 25th, 2013

Why, indeed, start on an award that’s not due until September?

Well, if you’ve never before applied to the T125, you may well want to wait until the 2014 application is released in May.

But if you just found out your 2013 ranking a week ago, and got your scoring today, now is the perfect time.


  1. It’s top of mind. You’re either thrilled with where you placed and raring to go to improve yet more next year, or you’re not so thrilled with where you placed and raring to go to improve next year.
  2. You know how you scored. The nice folks at Training magazine are kind enough to rate you numerically AND tell you how they did it. And now, as ever, knowledge is power.
  3. You’ve got time to change reality. If you don’t start until August to work on the 2014 application, you’re pretty much stuck with whatever reality presents in August. But if you start now, you have six months to potentially move the needle in areas where you didn’t score so well.

An additional motivation: my Training Top 125 award resources are available this week only at last year’s prices, a savings of up to $500.

If you want to be in it to win it, here’s my advice: be in it to win it.



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