How do you react to the word “planning”?

Some people love it… some try to avoid it… and others accept it because they know its value. No matter what your opinion on planning, it’s a structure that helps people achieve results in businesses and in life. Even the simplest business or life planning can help provide greater clarity, better focus, and faster results.

Fast forward to December 31, 2018. What successes are you celebrating? What challenges did you have this past year? What obstacles did you overcome? What did you learn? What are you disappointed about?

If you haven’t already started your 2018 plans, get started now by contemplating changes you’d like to make in your personal life. Where will you focus attention in the coming year: career, finances, relationships, social life, contribution, travel, physical environment, learning & personal growth, or your physical, emotional, or spiritual health? Put some structure around it by creating goals and remember… business is there to support your life, not the other way around.

Now jump to your business plan. What does your five year vision look like? When you have that clearly identified, refocus on the coming year. What do you want? When do you want it? What key strategies will help you achieve it? What steps do you need to take? When do those steps need to be taken? Start answering those questions and you’re on your way.

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