"P is for Planning"
If you are like most businesses you are feeling the end of the year crunch. Maybe December is your busy time or possibly you have the kind of business that is slower in December. Either way it is likely that you are having thoughts like "In January I'll do this or next year I'll do that". I used to cringe at that "P" word. Planning sounded boring and made me want to curl up and take a nap because I tend to be an "S" type personality. "S" is for spontaneous. One of my close friends summed it up when she said, "I never know what I will feel like doing until I get there, so how can I plan?"
However, some things require a longer process to manifest and without strategic planning they will never happen.
What has changed for me is seeing the transformative value. I can actually envision what I want now and take solid steps to achieve it. It is exciting and fun to see the process unfold like magic.
I had a client recently tell me that he could come up with some goals but had trouble knowing what steps to take first. Many people get frozen at this point, afraid that the first step they take will be a wrong one and that something bad will happen.
In truth, it matters little what you do first as long as you do something toward your goal. Taking action is always a positive thing.
January is a natural time to begin some new projects or products in your business. The new year can feel like an opportunity for a new start.
Take advantage of this collective energy and go for it. Here are a few guidelines to help your process.
Kaya Singer, owner of Awakening Business Solutions helps small business owners move through mental blocks that get in the way of their purpose and prosperity. She publishes a free monthly newsletter aimed at small business success and has free tools and online help on her website; AwakeningBusiness.com. Kaya offers seminars for small business owners, one-on-one sessions and e-book , Spirit of Business.
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© Kaya Singer 2007
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