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Choose Your Destination

When I am dealing with clients, the first thing I always talk about is “setting a destination” and usually that will lead me to talking about actually having a plan… But the key is to actually have a general idea of where you want to go at the start…
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Is/Isn’t

Planning is… * Necessary * Ongoing * Effective * A living and breathing part of your life Planning isn’t… * Once a year * One and done * Optional How you look at planning can tell you a lot about success and failure…
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Planning…leads to action

Years ago, Peter Drucker said that “action without thinking leads to failure."  As I have been thinking about planning over the last few weeks, I have been diagramming ideas to help you cut down on your errors in the planning phase.  I think successful planning comes down to 3 things: 1. Outcome based thinking… 2. […]
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Strategic thinking

Strategic thinking is based on the planning you undertake to decide where you are going to go… It’s pretty simple. Any other definition is wrong or misguided.  As we hit the home stretch of the year, and we begin laying out plans for the new year…if you are thinking strategy, look at where you want […]
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I’ve been beating the planning drum a lot lately and for good reason…its an essential skill for ultimate business success.  But what does planning really mean and how can you simplify it to take advantage of planning immediately?  First, set down your ideal outcomes…always begin at the end.  Second, make some priorities. Third, lay out […]
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Holiday Blowout!

Have you ever thought about the kind of business plan and strategy that leads a business to generate all of their profits in one month out of the year and have losses the rest of the year?  If you have, how do you avoid that? If you haven’t, where do you start thinking about that […]
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When you get there…

One challenge we all have to overcome is “what do we say when we get…"  With the blank being: a meeting a job an opportunity The key is to think about what you are going to do when you get where you are going, sure. More, the key to answering the question is finding ways […]
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