New year, new opportunities

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.    ~ Stephen Covey

Another year has gone by…how can it be?

I look back on all that happened last year and can’t help but wonder where the time went. The business has evolved in many ways over the last year, and yet my to-do list of plans is still miles long and is constantly competing for priority over my day to day stuff!

What an I doing about that list?

Well, I am beginning the year with a quarterly meeting and strategic planning session with my management team. My management teem meets quarterly to discuss priorities or ‘rocks’ for the quarter. We assess what’s working and what’s not working in the business and resolve any issues currently on the table. It also gives us a little time away from the office to work ON the business instead of IN the business.

Step by step, we evaluate every aspect of the business, from what we do to how we do it, and how we measure our success. With so many distractions every day, it’s always challenging to stay on task—but we’re following a very specific process from the book “Traction” and it helps to keep us focused.

I hope each of you is doing something similar to stay focused on what really matters.

Strategic planning can be tedious at times, but it’s also an exciting and empowering process that can transform your business.

Here’s to new opportunities in 2015!




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