I want to wish you all a prosperous and wealthy 2008!
I expect this year to be the best ever. How is yours so far?
I've been working on my 2008 greatness plan. I really enjoy this exercise and I look forward to it every year. A friend of mine commented how she was sure it took me a whole day to complete it--to which I laughingly replied, "it actually takes me a couple of weeks!"
Seriously, I like to take my time with it. I start by reflecting on the previous year's accomplishments and giving thanks for all my blessings. I then take inventory of where I am personally and of my business, followed by the things I still need to work on and my new projections. Of course, this is all accompanied by actions and benchmarks.
I try my best to stay balanced. So I work on a comprehensive plan that includes relational, spiritual, health, business and financial areas. I always feel satisfied with the end result. This whole process serves not only as preparation for the year, it also gives me the momentum and inspiration to go forward. By the time I'm done I sort of feel like a Superwoman :-)
Last year I wrote an inspirational short article on goal setting that serves as a guide. Look it up on: http://ezinearticles.com/?Goal-Set-Your-Way-To-Wealth-And-Success&id=443249
If you know me and are a regular reader of this blog, you know how much I value the planning exercise/process. I consider it a must for entrepreneurs and those in leadership positions.
The late Peter Drucker said it best: "Plans are worthless, but planning is invaluable." Why you ask? Because it's all about the process! It is about what happens with and to you when engaged in a process of reflection, visioning, planning and action.
So if you haven't already, I encourage you to take time out to work on your 2008 "greatness plan" so you can be ready for the best year of your life!!
What do you do to prepare for the new year? I'd love to hear from you. Drop me a line in the comment section.