Monday, January 7, 2008

2008 Greatness Plan

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:

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.

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Favorite Quotes

  • "...the man whose sole object is to acquire wealth must be prepared to make great personal sacrfices before he can accomplish his object..." - from "As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen
  • "Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows." - Proverbs 13:11 NLT
  • "The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil." Thomas A. Edison
  • "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas A. Edison
  • "Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing." - Thomas A. Edison
  • "I shall seize Fate by the throat; it shall certainly not bend and crush me completely." - Ludwig van Beethoven, July 1801
  • "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." - The USA Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
  • "Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "...the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world." - 1 John 4:4 NLT
  • "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit." - Proverbs 18:21 NKJV
  • "What you are comes to you." - Ralph Waldo Emerson