Today I ran across an old favorite quote. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy or stupid. That’s what happens when you DON’T have a plan.” – Larry Winget
That made me realize, in order for a dream to become a reality, I need a plan. A good plan with enough detail and inspiration to keep me on track.
As a small business owner, I know from first-hand experience it is so easy to get caught up in all the busy work and ignore the important work. I spend time every December reflecting on the past year and planning the upcoming year. I try to have a theme and several very specific big goals. And just because it’s easy and fun, I try to make them rhyme with the year. Like, “Make it great in 2008”. Don’t judge 😉
I print that and laminate it and tape it to my computer screen. I’m looking at 2016 right now. Our theme is training and leveraging technology. My quote is, “Training and using the machine in 2016”.
I have done this since we opened our doors and I believe it is a large part of why we are still here. It’s how I keep #LivinTheDream.