business plan: Fridays With The Farmer's Wife: 52 Days of Focus But Beware The Yellow Flowers! - 07/27/12 06:05 AM
It was early Spring last year and the pasture was sprinkled with these precious little yellow flowers.  They looked so beautiful, a field of yellow, and I made that comment to the Farmer.  The Farmer explained to me that this dangerous little yellow flower had no value whatsoever for this pasture and if left unchecked, it could actually kill the growth of the nutritious clover and grass needed to sustain his herd of cattle.

It occurred to me that many times when I have dreams of where I want to take my life and business or deepen my walk of faith, and then … (7 comments)

business plan: Forget New Year's Resolutions! Instead Write Your Three Words for 2012 as the Foundation to Achieving Your Goals and Plans - 12/26/11 10:44 AM

As 2011 is winding down and 2012 is just days away, many are beginning to consider their resolutions, goals, plans and dreams for the upcoming year. Chris Brogan suggests an alternative plan to achieving your 2012 goals.Chris Brogan is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Trust Agents, and a featured monthly columnist at Entrepreneur Magazine, who has shared an idea which he calls "My Three Words".  Your three words are chosen for the year and your goals and plans center around those words.  You can check out his (and several others) three words for last year HERE.

business plan: 2012 is almost here - Remember to Set Big Goals! - 12/07/11 04:49 PM

One piece of advice I give to to my team - Always set big goals!

Goals can be defined as the ongoing pursuit of a dream or “dreams with a deadline”!  I apply the S.M.A.R.T. method of establishing goals, i.e., they should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
 But don’t start stop there.  I have asked my team to answer the following questions after they have written each of their goals:
(1) Why is reaching this goal important to me?
(2)What are the benefits of reaching this goal?
(3) What are the … (4 comments)

business plan: Success Means Asking the Hard Questions - Even of Yourself! - 12/07/11 04:15 PM
This week, I have been focused on preparing for a gathering in a few days with my team.   My team's success is extremely important to me.  I know that for them to achieve success - personally and in business, they have to be willing to ask (and answer) themselves the hard questions. 

Before we gather in a few days, I have asked my team members to take a good hard look at their life, business and their daily disciplines and ask themselves these questions:

1.  Where am I now?
2.Where do I want … (2 comments)

business plan: Preparing to Write the 2012 Team Business Plan - 12/07/11 03:29 PM
My team of sixteen will gather at my office in Leesville, Louisiana, in just a few days.  I am preparing to share with my team the principles for developing and writing a business plan for 2012 - individually and as a team.  Because I believe in the power of a plan and it has become an extremely crucial part of both my own life and my business - I am also passionate about sharing this concept regularly with my team.

Creating a plan – both a life plan and a business plan - has … (3 comments)

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