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 become a non-negotiable discipline plugged into my life. I usually take at least two or three days, either at a business planning event or alone away from work, to work on the creation of the plan.In fact, “planning” has become so much of who I am that any new project that I undertake, any new marketing strategy, etc., I will formulate a “mini” business plan along with a vision statement, specific goals, deadlines for accomplishing the objectives, and action items.
For me or for my team, having a plan is not longer an option. At the core of the creation of my plan, are my convictions, my mission statement, my purpose, my “why”. When a plan begins with that, one can operate their daily plan ON purpose, WITH a purpose, FOR a purpose. And those are the principles I want to share with my team so they will have clarity of vision and a plan with which to operate in 2012.