Preparing to Write the 2012 Team Business Plan

Mortgage and Lending with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender NMLS 69996


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.

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Comments (3)

Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ

Good luck with the team business plan... always rewarding once accomplished!

Dec 07, 2011 03:31 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Louise, I love you approach to your business plans. Having you Mission statement, your purpose, and your Big Why are very important. I am going to go back and add those things to mine. Thanks for sharing tonight.

Dec 07, 2011 03:52 PM
Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender - Leesville, LA
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

Liz - having a plan is a huge accomplishment!

Jerry - knowing your "why" will give you motivation to finish that plan!  thanks for your comments!


Dec 07, 2011 04:16 PM