Are you unusually busy? If you’re like most people the answer is yes! With the holiday season upon us, we are most of us inundated with commitments to work, family and friends.
While it might be easy to get caught up in the bustle of the season, I recommend pausing to plan your growth path for the New Year if you haven’t already done so.
Envision the big picture first. What are your long-term growth goals? We always encourage our clients to think about their dreams. Don’t be afraid to dream big for your company. Once you’ve defined the vision, you can break it down into manageable pieces such as specific goals for 2015 or goals for the next five years.
Plan out actionable items — initiatives you will undertake to accomplish each goal — and then identify and assemble the necessary resources. Each initiative should bring you one step closer to your growth objectives. You don’t have to have all the answers right now, and your plans may change, but this will help you stay focused and organized next year.
Of course, you may be well ahead of the curve with your strategic planning. But in case you haven’t begun planning for 2015, now is your chance to think about your next stage of growth before 2014 comes to a close.
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