I love to make plans! I love to write lists. I know, that's not something everyone wants to admit. But I'm a list maker.
But I also love to create those plans (and lists) then tear them up & throw them away. Writing them helps me clear my head. Writing them helps me create a plan that I can follow in my head (and in my heart) and gives me direction.
Yet I know that beyond a shadow of a doubt, life will happen. The "plan" I wrote is based on what I think life will look like in the future, and I don't hold a crystal ball.
So I'm flexible. I create flexible business plans, with a goal for my future, for my business, for my life. And then when it works out just as I've planned, I'm pleasantly surprised. When it works out better than planned, I'm over the moon, and when it doesn't work - well, I find ways to make adjustments, courses corrections or find a way to completely toss it out.
(Please do not tell my Management Accounting Instructors that I'm doing this now? They'd be horrified. I love that I have all of those practical years of instruction & guidance, but now it's so much more fun to create & toss - maybe it's second nature to me now?)
I've been making plans, lists and maps my whole life. But next week I'm going to help a small group of people with their own - and I'm really, really excited about it. Listening to other peoples dreams, and guiding them through creating a plan is SO high up on my list of fun things to do, that I can barely stand the excitement right now.
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As I was writing this post I stumbled across a video from Simon Sinek, the author of "Start with Why" says it so much more eloquently than I ever could.
"The reason they kept going is because it was the destination that mattered to them, not the path they took. What is a plan? It's a path!" ~ Simon Sinek
Making a plan that feels good (something I buy into with my heart, soul & savvy business sense), helps me feel good - really good. And that's how I'm hoping to go into the holiday season. What do you do? What techniques do you use to really get grounded, know you're on track or "feel solid"? I'd love to hear your comments below. Or sent me a tweet @lahara