The pace of change in today’s world makes traditional planning virtually meaningless. Even as you plan for your business, be ready for change, and embrace it.
When business gurus and management experts talk about building and growing a business, they always talk about planning. Planning makes people feel safe, knowing that there is some kind of a structure guiding them. However, most business owners are not doing the right kind of planning-and they don’t even realize it.
Having a plan does not ensure that what is planned will actually come to pass: plans do not predict the future. But knowing how and what to plan for your business can make the difference between getting results and wasting your time.
Start with what’s important to you.
A mediocre plan that you (and others) feel passionately about will serve you better than a technically superior plan that you don’t feel that strongly about. [read]