There is lots of speculation about what 2009 will look like. Some are saying ‘how can we plan – if we have no idea what the economy will be doing?’
The question I ask is would you rather be a driver of your destiny, or take what you are given?
We run online surveys on the home page www.redballoon.com.au and we asked the question this week “Do you have a New Years Resolution?” The results were as you would expect:

    • • Be more healthy 39%

 

    • • Spend more time with family/friends 16%

 

    • • Get more organised 15%

 

    • • Do more, eat more, rest more 11%

 

    • New Years Resolutions are made to be broken 16%

I wonder what the answer would be if we asked business type questions… say

    • • Be more profitable?

 

    • • Spend more time understanding my people?

 

    • • Get more organised  – and manage more efficiently?

 

    • • Do more with less and get a better result?

 

    • Are plans made to be broken?

Each year at 11.00 am on the 31st of December my husband and I sit and outline our plan for the year; (it is a date in the diary) what we want to achieve professionally, personally and as a family.
This year I have set some challenging tasks for myself from learning mediation to developing a new business initiative. So even though we have no idea what the world might look like at the end of the decade. I plan to be in the driving seat. For me plans are the road map – so I know where I’m going and more importantly, I remind myself why I’m doing it.
Have a wonderful time creating 2009.
 

Grow & Scale Your Business by Naomi Simson

Tell Naomi a little bit about your business by completing the questions below. (It will take less than 60 seconds)

Answering your #1 Biggest Business Challenge question tip: 

Go beyond just saying "Poor Cashflow" or "Unreliable Team". 

Instead, give Naomi details & specifics on how this is currently your #1 Biggest Business Challenge. 

I.e. "Every month I'm struggling to pay my bills on time because there just isn't consistent cash flow coming into the business. I've tried sticking to budgets in the past & pay myself less to keep some extra funds aside for emergencies, but still every month there seems to be another financial fire to be put out. I don't know what to do about it, so I'm just grinding it out."

 

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