From Benjamin Franklin’s: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Winston Churchill suggested: “Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.”
Warren Buffet observed: “Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Whilst Spike Milligan perhaps slightly tongue in cheek said: “We have a plan, therefore nothing can go wrong”.
It’s been said that many of us spend more time planning our summer holidays than we do our lives (or our businesses). This might give us a fantastic 2 week vacation … but what about the other 50 weeks of the year? What about our dreams and goals?
For many business owners business planning is a task that’s often only done at the request of the bank – perhaps when applying for a loan. Many owners have the intention of “planning”, and understand the value of planning but not surprisingly tasks of a higher priority get in their way. Perhaps this is what happens when you set out to plan goals for your business.
With my partner Angus Lyon, we run Johnson Fellowes Ltd. We're business growth specialists. I describe myself as a "people-ologist". I'm a leadership coach and positive psychologist. I work with the...