It’s a new year.
You’re at the beginning of a journey that will test you, reward you and provide an opportunity to radically improve your life.
But you can’t just hope things work out.
You need a plan.
Truthfully, you should have created your business plan weeks ago.
If you haven’t done it yet, NOW is the time. It’s now or never.
So you’ve gotta decide… Are you going to construct a plan to reach your goals? Or are you willing to roll the dice and just hope that you somehow instinctively take all the right actions to be in a much better place 12 months from now?

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

Let me ask you:

  • Does a basketball team take the court without any game plan in place?
  • Does a Fortune 500 company just hope they reach their annual revenue and profitability goals?
  • Does an artist just start painting and see what takes shape?

No, no and no.
They start with a vision, a goal and a plan.
As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to dismiss business planning as something “others” do.
But if you want success, you need to be doing it too.
When created properly, your plan will give you the framework for the specific actions you need to take on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to reach your goals.

Don’t Rely on Resolutions

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Well I made some resolutions. I don’t really need a plan,” then THINK AGAIN.
A recent study I saw said the average person gives up on their New Year’s Resolutions by January 17…
So whatever you do, don’t fool yourself into thinking “resolutions” are an effective substitute for a detailed business plan.