For the Aussies reading this, you've just entered a new financial year. For everyone else, more than likely you are just over half way through your year. Both time frames are worthy of some reflection, review and planning.
Yes I said that dreaded word: planning
When it comes to growing your business and generating results, planning is such an important cornerstone which I know continually gets overlooked by many. I guess some see it as a passive activity that doesn't produce immediate results; so when compared to other uses of their time (like making sales, putting out fires or serving customers) it often takes a back seat. BIG MISTAKE.
Now planning is not the be all and end all. I've also seen many companies produce elaborate plans with inspiring goals, then first month in, it all falls off the rails. Or momentum just gets lost when old habits kick back in. So there is certainly more to it than planning.
You could say the same for building a house - you need more than a plan to build a house - yes but you do need a plan. Or at least your house will be stronger and better if you start with a plan.
So we've dedicated this edition of Business Nutrition to the art of planning and execution. If you are already a planner, you'll love this and if you are not, let this be your catalyst to get you into the groove. It pays off.