What is Your Business Intention?
How are your business goals shaping up for the year? The time seems to be rushing by like a swollen mountain river.
In 2013 our family visited Pisgah National Forest. Our intention was to visit Sliding Rock and have a wonderful family day. The weather had other plans though! As we drove through the forest we could see the river swelling and churning. As we approached Sliding Rock we could see there was no way that we would be sliding down the rock unless we wanted to swept away in some mighty hefty currents. Instead we were able to get soaking wet in the cold mountain air viewing the rushing waters.
We started our day with one intention but instead had to change course, correct and adjust.
I went into the year with a new image by rebranding my site and social media profiles by showcasing my uniqueness of being able to work with C-Level clients, be tech-savvy and creative. After a year of being coached and mentored in marketing my focus is on my ideal client and how to incorporate relationship marketing into the skill set that I offer them.
My ideal client is or works with C-Level executives and wants to take their business to the next level. Often the next level is achieved by incorporating relationship marketing (online or offline) into their business model. I work holistically with clients by providing services that embrace their professional goals and values.
Creativity and Learning
As a service provider creativity is important to me, but I am also resourceful and can fill the gaps quicker than most. Learning is like a treasure hunt. I learn best by trial and error; in other words, by taking action, discovering what is necessary to keep the momentum going, and then seeking it out.
In the spirit of learning, I have worked my way through The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. After finishing another book by Howard Partridge it seemed like the next logical step. I have just completed the Principles of Personal Management section. As I read the last section in the chapter I felt like I need to be more intentional with my business planning and goals.
My natural focus is on the here and now. I do organize my time and have a to do list but I need to do more long-range planning and goal-setting. Now I begin my day by setting my daily priorities, my BIG 3. I set aside a block of time for core-planning and prioritizing based on my roles and my goals.
As I read the chapter about Principles of Personal Management I liked the concept of the planner they proposed. but could not find a printable copy that met my needs. I decided to adapt The WEEKLY SCHEDULE and designed a planner that I can print on regular 8.5 x 11 paper and 3-hole punch for a regular binder. This will be used primarily in office so I am not worried about portability.
Free Gift Challenge
My free gift to you is a PDF copy of this weekly planner. I challenge you to use this planner for a month. Incorporate all of the roles in your life. Personal and professional hats you wear.
Do you have goals for each of the roles? My challenge, to myself is to use this planner and see if I gain more clarity in my life and business.
Everyone is different and faces different planning challenges. What is yours?
So download the weekly planner and let me know about your a-ha moment. Comment below and tell me how this benefits you or even if you found it did not help you.
Update: Upon special request here is a link to a fillable format weekly planner.