Ask yourself, Are the efforts of each individual / area of your organization being devoted to the same general purpose?
Do you see area's where improvements can be made?
Being self employed you always have to have a hand in the current project you are working on, while the other hand is busy looking for new business. Each year you dedicated to personal improvement and skill development.
It's simular to being a farmer - Who's job has distinct cycles for clearing / prepping, planting, growing, and reaping. These cycles in allow each of us to assess, making adjustments, add skills, value.
Are you challenging yourself to bring the very best to your clients?
"Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare". - Japanese Proverb
Taking a thought or idea and moving it into a tactical plan allows you to create your own Battleplan. When done correctly, a tactical battle plan considers where you are currently and identifies the "what" and "where" to advance your actions toward your business's purpose.
"It's not where you want to go, but where you come from that matters most"
We often focus on trying to identify lofty goal above us, often without much work or planning,
you have stuck a stake in the sand and declared it your "golden ring" you are constantly reaching for, and many of these "gold rings" are left unreached, and your left disappointed.
Why not turn things around and take a look at where you are right now, how are you carrying yourself in the world? Even if that inner dialog, which is usually something that somebody else has said about us. Often we assume those labels and characteristics that others have bestowed upon us, to shackle and limit who we really are. It is our responsibility to take time each year to peel back the crap that doesn't belong to us and toss it aside, it's old news and isn't helping you.
PERSONAL GROWTH: This is a important step that many think they can skip over it, or figure they have "already done this". In my mind if you want to continue to grow, you continue to do the work so you can keep growing. Take a good look at where your at right now- Mentally ,Physically & Fi$cally- both in your personal & business worlds. Are you happy with how things are going?
I, like almost everyone I know, has some type of personal history that can get the way, some of it we continue to trip over, day after day, and year after year. It can stop us, or seriously alter our journey in a way that we had not hoped for. You can see the warning signs where we see difficulties brewing In our relationships, our health, our business.
Be Fearless and honest with yourself, list a few things that you feel are holding you back. Is it your temper? Does your writing need improving? Is it time to take lessons that you have been putting off? Or is everyone around you having a communication problem?
*Perhaps you can improve how YOU communicate, You don't have control over anyone else, but you do have control over you and your actions.
Why not provide yourself with valuable tools that you will find make you more effective, and much happier, you will be amazed how you use these tools time and time again later in life.
Ask yourself- Are you challenging yourself?
Resources you might check out: * (Landmark Forum) ( your local college)