Welcome to 2018, and welcome to January! This is a time of year when many people think about what’s to come in the year ahead—and, if they haven’t already, set goals or resolutions for things they’d like to accomplish.
If you run your own business or are part of the leadership for the company where you work, then you know that in the business world, planning for the following year typically happens in Q4 of the previous one. But strategic planning on the personal level is much less complicated, so if you haven’t started, or have never done it before, it’s not too late to start now.
For the past eight years, I’ve engaged in the practice of crafting a personal plan that includes a vision statement for the year, along with strategies and goals for achieving that vision. The first time I did it, it was a thirty-day process tackling one small element each day. That approach is helpful when the process is new because it can be overwhelming. But when you’ve done it once, many elements stay the same or change very little from year to year, and I can now create my personal plan for the year in a few focused hours. [Read more…] about How to Set Goals for 2018 That Are Aligned to Your Personal Vision—Plus Our Free Goal-Setting Worksheet