Happy New Year! The future is in your hands…

The Future Is In Your Hands.

Do you know what you are going to do with it?

The future in your hands

The beginning of the new year is always a time to reflect on the past, look at the now, and plan for the future. We all do it — whether we realize we’re doing it or not. Some of us make a mental note, others, write it down. Regardless of how you handle the new year, it is always a chance for new beginnings.

Over the past few weeks, I have looked at how dramatically my life has changed in the past two years. And while I do not like the circumstances that created this change, some of what this change created I do like. For the past year I have been running by the seat of my pants trying to make everything work in my life. All in all I’ve done a good job – if I do say so myself.

But the reality is – its time to take the bull by the horns – so to speak. I realize I cannot keep running by the seat of my pants. I realize that while I enjoy what I’m doing, I cannot continue to work 24/7 and keep my health and sanity. I realize there has to be ‘me’ time. So now to do something about it.

What you ask? Well – I went back to the drawing board. I’m working on a business plan (considering my business has changed dramatically over the past 12 years), I believe it is time. And not just any business plan, one that incorporates not only this year, but ultimately a good look at the next five years, with a plan for the longer term of 10 years. So – great – I’m working on it. But the trick for me will be to act upon it! Stick to my guns. Do what I say I’m going to do! Easier said than done, I know!

I would like a clearer vision of what my future holds – that will not happen without a plan. It will not happen without goals. It will not happen without implementation.

“He who fails to plan is planning to fail”

~ Winston Churchill

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Debi Katsmar owns and operates YDV Group, a marketing company established in 2001 offering services to other small business centred around email marketing and social media management. She offers training and seminars in these areas as well as implementation services. www.ydvgroup.com

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