How Successful Have You Been In 2012?

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The mark of a successful organization isn’t whether or not it has problems, it’s whether it has the same problem it had last year.

— John Foster Dulles

Now is a good time to take stock of the year that is passing away. Not that it’s over — far from it! There is still plenty of time to make a difference in 2012. But in these days wedged between our national celebration of gratitude and our calendar’s end, it’s a good time to review the past year’s successes, an essential step in the process of laying plans for the future. In the coming days I’ll be posting some of my own personal rear-views. I hope it inspires you to look at your own accomplishments and make your own future plans. Here are the categories I’ll be writing about:

  • Accomplishments and Milestones
  • Experts I Worked With
  • Books I Read

Care to join me and conduct your own year-end review? Great! If you don’t already have one, create a file (digital or paper) for “2012 Plans.” While you’re at it, make one for “2013 Plans” as well, because your review of the past will inevitably spur you to commit to some new projects for the future.

For more information, take a look at these related posts:

Planning: Complete The Past

The Planning Fallacy: Why You Don’t Know How Much You Can Do This Year


Would you like a planning process that’s tailor-made for your very small business?

Consider joining my Plan To Thrive Productivity Group beginning in December. This four-month program, available to you by phone wherever you are, will give you the tools and support to make 2013 a year when you say good-bye the “same old problems” and build a thriving business. And the groups are limited to five business owners, so you always get plenty of individual attention. Learn more by scheduling a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. Claim your spot on my calendar, here.


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