I just read this amazing article from INC.com: http://www.inc.com/eileen-p-gunn/how-to-make-time-for-longterm-planning.html
This will be a short blog post, as I just want to share a couple AWESOME lines from this article:
But when I know I have a blog to post, a partnership proposal to write, and broken links that need fixing on my homepage, how do I put those things aside to spend the morning mapping out where I want to be in two years? That seems wildly unproductive.
It always seems that way, doesn’t it? But running a business without planning is like saying “I am going to keep driving, even though I don’t know where I am going!”
But then, when I take an evening out to attend a class or panel discussion, the session itself is almost beside the point. While I do come away with useful tips for boosting my search engine results or converting Facebook fans to website users, the real value is setting aside an hour to do nothing but think about my business.
All I can say is, if you have never had this feeling before, then take the time to spend an hour thinking about just your business. The influx of energy will power you through the next several WEEKS of work. If you have had that feeling you know what I mean.
The first is that being busy is not the same as being productive.
The most classic crime of small business. ENough said.
Please enjoy this article and take the time out to PLAN and work ON your business a little, instead of just ON it!