“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Like so many people in today’s world, I seem to have more responsibilities than time. Work involves not only writing deadlines and multiple projects, but a hectic travel schedule. Last month, I worked in 7 states, including 4 of the 8 states that begin with the letter “M”. Not a personal record, but close.
I maintain my momentum – and my sanity – through planning. Project plans for clients and my company. Sales plans for prospects. Publishing plans for my two blogs. Running plans for my health. Every week, I spend some time looking at all those plans with a calendar. Ideas may be limitless, but our time on earth is finite.
The week begins with a sense of confidence that I can meet the challenges ahead. Meetings set, flights scheduled and hotel rooms booked. All systems go. Until...