What are your goals and what’s your plan for the next year?
Like the divers say:
“Plan the dive; and dive the plan.”
Fail at either and you’re likely to enjoy a watery grave.
A bit melodramatic I know but true if you’re a diver. As an accountant in practice the same principles apply.
Of my many visits with accountants, the ones in the last 6 weeks have been the most stimulating.
Because with the new year round the corner and a recession on everyone’s lips, there’s an increased awareness of our own business mortality.
There’s a modicom of concern, there’s also a sense of fear.
Until a plan is worked out.
Then optimism returns.
And the likelihood of a prosperous year ahead appears more real (again).
So if you’re feeling nervous about the next 12 months do what the divers do…
STEP1: Plan the dive
Work out what you want for the next financial year, and then work out a plan that puts your people, your capabilities, your resources to work for you.
STEP 2: Dive the plan
Implement the plan with the support of your people.
Month in month out.
Week in week out.
Which sounds as though there has to be a detailed plan!
Yep, it requires some thought, some time, and some work to get your plan.
Beats not having one though, and risking a watery grave!
I know this is old news.
I know you know this already.
I also know that you’re likely to pass it by because such familiarity breeds a little contempt. Plan the dive and you’ll tap into a source of optimism.
Dive the plan and you’ll turn that optimism into practical action that will secure your future.