quote from the alchemist - you create your story

Being the Creator of your story.

quote from the alchemist - you create your story

I keep a journal of quotes and ideas that I come across, and refer to it at times when I need insight (usually something I can’t quite put my finger on) or a reminder to keep myself grounded.  This is from the book The Alchemist, and when I first heard it – because I was listening to this book on Audible.com – I bookmarked it and emailed myself a note to write it down.

Since then, I have read and re-read this idea, turning it over in my mind.  Sometimes it feels like an epiphany, other times I question it against other ideas that I believe about how much or how little control we have over things.

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Revv it up: Your Action Plan

Revv it up, Part 5: Your ACTION Plan

Revv it up: Your Action PlanRevv it up: Your Action Plan

Revv it up, Part 5: Your ACTION Plan

Over the last several weeks we’ve been breaking down the 5 (simple) steps to plan for your best year in business.  If you’re just joining us, take a look at what we’ve covered so far:

Week 1: A year in review

Week 2: Bigger thinking = better results

Week 3: Ready, Set, Goals

Week 4: Money Talks

 

And Now…[Drumroll] it’s time to put this all together and create your ACTION Plan.

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money talks - income and expenses for business

Revv it up, Part 4: Money Talks

money talks - income and expenses for business

Revv it up, Part 4: Money Talks

Finally, that 10 gallon hat in the back of your closet has a purpose to serve.  You’re going to cover it in glitter, mod podge some dollar bills and the loose change you found on the sidewalk, and put that puppy on.

 

It’s time to talk money.

 

Put aside your previous notions about money, for better or worse.  This chat is about business, and businesses need to make money.  Since you’re not a greedy monster, I feel safe in saying that the more money you make the better.  Because mo’ money = mo’ opportunity for you to do what you love and make a difference.

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Set Specific Goals

Revv It Up, Part 3: Set specific goals

Set Specific Goals

Revv It Up, Part 3: Set specific goals

If you’ve been in business a while and are working on growing, leveraging your time, or just getting A LOT busier next year then Revv It Up is your ticket.  Here’s what we’ve covered so far:

Revv It Up, Part 1: Review and assess (take the driver’s seat)

Revv It Up, Part 2: Your vision, bigger thinking creates better results (imagine the Finish Line)

 

Before you hit the road, you need to pull out that map and do a little planning.  Using your best judgement (i.e., realistic yet optimistic), GET READY. GET SET. GET Big Picture Goals.

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Create a vision for your most successful year in business

Revv it Up: Create a vision for your most successful year in business

Create a vision for your most successful year in business

Revv It Up, Part 2: Your vision – bigger thinking creates better results

In Part 1, you hopped in the driver’s seat and firmly grasped the wheel so that you will be in charge of what happens with your business over the next year.

[Crowd goes wild]

You reviewed the last year, and assessed what is working or not working to-date.  Those data points will be useful in a few weeks.

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