2010 Half Way Point! Do You Need a Plan B?

2010 Half Way Point! Do You Need a Plan B?

Have you created some plans, set some objectives or identified goals for 2010 and are you on track?

The mid point of the year just past and it IS time to look at your strategy to assess how it is working.

Looking at the 2010 plan:

  1. What is working?  Keep doing that!
  2. Do the financial outcomes need to be adjusted?
  3. What needs to be changed in the strategy to accomplish your objectives or goals?
  4. What is not working?  Stop doing it and take it off the list!
  5. Do you know what really makes you tick?  Is that your passion?
  6. Are you living your passion?
  7. How can you live your passion?
  8. Is Plan A really working?
  9. Could Plan B possibly be a much better alternative?

NOW is the perfect time to start to get a jump on 2011 and practice if you didn’t have a plan.

Nothing gets better without practice.

Start with your specific values, then create a plan to get you where you want to go.

Value concepts to consider incorporating in the new direction:

  • Family
  • Health
  • Financial
  • Spiritual
  • Education
  • Retirement

If your family is important to you do you have all the school games or activities in your calendar, Birthdays, Anniversaries, vacation?  If family is your priority then make them first on the list of things to do.  Make these days or times NON NEGOTIABLE Items.

Is Health important to you? Does exercise fit into your game plan to achieve better movement or weight?  Put it on the calendar and stick to the plan.

It is your life so take control and have your activities reflect what is important to you.

Do you need to prospect to find more buyers? What is your plan?

Here  is a “Cow Tip” from Carra: Last week I walked down Rt. 66 with a flyer on my new listing describing a great financing opportunity with Bond Money in Arizona where a buyer can get in with as little as $1,000 down.

I have two buyer prospects from doing the basics. Eyeball to eyeball seeing the people! What did they like?  The fact the home had the special financing, a huge detached garage along with the fact I was out on the street selling real estate.

STOP now. Write in a specific time to assess what you need to do today. this week, this month and the rest of the year.

You are in charge of you and your time! Don’t ever be fooled into thinking you can’t say “NO, not now, it works better for me at this time.” Think about how you wait for an attorney, a doctor or an accountant.  Busy people have time schedules and they stick to them working clients in in the slots they have available.

Get a partner to be accountable to!

If you create the plan you need to WORK the plan and make sure you stay on track!

Celebrate planned direction!

How Much Time Do You Spend Planning The Holidays? How much time Planning 2010?

How Much Planning Time Do You Spend on the Holidays?


How much time on 2010 Goal Setting?Part 1 of a 4 part series

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Cosmic Cow lights

Cosmic Christmas Cow, Courtesy of Terry Chenier

The Holiday Process:

1.  Make a list and check it twice
2.  Gather and put up all the decorating items
3.  Shop for all the perfect gifts
4.  Creating a letter summarizing the year
5.  Sending cards to important friends, family & connections
6.  Organizing social events so you can attend them all
7.  Cleaning for entertainment
8.  Shopping for entertainment
9.  Cooking for entertainment
10. Recovery for the season

The holiday season from Thanksgiving till January 2nd, is only about 45 days.

Think about how much time and energy goes into those 45 days and how the power of spending that same amount of time on 365 days might rock your world in 2010.

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Any plan starts with the list… So create a list of things you would like to work on and then break them down into steps that need to be taken to achieve them.

Remember.. you can’t love your neighbor, until you love yourself..  planning to help yourself is NOT selfish, it is a MUST to have balance.

This week make a list like this so you can really break it down and FOCUS with a specific plan for each catagory!

1.  Family
2.  Health
3.  Finances
4.  Personal Development
5.  Business Plans
6.  Philanthropy
7.  Love
8.  Education
9.  Career
10. Exit Plan

Homework till next time! Create your refrigerator list!refrigerator list

What is a refrigerator list?

The list of people who are so comfortable at your home they will go to your refrigerator and get something to drink without dismay…

Why the refrigerator list? These are the people who are going to help you achieve your goals if you ask them.  They love you and all you have to do is ask and share a plan with them…

So start thinking

I posted a comment on my facebook page about a refrigerator list and one person said she did not have any friends which would come over and go in her refrigerator.. At first glance I thought that was very sad but then my comment back was.. start inviting some friends over… if she didn’t have someone over, how could they feel comfortable to go in her refrigerator for something to drink.

To me, it is like the lessons we learn in social media communities,  You have to reach out and touch someone if you want them to touch you back.

…… we help each other out by sharing our ideas everyday.
It is a bilateral arrangement…..

There is not a day goes by I don’t learn something new by reading blog posts and all the comments!

The comments take the lesson in the post to the next level!

Here is to new Social Media interaction in 2010!

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