Business building, strategic business and marketing planning, business breakthrough

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Forget Gen X. I belong to the Wheaties generation. My first athletic hero (at the tender age of four) was Bruce Jenner.

So strong, so fast, so enduring. I think staring at that Wheaties box on my Nana’s kitchen table planted a lot of seeds about success in my pretty little head back then.

But how the heck is Bruce Jenner – the 1976 Olympian, not the Kardashian step-dad – going to help you grow your business in 2013?

It’s all about having a simple kick-ass strategic plan for your business and following through.

Be honest. How are you feeling about your business as you kick off the new year? Are you optimistic, excited and ready for your best business performance yet?

Or are you stifling that sickeningly stuck feeling that’s been dogging you and your business?

I can relate. I’ve been feeling stuck for a few months now. Unsure of where I want to go and not quite sure how to move ahead with my own business. I finally got sick of spinning my wheels and decided to get myself and my business in high gear. I read. I took classes. I even got a business coach.

They all pointed to the same answer:

If you want to build a breakthrough business in 2013 make a simple strategic plan for your work, then work your plan [Click to Tweet].

One of my favorite quotes from Bruce is:

“To me, the definition of focus is knowing exactly where you want to be today, next week, next month, next year, then never deviating from your plan. Once you can see, touch and feel your objective, all you have to do is pull back and put all your strength behind it, and you’ll hit your target every time.”

The best part is that you don’t have to agonize over creating a strategic plan to hit all your business targets this year. All you need is a few hours and this 2-page strategic plan template from Don Crowther to help you get seriously clear and motivated about your business, or your life. Even Don’s kids use this template to set their own personal goals for the year.

I have a confession to make. This 2-page strategic plan template has been sitting idle on my desktop for three years. This is the year I will use it. Will you? If you like it, let me know by leaving a comment below or on my Facebook page. I’ll let you know how it goes for me too.

I’ll be sharing with my subscribers two more secret tools for business success later this month. Not a subscriber yet? Sign up using the form to the right and you’ll get these tools, email updates and my free report “7 Profitable Ways to Turn Your Story Into Gold.”


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