Strategic Planning Tips
by Carol Williams
First, some questions:
- Who’s in charge, anyway? Is it you, or is it life?
- Are you a planner, or, are you a “go with the flow” kind of person? Why?
i) If you are a planner, what do you fear might happen without a plan? Why do things have to go “your” way? “So what” if they don’t?
ii) If you “go with the flow,” what scares you about making a plan? Is your plan too rigid? Do you fear disappointing others or perhaps not having enough room to be spontaneous?
The answer is … a little of both.
I know both kinds of people. I am definitely more in the Planner box. I love plans. I probably love plans more than is healthy for me. Why am I saying that? I’m saying that because over-planning can lead to over-scheduling. Over-scheduling can lead to stress and chaos, and ultimately, burnout. Burnout is not fun!Continue Reading