This afternoon is our 4 hour monthly management meeting (curious about what we talk about? It’s all here). Though none of us technically have ‘time’ for this meeting, it is imperative that we make time. It is our time to look back at the month to see what worked, what didn’t work and determine what our course is for the upcoming month. If you are self employed, have you taken your company’s pulse this month? Have you looked at how you did in the last month? Do you have an action plan for exactly what you need to do in the upcoming month to measurably move your business towards its ultimate goal? If you haven’t, I challenge you to find some quiet time and do just that.
We’ve done this for the last 12 years and have continued to do so, even during these difficult economic times. This month, we financially supported Conservation Northwest, a Pacific Northwest organization that helps to keep the wild … wild. In addition to donating financially to non-profits, we also donate time. I sit on the board of this organization. We have our Annual Planning Retreat this weekend where we’ll be working on the five year strategy for the organization. Between today’s 4 hour Bramble Berry meeting and an entire weekend of planning for Conservation Northwest, my brain should be suitably limber for the upcoming month’s challenges.