The January websites: Planning for success In 2013.


Untitled-2“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger — but recognize the opportunity.”
John F. Kennedy.

With any luck 2013 will produce the first green shoots of a global economic recovery.  Whether it does or not, and even if it turns out to be as full of challenge and crisis as the less optimistic pundits are suggesting, concomitant opportunities will inevitably abound.

Get ready to take advantage of them with these suggestions:

  1. Plan your year.  Start by creating your own customised calendar at http://www.timeanddate.com/
  2. Read “10 lessons for living a happier and more fulfilling life” by Karl Pillemer on Leader.co.za’s site at http://www.leader.co.za/article.aspx?s=1&f=1&a=3497
  3. With those 10 lessons in mind, set your own goals for 2013 and beyond with “Personal Goal Setting: Planning to Live Your Life Your Way” on the MindTools website at http://www.mindtools.com/page6.html

Only then move on to formulating goals for your business with Inc.’s “How to Set Business Goals” at http://www.inc.com/guides/2010/06/setting-business-goals.html

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