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Entrepreneurs: Don’t Get Stuck in the Status Quo!
By Victoria Munro          

It’s time to review and revise your business plan for 2008. Because personal and business lives are often interwoven for entrepreneurs, it’s good to consider both. Learn from the past and decide on changes you want to make in life—don’t get stuck in the status quo.

Now, while business may be slower because of the holidays, take time to ask yourself the following questions:

1. What were my biggest successes this year?
  How will I build on those successes in 2008?

What is the major lesson I’ve learned this year?

  How can I be sure to take full advantage of what I learned?
3. What did I not do so well this year?
  What can I learn from this that will help me avoid mistakes like this in the future?
4. Who was the most positive influence on my life and business this year?
  Have I told him/her about this and expressed my thanks?
5.. What are my #1 personal goals in the following areas of my life:

Personal development
Relationships – family and social
Physical – exercise, sleep, etc.

Take a day, even half a day, for a personal planning retreat. If possible, get out of town. Think about how you’d like your life to look on December 31, 2008. Write everything down and find someone who’ll hold you accountable on a regular basis. Keep moving steadily forward to achieve those goals one year from now.

About the Author: Victoria Munro is co-founder (along with husband Dave Block) of Make-it-Fly® LLC, a company dedicated to creating success for small-business owners through creatively designed programs and tools. Victoria has started and run nine different businesses. To receive FREE business success articles with tips to help you with your business, sign up for their award-winning ezine, “In-Flight Refueling,” at:, and receive a free copy of the eBook, Get More Done in Less Time: 101 Quick and Easy Time Tactics & Tips.

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