Where Does The Time Go?

It’s hard to believe we’re heading into the last couple of months of 2022 already.


It feels like it was summer, then I blinked and now it’s Halloween.


The less said about the presence of Christmas adverts on TV, mince pies in supermarkets, and Christmas trees in pubs, the better.


But any business owner will know that conversations start to turn to the New Year well before the first leaf even falls from the trees.


The question is; what does 2023 look like for you?


Alright, I accept there’s an element of hypocrisy in the fact that I’m bemoaning the mere mention of Christmas while discussing your plans for the New Year…


But this is different.


It stems from an excellent meeting we had with clients recently where we focused on that all-important question and tried to put some real weight behind their answers.


And it’s focused entirely on what the current climate is, what your biggest challenges are, and where you see yourself this time next year.


Why NOW Is The Right Time To Talk About 2023


Because by having those conversations now, you have more time to consider, think about the future, and sleep on your decisions.


Some of our clients have already started taking action – and that’s great news.


But if you haven’t, now is the time to start planning. There’s no need to panic because there’s still a little while to go but we all know that as time ticks along, things start to get busier the closer we get to the big day (Christmas).


We spent a lot of time discussing the excuses that our clients might come up with in the next 12 months so that we can head them off now… 


By being pre-emptive, we can make sure we’re all being accountable for our businesses and our plans, which is a vital ingredient in your recipe for success.


There are always likely to be obstacles in business but by recognising beforehand that they’re likely to arrive, you can prepare adequately and address them before they become a real issue.


And let’s be honest, it’s always easier to deal with issues when you’ve got the space and time to do so rather than being reactive in the moment.


But success to you is going to look a whole lot different than success to me or anyone else – which is a crucial point.


The famous old saying goes that if you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail, which is why it’s imperative that you start planning for how you want the next year to look – and it’s a great exercise in exploring your own goals, too.


What do you want to achieve in the next 12 months, and how are you going to ensure it happens? 

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