December will be here in less than 12 hours. For many in the world, it is already here. But for us in the Pacific Northwest, we still have a bit of time.
I'm not sure about you, but this time of year can feel like I am being pulled in a hundred of different ways. So this year I am working hard to make time for quiet moments. Moments where I am able to spend time working on things that I really love, like business planning.
In 4 weeks people will begin sharing their New Year's Resolutions or writing down goals they want to accomplish. (Side note: It is a proven fact that those who write down their goals are more apt to accomplish them). For me, I like to use this time to look back on the year and ask myself how it has gone. What do I want to change? How do I want to improve my business? How do I want to make the experience my are client's having with me that much better?
The Thanksgiving holiday gave me 4 much needed hours in the car to relax and read. When I am at home I feel like I need to be "doing." Much of my business takes place at my home office, along with many other things... So it is difficult for me to just sit and focus on things that I would like to do.
This recent trip provided me with the opportunity to open one of my favorite business magazines and sit and read, highlight and underline. It gave me time to think, reflect, and plan. Being a business owner is hard, but oh so rewarding.
So as we say goodbye to November and enter another month full of hustle and bustle, carve out time to pause, reflect, build, and plan. I need it and so do you.