Planning Relieves Stress in Your Business

One of the great things about being an employee and working for someone else is that when the clock hits five you are basically done for the day and you jump in your car and you are gone. You do not have to worry about anything until the next day when work starts again. Your mind is free and you own it.

When you own a small business it really owns you and there is always some aspect of your business on your mind. But sometimes this can cause stress. Is there something about your small business that keeps you up that night? If there is there are ways to deal with this and ignoring it will not help you, as it only will make things worse.

The easiest way to the alleviate stress in your small business is to get back to basics. Re-read your mission statement and business plan. Does it say all you want to say? Maybe it is time to revise it? Write down all the things that you want to accomplish and your goals for this month and the following month. Write down anything that you believe might be keeping you towards achieving these results.

Now compare your mission statement and your business plan to what you expect to accomplish next month. You must decide how you are going to get from where you are today while maintaining the integrity of your strategic plan and mission statement with where you want to be in the near future. Is it doable?

Then you must write down all the things that you must do in order to achieve those goals. Turn that stress energy into action and do it right now. Please consider all this in 2007. Planning your business is the first step to a successful business!

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