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Refresh Your Business – How effective are you at planning?


A number of research studies have shown that successful small business operators set realistic goals and plan how they are going to achieve them.

If you are an effective planner, you will be at ease with formulating and implementing an overall plan for your business.

If you are ineffective planner, you may have a problem not only with establishment of your business, but also with its ongoing operation.

Katrena recommends that you have a healthy respect for planning, while at the same time be able to change plans if you need to in response to the market.

Some of my clients are very creative and are often not great at planning things out.  They like to fly by the seat of their pants, which sounds fun.  However we all know the saying, “Fail to plan, plan to fail”.

While Katrena believes in a good business plan, strategic plan, operational plan, project plans, action plans and to do lists, she also believes in remaining flexible and creative around problem solving, decision making and building flexibility into plans.

Planning is a very obvious secret to business success.  Katrena calls her planning documents, “liquid documents”, meaning they can be changed at anytime.  They are not printed out, put in a folder and left on the shelf to gather dust.  They are something you travel with, read regularly, amend, update and are your templates for success in your field of excellence.

Planning is so creative and allows you the opportunity to put things to paper, which costs nothings.  Planning saves time, money and enables you to avoid obvious mistakes.  Make planning your friend and respect it as the great business tool it is.

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About Katrena Friel

Katrena Friel is ‘Australia's Leading Success Coach for Intrapreneurs’ and the author of the Refresh Your Career series. She is an international keynote speaker, fully qualified corporate trainer, therapist, facilitator, executive coach and award winning author, delivering sessions around the world. Katrena's energy and expressive approach will energise and challenge behaviors, beliefs and thinking. Known for her practical, pragmatic approach, she has been described as highly dynamic, spirited and empathic. Katrena is an expert in personal and professional development, helping people escape their current thinking in an express format. With people reporting that in 2 days they learnt more about themselves and others, than they have in the last 20 years. Katrena will enable you to have a giant leap forward in your evolution and ensure you become an expert in your field of excellence. The aim is to INSPIRE – ALIGN – ACTIVATE. You will walk away feeling refreshed, empowered, confident that you have a new deep understanding of your capability, more assured around how to add more value and guarantee your future, with an increased sense of self belief and self value. For those that value honesty, growth, creditability, expertise, experience and authenticity, then Katrena will Refresh your Thinking.

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