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This time of year is a great time to reflect on what we have learned and accomplished, as well as where & how we can improve. This thoughtful strategy determines what is next in life and in business, whether we like it or not. Hopefully we learn from the past to better prepare for the future. Like many businesses you have formulated plans for the new year and reviewed how the previous year shook out – financials, sales & business plans, initiatives and many other things.

What am I thinking about this time of year? I am always seeking better ways to know what I don’t know, and being more open to change. If I know what I don’t know, I can create better business plans and strategies to find out the things I don’t know. Do I know what I don’t know? Do I have ways of finding out, what I don’t know? Inevitably the things we don’t know, cause surprises that reverse progress. The way I tackle this is through the willingness to try new things, force myself to look at the world differently and being open to change. Why? Because the only thing we know for sure in our world, is change!

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