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Business Tips – Planning Ahead

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John Demartini, on “Day 46 of the chapter entitled “The Law of Contingency” in his book “You can have an Amazing life in just 60 days” says “People who plan ahead, get ahead.”

Simple but profound!

I really do get a lot of “those” questions. You know the one where I get a text or an email that says something along the lines of “I just want to own a little something, you know, just a little something that will make me rich! What do I do?”

These questions really irritate and annoy me and on some level, on the right day, they make me laugh . . . a loud belly type laugh.

They have no clue about where they want to be, how then do they expect to get there?

I do understand that there are those amongst us, who have no idea what their passion is and whilst that is really sad, it can be remedied. That said though, even if you do know what your passion is and where you want to end up, you still need some sort of idea, dare I say plan, to get there. I mean you wouldn’t set out for some remote location that most of us have never heard of without some sort of plan or map, on how to get there would you?

You can’t imagine the number of people who have answered my ‘why’ with a resounding “well I want financial freedom” and yet when I ask them ‘how do you intend to get there?’ they cannot look me in the face, much less answer me.

Sadly most of those people will never get anywhere, much less be successful and are in all probability, destined to wander around for the rest of their lives with a slightly puzzled expression on their faces, simply because they have no clarity in their lives.

In my opinion, if “cash is King”, then surely “clarity must be Queen”, and if you are not clear on what it is that you want to achieve in life, then you won’t be able to plan on how to get there and if you don’t know how to get there, you will never arrive at your desired destination.

So take the time to be sure about what it is that you want to do with your life and once you’re clear about that, then make sure that you have a plan or a map on how to get there!