You observe. You learn. You study. You make your plan. And your backup plan. And you move forward.
There’s just one complication: everything else continues to change.
Those changes will impact you. Your competitors went through a similar planning process. The economy rolls on, changing (or stagnating). People around you set their own plans into motion.
You must be ready to let go of the plan you invested months of your time and energy into and change course. [Read more…]