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Planning for Success 2013: It's NOT Too Late!

planning for successNow is the TIME to Prepare for your incredible year in 2013. Are You Ready?

It’s the end of the year and the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on all that you accomplished last year.  Evaluate what went well and what didn’t. This is the time of year to begin preparing for even greater success next year.  Perhaps this year was good or perhaps it wasn’t.  Now, is the time to gear up for more greatness in the New Year and make 2013 your best year (yet!).

If you have a business vision and strategic plan, pull them out and review them. Include your whole team.  If you don’t have a team, then review them with your coach, friend, colleague or an accountability partner.

As you review the vision and the strategic plan, write down what you have accomplished this year.  What went really well?  Make your list; you can even check it twice!!  Once you have created your accomplishment list, take a moment to celebrate all that you did well.  Then move on and review where you fell short.  What didn’t go quite right or well?  Where did you fail? What are your disappointments?  What did you start and not finish?

Taking time to evaluate the past year is a great way to learn from what went well, and what didn’t go well.  In that learning there are valuable lessons that you can glean.  List a couple of lessons for moving forward.  Did you get off track, side-tracked by something?  Did you not follow up with prospects?  Each lesson gives you ideas for guidance into the New Year.

As you review the vision and the strategic plan, take some time to reflect on whether it is still on target.  Is that vision still your vision or has it changed?  Make the necessary updates to that vision.  Many companies write short vision statements that barely communicate the overall vision.  Put great detail in yours so that you can feel it as you read it.  If your vision is to buy a new building for your company and increase your staffing by 50% then write a vision statement that includes that and describes that.  You can always have the short and concise vision statement on your business plan, but for your use, make it a detailed story, that really motivates you and inspires you each time you read it. Did you read it regularly this year?  If not, make that part of your practice in the upcoming year.

What is the vision for the upcoming year?  Where do you see your company at the end of the year?  What type of growth, new products, new clients, or customers?  What does it all look like?

Once you have your vision story written you can then focus on the strategies to accomplish your vision.  Your strategies should always be based on the overall vision.  When strategies are written that stray from the vision and purpose of the organization then you are going down roads that lead you in the wrong direction.  Your vision and values becomes your guide for making your business decisions.  Stop yourself, when you are making a decision and pull out that vision statement, your values statement and review the decision or opportunity with them all in mind.

Strategies should point to the vision and be written in a way that they are measurable.  A strategy to build the business is too vague.  What does build the business mean, and how do you know if you have accomplished it?  But a strategy to provide coaching services to 50 new clients is measurable.  Or a strategy to increase product sales by 25% is measurable. Or to develop a new product; bring in a new product line; increase staff by 10; increase days off by 10; and the list can go on. The must do is making the goals SMART – specific, measurable, attainable, relevant or reasonable and time specific.

Limit the number of strategic goals that you are working on so that your strategic plan remains focused and effective.  A huge document becomes overwhelming and cumbersome and often just collects dust.  A strategic plan should be a living, breathing document that you are very familiar with and guides our day to day activities because it is your focus.

Creating a new plan for the year is a great first step towards creating the success that you want. Working the plan and making it happen is the real key to producing the results that you want.

Working your plan just means keeping it in front of you, developing the smaller goals that move you towards the big goals and really staying focused.  When something doesn’t work, it is not the time to abandon ship, but rather, the time to refocus, re-strategize and continue the work.

Take time before the New Year to: review and update your vision statement and story; review your accomplishments and failures for the year and glean the valuable lessons from them; review your strategic plan and update your goals for the upcoming year.  Gear up for a focused and planned New Year that will ring in the next level of success for you and your company.

Once you have your plan then the essential key is implementation.  This is where many fall short.  They have great ideas, great plans and then fail to implement. There are good ways to follow through.

Break down your goals each month and week. Establish a system of accountability. Most people start out the year with a great plan and great strategy and as the year moves on, they lose focus and the plan drifts. A good coach provides you with the ongoing support and accountability to produce results.

Keeping ourselves accountable can be accomplished in a few ways. Here are our 11 tips for creating a focused and fun approach to success:

  1. Take the goal and break into smaller steps
  2. Make a chart to chart progress, each step of the way
  3. Hang signs around the house, in the car, at work — saying: “Stay Focused”.
  4. Tell family and friends about the goal and intention
  5. Create your own mastermind group to help you stay on track and support your ups and downs
  6. Partner with a friend or colleague to be an “accountability buddy”, share your plan with them and talk once a week or month to let them know how you are doing
  7. Hire a coach to help you identify your goals and keep them on track all year towards extraordinary success.
  8. Create celebrations of success, reward yourself — gold stars, dinner out, a new something!
  9. Meditate each day on focused goal attainment
  10. Write your goals down and read them everyday
  11. Have fun with each success and acknowledge it!

Spend some time creating your focused plan for success and give us a call if you need some help! Accomplishing the dreams, goals and things we desire is important for each individual and business. We look forward to hearing about your success.

One of my favorite tools to use in creating a plan for success is available for you at: www.bestyearplan.com

Or join me live at one of two Success 2013 workshops:

http://www.bizology.biz/coaching-packages

I have a wealth of opportunities for you to make sure your upcoming year is incredible!

 

Donna Price is a speaker, trainer, author and business and marketing strategist. She founded her company, Compass Rose Consulting in 2003 after a 20+ year career in non-profit management and administration. Donna’s history is impressive. She goes beyond the world of work as an adventurer and brings bold living lessons to each of her presentations. Donna has a unique inspirational story – of cycling across the country and how you take wild ideas and make them happen. She is the author of several books including; Yes! Marketing Works, Launching Your Dreams and Employee Coaching. Donna Price works with business leaders, teams and individuals to get them moving, improve their bottom line results through effective strategy, leadership, marketing and communication.

Launching Your Dreams — The Launch Party!

Launching Your Dreams:

Stop Day Dreaming and Start Living

With Author Donna Price

January 23, 2013

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Rutherford Hall, Allamuchy, NJ

  • Fun evening
  • Networking
  • New Book and New Cover Revealed
  • Author Presentation
  • Q & A
  • Book Signing

You know what your dream is…It is TIME.. To make it your reality!

Here is the “HOW” to Start Living YOUR Dreams

Launching Your Dreams

Being a dreamer is greatest when you live your dreams. Launching Your Dreams chronicles Donna’s wild idea to cycle across the United States and at the same time, shares her process for realizing dreams.  With a background in education, Donna has helped people achieve their goals and realize their dreams for over 30 years.  Learning HOW to create your dreams and bring them into your life gives you the tools to be a lifelong dream builder! Launching Your Dreams is an inspiring book of leadership, life journeys and success.  Learn how to put your ideas into action and move them into your life.

 You will learn how to:launching your dreams

  •        Realize your dreams
  •        Put your ideas into action
  •        Become the leader of your life
  •        Keep your dream in motion
  •        Interrupt behaviors that don’t move your goals
  •        Challenge obstacles that get in your way
  •        Create the resources that you need to live your dreams

“Without question I believe we all have the ability to live our visions and embrace life to the fullest. The problem is that many people settle for less in life because they are lacking the knowledge of ‘how’ to actually live in this manner. Read this book and you will learn exactly how to plan your future, live your dreams and chart your course in the process of achieving the life you have always dreamed!”
— Patrick Snow, International Best-Selling Author of Creating Your Own Destiny and The Affluent Entrepreneur

Donna Price, is an Author, Speaker, Trainer, Business Success Coach and Leadership Consultant, working with individuals and organizations worldwide.  She has worked with people for over 30 years to realize their goals and dreams.  In 2003, she launched her own company: Compass Rose Consulting, with a mission to help leaders develop their personal leadership excellence.  Price, a dreamer, herself, has taken her process and used it over and over to realize her dreams She lives with her husband and children in Northwest New Jersey. www.CompassRoseConsulting.com

Donna Price is a speaker, trainer, author and business and marketing strategist. She founded her company, Compass Rose Consulting in 2003 after a 20+ year career in non-profit management and administration. Donna’s history is impressive. She goes beyond the world of work as an adventurer and brings bold living lessons to each of her presentations. Donna has a unique inspirational story – of cycling across the country and how you take wild ideas and make them happen. She is the author of several books including; Yes! Marketing Works, Launching Your Dreams and Employee Coaching. Donna Price works with business leaders, teams and individuals to get them moving, improve their bottom line results through effective strategy, leadership, marketing and communication.

Big Bold Business Book is GREAT Success!

New Book Released!

Business Success Coach, Donna Price, owner of Compass Rose Consulting, LLC discusses “Leadership — Navigating Success” in the newly released book: “Jersey Women Mean Business!
Big Bold BusinessTM Advice from New Jersey Women Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success
“— a trailblazing business success book published by Woodpecker Press.

Just released on June 14th the book is a new entrepreneurial success blueprint featuring savvy, practical advice from 72 different voices; all seasoned businesswomen who have successfully started and grown diverse companies in different parts of the Garden State.

This rich book will include multiple chapters covering:

  • • Finance
  • • Legal Issues
  • • Management
  • • Marketing/PR
  • • Personnel Development
  • • Professional Development
  • • Sales/Production
  • • Work‐Life Balance
  • • Technology

and much, much more, including the smart use of Social Media, great Sales Strategies, effective Time Management tips, the benefits of Blogging, and creative Customer Service.

The project is the brainchild of Joyce Restaino, a NJ-based writer and editor, and Donna R. Thompson, owner of Woodpecker Press. The two women—both independent, successful entrepreneurs in their own right—have been seeking a select group of talented experts out of approximately 63,000 New Jersey women business owners. The goal: to compile practical pointers and success tips, covering the most pressing issues and challenges facing fledgling and growth track women entrepreneurs.

“I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible resource, says Price, who specializes in the people dynamics of the work environment: leaders and teams across the country. I am delighted to be able to give back, to help other women business owners make smarter decisions and avoid some of the common pitfalls in leadership.”

Compass Rose Consulting, LLC based in Newton, NJ, provides business coaching/consulting and leadership development to small companies of 100 employees or less. The company has been in business since 2003 and serves small business owners, entrepreneurs, including East Coast Alternative Energy, MARS Information Systems, and Glenn Zervas Music Productions.

Keep up with the latest news on the Big Bold Business Book on Twitter @bigboldbusiness, or www.bigboldbusiness.com

Donna Price is a speaker, trainer, author and business and marketing strategist. She founded her company, Compass Rose Consulting in 2003 after a 20+ year career in non-profit management and administration. Donna’s history is impressive. She goes beyond the world of work as an adventurer and brings bold living lessons to each of her presentations. Donna has a unique inspirational story – of cycling across the country and how you take wild ideas and make them happen. She is the author of several books including; Yes! Marketing Works, Launching Your Dreams and Employee Coaching. Donna Price works with business leaders, teams and individuals to get them moving, improve their bottom line results through effective strategy, leadership, marketing and communication.

Great Radio Interview with Business Success Coach, Donna Price

Great Radio Interview — Special Guest Host

Dr. Christine Overton joined me on my Leadership Navigator Radio show to interview me!!  A real treat and turn of the tables.

Listen to internet radio with Compass Rose Leadership on Blog Talk Radio

Keynote Speaker, Trainer and Business Success Coach, Donna Price the host of Leadership Navigator is joined by Dr. Christine Overton  — a fun role reversal as Dr. Overton is interviewing Donna!!

Christine Overton is the former President and CEO of United International Chamber of Commerce and is a speaker, author and consultant.  Having years of experience as a radio show host, Dr. Overton is going to give YOU an incredible interview with Donna.

Donna Price is the founder of Compass Rose Consulting and co-founder of the Real World Leadership Institute.  She is the author of the recently released “Coaching Staff for Success” and contributing author to “Big Bold Business Advice”.

She has years and years of experience working with individuals, companies and teams to increase productivity, effectiveness and results!

Donna Price is a speaker, trainer, author and business and marketing strategist. She founded her company, Compass Rose Consulting in 2003 after a 20+ year career in non-profit management and administration. Donna’s history is impressive. She goes beyond the world of work as an adventurer and brings bold living lessons to each of her presentations. Donna has a unique inspirational story – of cycling across the country and how you take wild ideas and make them happen. She is the author of several books including; Yes! Marketing Works, Launching Your Dreams and Employee Coaching. Donna Price works with business leaders, teams and individuals to get them moving, improve their bottom line results through effective strategy, leadership, marketing and communication.

Gold, Silver, Bronze, Last: Olympics Reflection

The Olympics have ended and athletes have returned home with medals, stories and memories.  We watched many, many hours of the Olympics and enjoyed seeing the many young athletes compete with true grace.  It was amazing to see the poise and sportsmanship that was demonstrated day after day.

I don’t think of myself as athletic, yet I’ve accomplished some incredible things.  I’ve cycled across the country, run a marathon and a half marathon and many shorter races, and kayaked, climbed… but never competitively.  At least not in my mind…I don’t think “athletic”.

We had many discussions throughout the Olympics about winning… Athletes that cried on the podium when they won Silver or Bronze because they wanted Gold.  And what of the athletes that didn’t make it to the podium?

The marathon I ran was the Warwick Marathon.  I had planned to run a half marathon that day and was using it as part of a training plan run.  I reached the 15 mile mark and kept going.  By the 18 mile mark there were people on the sidelines saying just 6 more miles, and my mind kicked in, saying — ‘you can do this, you can run the whole thing, you’re almost there’.  Well, 6 miles is far, it took alot of self talk and I finally crossed the finish line.  The crowds were gone, in fact most of the people were gone.  But I finished.  I was the last runner (walker) to cross the finish line.  The race folks cheered, they gave me a medal and now MANY years later, I still have that medal.   I could have felt bad. I came in last.  BUT, I know that I came in before all of the people that quit that day and there were many that didn’t finish.  I know that I have a medal that says I ran a marathon — that’s 26.2 miles and there are many people that have never and will never do that. I did.

Celebrating accomplishments is so important.  And it was sad to see OLYMPIANS crying when they accomplished SO much.  They are Olympians and most of us CANNOT say that!!  At our house, we think they should each receive a medal that says “Olympian 2012” because that is an incredible accomplishment and a memory to treasure forever.  Everyone would walk around with medals and celebrate each other.  And yes, there would still be a few wearing Gold, or Silver or Bronze and we would still all celebrate their great performance.

I don’t know if I will ever run another marathon but I am glad that I did.  I know that I can accomplish great things and that I have a powerful mind that can overcome great obstacles.  There is learning in accomplishments.  I hope that each Olympian treasures their incredible accomplishment and celebrates it!

Donna Price is a speaker, trainer, author and business and marketing strategist. She founded her company, Compass Rose Consulting in 2003 after a 20+ year career in non-profit management and administration. Donna’s history is impressive. She goes beyond the world of work as an adventurer and brings bold living lessons to each of her presentations. Donna has a unique inspirational story – of cycling across the country and how you take wild ideas and make them happen. She is the author of several books including; Yes! Marketing Works, Launching Your Dreams and Employee Coaching. Donna Price works with business leaders, teams and individuals to get them moving, improve their bottom line results through effective strategy, leadership, marketing and communication.

Big Bold Business Book Released!!

New Book Released!

Business Success Coach, Donna Price, owner of Compass Rose Consulting, LLC discusses “Leadership — Navigating Success” in the newly released book: “Jersey Women Mean Business! Big Bold BusinessTM Advice from New Jersey Women Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success“— a trailblazing business success book published by Woodpecker Press.

Just released on June 14th the book is a new entrepreneurial success blueprint featuring savvy, practical advice from 72 different voices; all seasoned businesswomen who have successfully started and grown diverse companies in different parts of the Garden State.

This rich book will include multiple chapters covering:

  • • Finance
  • • Legal Issues
  • • Management
  • • Marketing/PR
  • • Personnel Development
  • • Professional Development
  • • Sales/Production
  • • Work‐Life Balance
  • • Technology

and much, much more, including the smart use of Social Media, great Sales Strategies, effective Time Management tips, the benefits of Blogging, and creative Customer Service.

The project is the brainchild of Joyce Restaino, a NJ-based writer and editor, and Donna R. Thompson, owner of Woodpecker Press. The two women—both independent, successful entrepreneurs in their own right—have been seeking a select group of talented experts out of approximately 63,000 New Jersey women business owners. The goal: to compile practical pointers and success tips, covering the most pressing issues and challenges facing fledgling and growth track women entrepreneurs.

“I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible resource, says Price, who specializes in the people dynamics of the work environment: leaders and teams across the country. I am delighted to be able to give back, to help other women business owners make smarter decisions and avoid some of the common pitfalls in leadership.”

Compass Rose Consulting, LLC based in Newton, NJ, provides business coaching/consulting and leadership development to small companies of 100 employees or less. The company has been in business since 2003 and serves small business owners, entrepreneurs, including East Coast Alternative Energy, MARS Information Systems, and Glenn Zervas Music Productions.

Keep up with the latest news on the Big Bold Business Book on Twitter @bigboldbusiness, or www.bigboldbusiness.com

Donna Price is a speaker, trainer, author and business and marketing strategist. She founded her company, Compass Rose Consulting in 2003 after a 20+ year career in non-profit management and administration. Donna’s history is impressive. She goes beyond the world of work as an adventurer and brings bold living lessons to each of her presentations. Donna has a unique inspirational story – of cycling across the country and how you take wild ideas and make them happen. She is the author of several books including; Yes! Marketing Works, Launching Your Dreams and Employee Coaching. Donna Price works with business leaders, teams and individuals to get them moving, improve their bottom line results through effective strategy, leadership, marketing and communication.

BizologyBuzz Magazine: The Business Card Challenge!

BizologyBuzz E-Magazine: The Business Card Challenge! The Buzz About Business | A Publication of Compass Rose Consulting In this Issue: Quote of the Day: Expert Article: BizologyBuzz Radio: No Show This Week! From Donna Price Advertising With Us! Quote of the Day: Vacation — provides respite from […]

Donna Price is a speaker, trainer, author and business and marketing strategist. She founded her company, Compass Rose Consulting in 2003 after a 20+ year career in non-profit management and administration. Donna’s history is impressive. She goes beyond the world of work as an adventurer and brings bold living lessons to each of her presentations. Donna has a unique inspirational story – of cycling across the country and how you take wild ideas and make them happen. She is the author of several books including; Yes! Marketing Works, Launching Your Dreams and Employee Coaching. Donna Price works with business leaders, teams and individuals to get them moving, improve their bottom line results through effective strategy, leadership, marketing and communication.

Conflict Resolution Article Published!

Conflict Resolution Article Published in the Drake Business Review

A recent article that I wrote on Conflict Resolution in the workplace was picked up by the Drake Business Review and included in their recent issue.

It is always fun to be published and gain additional exposure and readership.  This was especially fun because it happened organically, through article marketing!  A strategy that I have used for years and seen pay off in different ways over the years.

If you aren’t familiar with article marketing, I highly recommend that you learn about it in our Bizology.Biz program.  It is one of the many valuable marketing lessons.

The article here was published online a while ago and outlines a process for conflict resolution for managers, business leaders and small business owners.  Conflict occurs everywhere.  The art is in dealing with the conflict in an effective and meaningful way.  This process is simple to use and can work with employees as well as sixth graders.

Leave your thoughts and ideas about conflict resolution here and we can all learn more about the challenges that workers, employers and people in general are facing regarding conflict.

Include your thoughts on process as well.  Click the cover to access the journal article!!

You can download a copy of the article here:

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Donna Price is a speaker, trainer, author and business and marketing strategist. She founded her company, Compass Rose Consulting in 2003 after a 20+ year career in non-profit management and administration. Donna’s history is impressive. She goes beyond the world of work as an adventurer and brings bold living lessons to each of her presentations. Donna has a unique inspirational story – of cycling across the country and how you take wild ideas and make them happen. She is the author of several books including; Yes! Marketing Works, Launching Your Dreams and Employee Coaching. Donna Price works with business leaders, teams and individuals to get them moving, improve their bottom line results through effective strategy, leadership, marketing and communication.

Bizology.Biz Intentional Balance

www.bizology.biz teaches a business development strategy of intentional balance — building a business with intention. Bizology.Biz is a step by step business development, business help system for building success.

Donna Price is a speaker, trainer, author and business and marketing strategist. She founded her company, Compass Rose Consulting in 2003 after a 20+ year career in non-profit management and administration. Donna’s history is impressive. She goes beyond the world of work as an adventurer and brings bold living lessons to each of her presentations. Donna has a unique inspirational story – of cycling across the country and how you take wild ideas and make them happen. She is the author of several books including; Yes! Marketing Works, Launching Your Dreams and Employee Coaching. Donna Price works with business leaders, teams and individuals to get them moving, improve their bottom line results through effective strategy, leadership, marketing and communication.

Coaching Bizology Grows Your Coaching Business

www.coachingbizology.biz — a business success system gives coaches a solid curriculum for working with their clients without the need to create a curriculum from scratch. Kellie D’Andrea talks about Bizology.Biz

Donna Price is a speaker, trainer, author and business and marketing strategist. She founded her company, Compass Rose Consulting in 2003 after a 20+ year career in non-profit management and administration. Donna’s history is impressive. She goes beyond the world of work as an adventurer and brings bold living lessons to each of her presentations. Donna has a unique inspirational story – of cycling across the country and how you take wild ideas and make them happen. She is the author of several books including; Yes! Marketing Works, Launching Your Dreams and Employee Coaching. Donna Price works with business leaders, teams and individuals to get them moving, improve their bottom line results through effective strategy, leadership, marketing and communication.