November 2012 Newsletter

“What’s for dinner?”

november 2012 newsletterHave you ever heard or said, “Any plan is better than no plan at all?” That is simply not true. *Research shows that  70% of all plans fail due to lack of implementation. What are you  having for dinner tonight? Do you know what you’re having for dinner every night this week?



There are 3 ways we decide:

No Plan leads to wasted money, wasted time and a less than healthy dinner full of filler and fat at the drive-thru.

 A Vague Plan means we have a pantry and refrigerator full of foods our family likes to eat. When it comes time for dinner, we mix and match. Our family will eat dinner. It just won’t be memorable.

 A Strategic Plan means we have a vision; to feed our family a healthy meal each night of the week and so we look at the week ahead, we consult our family for ideas; we create a list of dinners and all the ingredients we’ll need. Only then do we head to the store to purchase what we’ll need to carry out our strategic plan.

Likewise, we often ask, “What are we going to do at work today?” Let's apply the same thinking that we used for better, healthier more cost effective dinners... to the workplace.

Which best characterizes your work approach?

No Plan means wasted money, wasted time, and a less than acceptable result.

 A Vague Plan means we have a lot of ideas and action steps that would be helpful, but we pick and choose which ones we want to do without any thought to the achieving the desired outcome.

 A Strategic Plan means we have a vision, we know where we want to be in 3 years, 5 years. We have included our team in creating the tasks we need to accomplish and the action steps to get there. We prioritize our tasks and create focus and direction within our organization to implement our plan and achieve the desired outcomes. We are the most effective when we have a strategic plan.

To schedule an eye opening, no cost conversation on how to develop a strategic plan that will take your business to the next level, call Theresa Valade at 219-680-7720.

 *"The Top 5 Challenges With Implementation of Strategic Plans" by Margaret Reynolds.


Does it feel like you're FAILING more than SUCCEEDING?

The key to business success is knowing where you're at today, where you want to go, and how to get there.

Success Trek's "Strategic Planning Tool" will reveal attainable and realistic goals. It will provide the implementation and solid strategy you need to take your business to the next level.

"Success Trek helped me to take a step back from my daily job duties and look at the organization from a different perspective; one that took into consideration all of the building blocks needed to create a more stable company. Theresa helped me identify our needs and helped the organization create the tools that will enable us to better meet our needs and the needs of the community. Success Trek has truly made a positive difference in our organization."

Mignon Kennedy

Executive Director –Gabriel’s Horn Corporation

Are you ready to…

            • Review, enhance or create a Vision & Mission

            • Develop Goals/Objectives that will produce results

            • Develop an Action Plan to implement your strategy

Stop putting off until tomorrow what you can do today.

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