Planning is great. There is a catch to it, though. Do not spend so much time organizing that you do not have time to do the things that you intended to do. McClellan was a great general for the Union forces during the Civil War in America. He was a thorough planner, yet he never was able to pin down exactly when to fight. Not planning the time was his downfall, and he lost his command.

We do not worry about the campaigns of war so much today. We worry about commerce. And we worry about our businesses and successfully growing them. We need time to plan. And we need time to do it. One without the other is futile to accomplish.

I usually try to avoid telling others what to do. However, work at having the time to plan and a time to accomplish. I feel things will work out better for you and your business if you try to work that way.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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