Good morning Innovative Thinkers...
if you've been shopping lately, you can't help but notice all the 'back to school' displays, and as upsetting as the notion of summer ending may be to some - it should more importantly bear warning that this is a critical time of year to be prepared.
With September comes
- kids back in school
- customers back in their routine discretionary spending habits (ie work gets busier)
- quarterly meetings (thus deadlines on old and gaining traction on new strategies) for executives
- the equilibrium of summer life balance is shifted if not violently rocked
With this as our inevitable reality, we can either lay in the hammock and be surprised by the tidal wave (for the 8th year in a row), or we can be proactive and head to higher ground (strategically speaking) ahead of time and enjoy the view from the hill while others struggle at the foot of the waves of oncoming demands.
A few extra tools in your toolbox for the savvy and prepared, as well as supplementary reading and important info are below...
enjoy the rest of your summer folks. In my opinion, the best way to do so is to plan what you must (and what you'd like to) so that you can maximize your relaxation time all the while avoiding any procrastination.