All in Planning

Join the Creative Planning Away Day

We had quite a bit of debate in the Self Employed Life Facebook Group recently.  Some had spent time on business plans they had not referred to since and others questioned the validity of planning when so much is unknown. 

The distinction between planning and controlling I think is important here.  Planning helps us to sequence events, to build things step by step and to be prepared.  That might give us a sense that we are in control.  

Warning! Vision Boards Hijacked

When I first came across personal development goal setting seemed a bit dry, but creating a vision board was something I could really get into.  Putting pictures that related to the life I wanted to live on a large board, with a photo of me in the middle...


  • Enabled me to get clear on what I did and didn’t want
  • Was a fun activity that I felt good about about and had positive associations with
  • Gave me the general direction I wanted to move in without getting me too attached to individual details....

Can Checklists be Sexy?

Working through checklists and making plans... well its just not sexy is it!  I’m sure you can think of other things you’d prefer to be reading about!

And yet, if we’re serious about our Self Employment, we know there are things we need to think through.  The day-to-day demands of building a business are huge and we need to be able to step back and see the bigger picture so we can read trends, spot opportunities and steer away from difficulties….