If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal.
Last week I did not send out a blog post. Later a friend asked why and my response “I have an urge to create a general plan so I’m taking the month of August to work on developing my workshops and on-line classes for the next 6 months”. So the picture above is a picture of my planning process….piles of ideas that I have collected over the past several years. In hindsight this is a huge step for me as this is the first time in 10 years where I actually sat down and started to develop a general plan. For the past 10 years I resisted creating any form of a plan. Why? I use to create plans and then life would happen (unexpectedly closing the pub, living in 3 countries in 3 years, family issues, etc.)…and I would end up feeling defeated and a failure. Over the past 10 years, I’ve learned a lot about not over planning and going with the flow of life. I learned that over planning your life stops you from seeing and following the magic of serendipitous moments. Over planning stops you from listening to and trusting your intuition. So this month, I’m listening to my intuition and trusting that there is a reason that I need to create a general 6- month plan.