P: Time for another of my husband's creeds for his paint business. Let me explain in case you missed my earlier post about his favorite sayings. My husband owns a commercial and residential paint business. Over the years, his five sons and one daughter have helped him during their school breaks. They not only earned good wages, they learned skills that they'll probably use many times in the future. Their father also shared his wisdom about life in general and the painting profession in particular. Here's another of his favorites:
Plan your work and work your plan.
It's a simple rule but an important one to follow. A good example is this blog challenge. Signing up for the A to Z challenge is a big commitment. Trying to keep up by writing your blog posts the night before is very difficult and likely to cause a lot of stress. But if you planned ahead, you can spend your blog time visiting other participants instead of scrambling to write your offering.
I started months before by jotting notes for every letter, sometimes with two or three choices, and then as April approached, I wrote the posts and scheduled them. Some of the ideas for my posts were developed way back in January. I planned ahead.
Writing goals are the same type of thing. Use a day planner or even just make a list. Plan your work, for completing a project or doing promotion, and then work your plan.
Did you plan ahead for the A to Z challenge? How exacting do you get with planning ahead?