Planning and running to plan are two very different things. Opportunities come up during a year, circumstances change, and things go awry. We’ve found it useful to choose a “focus word” every year that helps us measure our decisions against. In 2014, when things had been quite tough going and relentlessly busy, we focussed on the word ENJOYMENT.
The word has changed since, but we still have this little sign I made up on the wall, because really, when you boil it all down, we all want work to be an enjoyable way to spend our days, because it makes up a substantial part of our lives, after all.
Next year marks the 5th birthday of our Bree Street shop. The business has grown and changed a lot, and so our word for 2017 will be REFLECTION. I’ll write more about this in another post, soon.