This time each year is my “planning season.” It is a time where I review my focus and narrow my approach in making more real the institution of what I know: A friend once challenged me to “Build an organization that confirms and makes real what you know.” And for me, I have added, “and what I love.”
I love the journey of my brand, and I love the work I know in light of my brand. Most importantly, I love those for whom I do this work. This time for thinking, celebrating, and planning is important on the journey. It is a time to renew trust in the brand, trust in who I am, and trust in what I do. It assures my own authentic trust in the flow. It is a time beside the stream so I am ever more confident and positive as I continue to wade in the stream.
Trusting in the flow is a very active faith in both self and the connection of events unfolding. It is less about the letter of the plan and more about what is opened to me by the enterprise of a holistic plan.