The beginning of the year is always a sort of refreshing time for us business leaders. I always feel very optimistic about what the future will hold and have all kinds of different ideas for my business and my clients. I also reflect on the past year, its successes and failures, challenges and opportunities.

To plan for the next year—at least from a philosophical standpoint—I like to ask myself a few questions.

Based on what is going on the world today, what opportunities may present themselves this coming year?

How am I progressing on my 5-year goals?

What one thing can I do fundamentally better in the coming year? (a.k.a the New Year’s Resolution for your career)

How do you reflect and plan for the next year?

Howard Shore is a business growth expert who works with companies that want to maximize their growth potential by improving strategy, enhancing their knowledge, and improving motivation. To learn more about him or his firm please visit his website at  or contact Howard Shore at (305) 722-7216 or email him.

Business Coaching, Business Planning

About Howard M. Shore

Howard M. Shore is a Certified Gazelles Coach, Certified Public Accountant Certified Executive Coach, Certified Behavioral Analyst, Certified Values Analyst, and Certified Attributes Index Analyst. He has earned Bachelor and MBA degrees from Florida International University, and completed advanced executive programs at Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago.