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How to set goals and plan when the world is ever-changing

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!

Benjamin Franklin

How do you set goals when the world of business is ever-changing?

Should you even try?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Aurik Business Accelerator’s Pavlo Phitidis.

Phitidis discussed how to avoid mistakes through planning and effective goalsetting.

For more detail listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

Good entrepreneurs get the world to respond to them rather than them responding to the world.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

A clear vision needs to be built… set one for your business every year.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

If you have a clear vision you’ll have the energy to draw you into the future.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Values can become entrenched into business systems.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

I like to set maybe two or three goals; nothing more than that!

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : How to set goals and plan when the world is ever-changing


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