Legal Business Development: Plan for the Unexpected

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How do you know if you have arrived if you don't know where you are going? Well, you don't!

A business development plan is essential to grow your business, or grow personally. Yes, a plan should be specific and measurable. But... it's a plan, not a straitjacket. It can't be so rigid that you can't handle unexpected opportunities... or react when life throws you a curve.

I just read an article in the Harvard Business Review by Peter Bregman... Three Steps to Handling the Unexpected. He tells a great story and gives us this advice... In the face of the unexpected:

1. Stop the boat. If momentum is driving you to make decisions quickly, then... turn the bow toward the wind and let the sail go slack. If you are in a meeting take a bathroom break. In your office, get up and take a walk. In other words, do what we so rarely give ourselves an opportunity to do: think.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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