Category Archives: Vision & Goals

Your Blog Business Plan – Why Should You Bother?

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Tweet Do you need a business plan for your blog? Have you gone just fine without one, or could you be doing better? And if you do need a blog business plan, what needs to go in it? In this article I’ll explain why a plan is a good idea, and I’ll also give you…

What’s Your Blogging BHAG?

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I’ve been spending a bit of time over the past couple of weeks planning my blog strategy for the next 12 months and I’ve been thinking about the concept of a BHAG – a Big Hairy Audacious Goal!

The term was first used by Jim Collins in his book Built To Last. It’s become more popular in the business world in recent years and is something worth thinking about when it comes to strategic planning for any business.

Wikipedia defines a BHAG in this way:

A BHAG encourages companies to define visionary goals that are more strategic and emotionally compelling.

In many cases a BHAG is a long term vision / goal but it can also apply to the shorter term.

The Power of Focus

Tweet I recently did an interview with the guys at BlogcastFM where we spoke about a whole range of ideas relating to business principles and blogging. I’ll cover some of the points in more detail over the next few weeks but for now I want to look at one – The Power Of Focus. I’ll…

What’s the Difference Between a Vision and a Mission?

Tweet A while ago I wrote about the importance of a vision for your business. Since then I’ve had a number of conversations with business owners about their strategic planning for their business and discovered that many of them are having trouble determining the difference between a business vision and a business mission. In this…

The Importance of a Vision

Tweet Do you have a vision for your life?  Do you have goals and dreams that you’d like to accomplish? I’ve read a few articles this week that reinforced the importance of having a vision for your life. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People I read the Seven Habits book years ago, and have always…

Why Are You Doing It?

Tweet I’ve been watching the internet world for many years and seen internet businesses evolve over that time. The past few years have seen an explosion in home-based businesses, many of them web-based.  The blogging world has grown to the point where traditional print-based media is slowly declining and some bloggers are becoming household names…