Why I’m not doing a plan for 2018 (gasp!)

I’m a planning junkie and have been teaching it for years… but I’m not going to do a plan for 2018. Here’s why.

  • Hi Tina: Thanks for sharing. As an avid planner, I too allow for things to flow. I call it being adaptable and flexible in business. I have found that the two work really well together. You can’t have one without the other. You need both and you need to be able to discern when you need to plan and when you need to let things flow. Love your videos! Very inspiring!

  • Abdullahi Bello Umar

    Can’t make up my mind if I love this message because I hate planning (actually think I’m terrified of it, but who’s checking?) or because I love all your inspiring messages or both.

    I am just going to use the information to fit my reality and see if I can get the best of both worlds – planning to succeed without planning๐Ÿ˜

    Err…why am I feeling dizzy?

  • garth gwynn

    Tina, I am thinking that you are in a place to do a slightly different planning than before. One thing is to set up an “agile” model to have the systems and methods to operate going forward. Also, you may still want to consider doing the high level strategic planning that is above the “operations” planning that you talked about.

  • Oh how I aspire to be in this place where you are. But before I can not plan, I need to get to the place where I have enough control over everything that I actually can execute all my plans! 2018 is going to be my year. Can’t wait to see what you do with yours.

  • Katherine

    Oh, Tina — as always, it’s such a joy to tune into you and your work. It sounds like you’ve been swimming in what I would call The Intuitive Waters this year… and your descriptions might, by another coach, be called “leading with the feminine.” The systems and structures well in place (the masculine) actually allow for the creative (feminine) path to unfold… where that which emerges from the Void (the feminine) has a structure and place within which to LAND, and to be SUPPORTED (the masculine). Brava. It actually sounds thrilling! To be able to move as inspiration guides you… Thanks for letting us in on the journey. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Linda Patten

    Tina: I too love this video and your share. I too am a planner and sometimes my calendar looks like there is not an open space to be had — that it is do, do, do. I have also learned from experience that being open to allowing people, places, things to come through that there is an excitement of what is possible, as I can get bored and stuck with the continuous doing. I have learned to take a vacation (or at least reduce my work schedule) on the 5th week of the month. Going away, even if only to the library, and being able to be with the environment really brings my creative nature into play as well as allowing me to say “ahhhh”.

  • Sarah Hutchinson

    ” Linear thinking only allows us to see the future as a continuation of the past, whereas intuition allows for quantum leaps in all directions that can open us to unimaginable creative solutions.” -Suzanne Anderson, The Way of the Mysterial Woman.

    • tinaforsyth

      YES! Love this

  • Sarah Hutchinson

    This is 100% awesome Tina! My systems are adequate to do just what you are describing and I can tell in my mind and heart being responsive will serve my clients the best. Thanks for the affrimation!

    • tinaforsyth

      Awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  • LouiseCrooks

    Love it Tina! I’ve found that I do a combination of both planning and allowing, so that I can switch or change in the midst of it all. It’s something I’ve had to learn how to do because of dealing with chronic migraine! That works for me, and allows me to be in flow, and at the same time have goals / intention to pull me forward. And able to shift when I want to. Definitely agree on having systems and repertoire in place to do that. But sometimes we can do something new very simply, and it can still work. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • tinaforsyth

      Such a great example of living this Louise – albeit not always for a good reason! But having a business that can ‘flow’ with anything that comes up…. ahhhhh.