Happy New Year and Best Wishes for a Personal and Professional 2016
By John W. Olmstead, MBA, Ph.D, CMC
As 2015 comes to an end we begin with a clean slate for 2016. As with anything new - the uncertain future can be scary and exciting at the same time. Year-end provides an opportune time for reflection on the past year and setting goals for the next year - both personal and professional. Goal setting can improve your personal life and your practice.
Setting and achieving goals is one of the best ways to measure your life's and practice's progress and to create unusual clarity. The alternative is drifting along aimlessly with hope and a prayer.
I am a strong believer in the power of goals. This year I finished writing my book, The Lawyers Guide to Succession Planning published by the ABA which is scheduled to be released in January. I never would have even started, alone completed, such a project without very specific goals and timelines.
I strongly suggest that you established a few SMART goals for both your personal life and your practice for 2015 where each goal is: