In Part 1 of this series, “Where do we go from here,” https://hughmcpherson.com/seasonal-business-blog/where-do-we-go-from-here-part-1-of-3/ We took a look in the rearview mirror at the year that was.
Part 2 challenged us to think about what we did NOT want to go back to normal after this pandemic era is over.
Part 3 is about where we go from here, what’s going to happen in the future. It’s about the Future: NOW.
Predictions spoken with certainty are a fool’s game. In my current favorite book, “The Art of Thinking Clearly” by Rolf Dobelli, he suggests that one can quickly appear to be a brilliant prognosticator by sending a market prediction to a large list. Send half the list “Market’s going up!” and half the list “Market’s going down!” Half of the list will think you incredible because you will have been correct!
Therefore, these forward-looking predictions are not meant to prove my forecasting genius but instead trends to spend time thinking on NOW so that your goals and plans include contingencies.
Dwight D. Eisenhower’s famous quote is, “Plans are worthless, planning is everything.”
He’s suggesting that the mere act of thinking through what you might do, i.e., planning, creates a situation in which you are less likely to be caught unprepared in an emergency.
These five trends, items, issues, or opportunities aren’t necessarily all bad; they are just conditions to consider as you set pricing, staffing, training, even set your business models for the year.
Watch the video above… Then comeback!
Well, what do you think? Let me know what’s on your mind as we look into the future and work hard to make the best of it on each of our farms.
Have a great week,
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