During December I am focusing on Planning for 2015 and including ideas from lawyers I coach. In Tricia’s blog post below, I have updated her photo and her ideas for 2015.

Tricia DeLeon is a partner in the Dallas Bracewell Giuliani office and is an attorney whom I have coached and mentored. As you will see below, her business plan for 2015 focuses on her life priorities.

I am preparing my 2012 business plan by listing my big goals and then thinking about what small steps I can do each quarter to achieve my goals. I like Cordell’s approach of organizing and dividing my business plan into several categories. My plan will include 7 categories:

  1. Spiritual;
  2. Family;
  3. Mental/Personal Growth;
  4. Firm/Professional Development;
  5. Physical;
  6. Fun; and,
  7. Financial.

I will have a few big goals listed under each category that I hope to accomplish in 2015. Some of the categories I’ve selected may not seem relevant to a “business” plan, but for me to succeed in my profession, I also have to try to achieve balance and growth in other areas of my life.

This year I’m also thinking about who can help me and keep me accountable for achieving my goals. For instance, My 2015 fitness goals include,  completing 150 hot yoga classes in the year and continue to run at least 5-10 miles a week with my girlfriends. If I have a friend or group working with me to achieve a goal, the more likely I am to do it. And, similar to the training schedule for the marathon, I hope to take small, consistent steps toward accomplishing my big goals in all 7 categories for 2015.