A new twist on business planning
I was talking to my graphic designer,Linda Anderson, yesterday and she said something that made me laugh and gave me the idea for this blog! Thank you Linda.
We were talking about how we could help each other in our businesses and I mentioned that if someone said to her “I feel like I have no control” or “I feel like I’m going in circles” they would be a good referral for me. She said “you know that reminds me that when I talk to people in my home state of South Dakota, where the economy is much better than here in Nevada, I tell them that our idea of a business or retirement plan in Nevada is to win the California Lottery or just plane old wishful thinking”.
Even though she was joking it made me wonder…Is this a new twist on business planning? Have people given up? Is this your plan?
Just in case it is…I did a little research for you on Google and found this…”The odds of winning the California Super Lotto Jackpot are 1 in 18 million. (1) … If one person purchases 50 Lotto tickets each week, they will win the jackpot about once every 5000 years. (4) … You Win? California State University, Hayward.”
I could not find any statistics on wishful thinking but my “gut” tells me the odds are not much better than winning the California Lottery.
I’m not saying DON’T buy a lottery ticket or have wishful thinking but I am saying DO have a solid back-up plan in place where you have control over the outcome.
I think buying lottery tickets, while sort of fun in the moment, is one of the surest ways to feel “out of control” of my life! Thank goodness for free enterprise and creativity, where we can always turn our “wishful thinking” into products and services that can prosper us and benefit others…a safer bet than the lottery any day! 🙂