By Nancy J. LaPointe
To have a plan is to have a course laid out to monitor your progress. Without a plan, you are subject to react to situations without an understanding of the consequences. Poor decisions, made without consideration of consequences, can be disastrous. However, with a plan in force, you can reflect, in an organized and purposeful manner, upon your activities and actions as opportunities arise. Set up a well thought-out plan that integrates your business and personal life. Be Proactive.