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On my bulletin board above my desk I have a card I received from one of the many home school conferences I’ve attended.  It lists a set of goals for fathers… in summary here are some helpful things to have in front of you if you are a father…

1. Respond lovingly and wisely to every situation and successfully fulfill  the purposes for with God created me.

2. Enjoy a loving relationship with my wife and quickly resolve any conflicts that arise

3. Make all the members in my family “best friends” with each other and help them clear up any offenses between each other

4. Train up sons and daughters to be wise

5. Help each child discover his or her purposes in life so that they will not fear the future or have self rejection

6. To serve those around us as a family – with family goals and vision to help others in need

7. Maintain proper health so that I can continue to meet the needs of my family

© 2011, David Stelzl

Tina, my seven children, Jack the dog, and I all wish you a happy new year.  I’ve become famous in my home for reminding everyone that, as we start the new year, we are all back to zero – unless you’ve taken the time to build various forms of recurring revenue!  Regardless, it’s time to pull out your plan for 2009 – the one you were hopefully working on through the month of December.  For those of you who did not…all is not lost.  This morning’s Podcast post http://dstelzl.podbean.com/ starts a three part series on planning – a simple format to walk you through three short 15 minute sessions to plan your year.  Make sure you have something in writing – while laborious details are not so critical, concrete vision, goals, and plans are.  You won’t need weeks of work on this, but you do need some time to think through last year, last quarter, recent news, trends, and futures for 2009.  Since you are going to spend the entire year working, you might as well start with a realistic plan in place.