Our Year That Was
December 15, 2016 at 3:13 PM
DaltonPlan® Business Information Newsletter
Setting the Benchmark for Business Performance ● Issue 122 - 2016
OUR YEAR THAT WAS
Well, after 43 years in Wellington, Jo and I have been living in beautiful Mount Maunganui for just over four years now and we love it. We moved into our holiday home here in September 2012, which we have owned for 22 years, and have done some redecorating and reorganizing to suit our new lifestyle here on the beach.
We run up the Mount every day after work, weather permitting. Jo does a bit of yoga at home on the side and sometimes with an organised yoga class on the beach at sunset.
For those of you who have been reading my newsletters, since I published my first one in 1999... I still haven't learnt to surf! Jackson, my eldest son, talked me into buying a long board for myself a few years ago but it's still difficult to balance on it to stay up long enough. Jackson, Bennet and Harry have used that board a lot more than I have!
I am continuing to enjoy working with my established clients in Wellington and with new clients here in Tauranga and other locations around the country. I'm very lucky that I have great clients. I love working with them all on a monthly basis. Together we mould their strategic plans and act on completing other business development projects to increase their income while at the same time freeing up more of their free time to take holidays.
It has been a funny old year with Brexit, Trump being elected, John Key standing down, Tiger Woods making a comeback (What!), All Blacks ending their 18 match winning streak with an historic loss to Ireland in Chicago (I know that sounds ridiculous) and Joseph Parker taking out the World Heavyweight Boxing title – good boy!
In the meantime, we have all been beavering away in our little Aotearoa corner of the world growing our businesses in our "rock star" economy (well some sectors anyway).
The Government budget shows a surplus, however, it's a shame that we didn't recognise the signs and act quickly enough to prevent the current skills shortage among our population, we haven't managed to provide sufficient housing for those in need and we haven't eliminated child poverty in New Zealand.
My personal goal is to help as many businesses in New Zealand as possible to operate at levels of optimum financial performance so that our local economy will continue to grow with the intention of eliminating unemployment.
Have a relaxing Christmas break with family and friends and I'll see you in the New Year.
By Dean Dalton DBA
Director, DaltonPlan® Business Action Planning Limited