Did You See Your Shadow? What Groundhog Day Has In Common With Your Strategic Goals

Uncategorized Feb 02, 2016

Today is Groundhog Day; the day many have traditionally waited to determine how close we are to spring.  According to Wikipedia,  “Groundhog Day is a traditional holiday celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks.”

Groundhog Day has come to have greater meaning for me over the years.  It marks a significant milestone in the business strategic planning process.  Based upon my personal experience and my experience working with hundreds of business owners, most strategic plans begin to unfold in the first quarter of the year.  I call it seed planting time.  Most, if not all, momentum surrounding strategic plans occur within the first ninety days of executing them.

Groundhog Day let’s us know that we have roughly 60 days left to complete the execution mode of our most significant plans.  It is the moment when the pulse should be checked to determine how much has been accomplished, what needs to be adjusted, and what fires need to be lit moving forward.

Groundhog Day is a defining moment!

So I ask you, did you see your shadow today?

As you rose from the weeds of the business hustle and bustle, how much have you actually achieved?  If you’ve made significant strides and opportunity is starting to develop or expand, you’ve done good and the spring will certainly be a season of growth.  If you instead find that you are continuing to repeat patterns and nothing significant has been accomplished, you can expect it to be a long, long winter.

About Lisa Anderson and Anavo Transformation Solutions LLC

Lisa is a Strategic Business Advisor who knows through first hand experience what it takes to grow and run a successful business.  She knows what it really means to remain in the game because she’s done it for 18 consistent and consecutive years.  She knows what is required to take a business from start up to multi million dollars in annual revenues.  She has successfully developed, coached, and implemented growth strategies that have helped hundreds of businesses succeed.  She knows what it’s like to own and operate multiple businesses simultaneously.  As a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Leadership Coach, and an Adjunct Professor of small business concepts, she not only has experience, but the credentials to go along with it.   Unlike other Strategic Advisors, SHE IS someone one who walks the talk!  

Lisa Anderson Founder and CEO of Anavo Transformation Solutions LLC which helps CEOs achieve their full potential  and build profitable, bankable, scalable, sustainable, and ultimately sellable businesses.  The home of the P.U.L.S.E. Profit Method For Today’s CEO, Lisa and her team of Strategic Business Advisors help organizations plan their vision, understand key impact indicators, leverage resources, scan opportunities and threats and execute their plan.  For close to 30 years, Lisa has helped hundreds of business grow while maintaining a healthy and profitable bottom line.


Do you want to work with a leader who has a track record of running highly successful businesses and has already helped hundreds of other small businesses launch and grow?  Or do you want to stay where you are forever?  The choice is yours.

If you are an entrepreneur who is ready to take your business to the next level or if you are ready to get out of the weeds and take control of your business, schedule a 30 Complimentary Consultation with me today.

I also invite you to explore my website and learn more about how I can help you with your business, www.AnavoTransformation.com.

See you at the finish line!

Carpe Diem!  Seize the day!

Lisa D. Anderson
Strategic Business Advisor & Virtual CFO
Anavo Transformation Solutions LLC


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