Provisional Plan or Promise? 

I asked a husband and wife business owners a simple question. How are you doing?

The wife jumped in first -- sharing how stressed she'd been since her husband brought up buying a new home.

It was the latest round in a series of miscommunications. A well-worn pattern they were clueless to stop -- until I introduced them to provisional, plan, and promise.

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Consider this:

  • Which is your tendency -- to speak provisionally or only when there's a thought-out plan?
  • How often do you promise things you may not be able to deliver?
  • Use the language of provisional, plan, promise -- both when you speak and when you're listening to others.

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About the author

A former CPA, my career started at a Big 5 accounting firm. As part of the Family Wealth Planning group, I saw the challenges of family business and family wealth. Those challenges often overshadowed the enjoyment of working with family. I was convinced there had to be a better way, but could not find anyone who could help navigate the intersection of family, business, and wealth. Determined, I left my career in finance and earned a Masters in Psychology.
In the almost two decades since, I have learned how families can thrive -- even when business is personal. Let me help you, your family, and its business thrive.

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I am based in Charleston, SC and serve clients across North American and abroad.

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