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Why Running a Race is Like Running a Business: Have a Plan

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Sep 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

I was in a hurry today because I didn't allow enough time between preparing for my race in October and getting this post ready. But in that process, I realized that I was making progress to achieving my goals, even if it didn't seem like it at the time. I have a plan to run a half-marathon in October, and that plan requires running a certain number of times a week. I had to do it today, and I did it, so I'm that much further towards my goal.

Business is the same way: when running a business, you constantly have requirements to meet and you have interruptions coming at you from all directions. But if you have the plan in place to ultimately meet your goal, you're going to take those steps. If you know what your plan is and you put effort into making sure that you take the steps that you need to take on a daily or weekly basis, you're eventually going to get there.

Even with goals, if you don't have a plan, you're going to struggle. So come up with your goal, figure out what your goal is, and then most importantly, make sure you know how you're going to reach it. Have a plan.


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Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney

Katherine founded Taylor Legal after serving for 10 years as Senior Assistant County Solicitor for Howard County Government, and 7 years as a commercial litigator at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, a premier law firm in Baltimore, Maryland.


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