Strategic Coach Teaches Readers How to Plan for a Joyful New Year

Allison Rimm has a plan: To help readers plan for a joyful life. Join her at the Boston Public Library on January 7th to learn how to make 2014 the most successful year yet.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

For many, the New Year represents a fresh start. As 2013 comes to a close, millions of people begin thinking about their hopes and goals for the coming year. But how many will actually enter 2014 with a plan?

Just as a successful business requires a mission and a plan, so does a fulfilling life. In The Joy of Strategy: A Business Plan for Life (Bibliomotion, September 17, 2013) Allison Rimm provides a structured, step-by-step program to create a business plan for life. Through conventional business techniques and unconventional wisdom, The Joy of Strategy is the go-to-guide for achieving personal and professional satisfaction.

In the book, readers will learn how to:

-Find their purpose in life
-Envision their idea of success
-Measure their overall satisfaction with the Joy Meter
-Perform a time and emotion study
-Get on a productive path and stay the course

Readers can find additional tips and strategies to achieving success and happiness on Allison’s blog. Here are five simple tools that readers can use to build a joyful New Year:

1.    Define a mission.
2.    Face and conquer any roadblocks.
3.    Create a vision of what success looks like.
4.    Develop a plan to achieve that vision.
5.    Execute your plan, and be accountable to someone else!

Click here to download a sample chapter from The Joy of Strategy.

As quoted in The Boston Globe, Allison shares how she achieves happiness and personal success in work and life throughout the day:

“I start each day by setting an intention. I just spend a few moments thinking about the really big things I want to get done today. I will not allow myself to get to the little things like the 150 e-mails. I keep the big things front and center so they guide my actions through the day, and by the end of the day, I will have accomplished those things.”

Upcoming author event:

Join Allison at the Boston Public Library (Central Branch in Copley Square) on Tuesday, January 7th to learn more about how to build a joyful plan. Allison Rimm will show participants how to get motivated, organized, and on their way to achieving their goals in 2014.

About the author:

Allison Rimm is a strategic planning and management consultant, coach, and award-winning educator who inspires individuals and organizational leaders to create breathtaking visions and plans to make them come to life. She has merged her passion for teaching and mentoring with her strong executive skills to create her professional development programs and the popular Business of Life™ workshops.

Praise for The Joy of Strategy:

"In her first book, Rimm helps the reader break free from inertia by choosing a mission that encompasses his or her interests and talents, envisioning what success is going to look like, getting past roadblocks, analyzing strengths and weaknesses, and making the most of our most precious commodity: time. ... While the subject matter is not new, the book makes change seem truly achievable. Readers who feel stuck in their lives will find Rimm's optimism infectious." —Publisher's Weekly

"This is a fantastic guide to living: well-conceived, beautifully written, filled with wonderful, real-life examples and inspiring messages. Rimm infuses the book with the credo for her own life – to laugh loudly, love deeply, and nourish all with food for thought. The Joy of Strategy is truly balm for the soul." —Suzanne Bates, CEO of Bates Communications, Inc., best-selling author of Speak Like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results

"One of academia's greatest challenges is mastering the essential art of mentoring. The Joy of Strategy not only provides the insight and tools to nurture the extraordinary talents of our young professionals; it demonstrates for mentors how best to mentor. This book should be required reading for organizations that want to reach their full potential." —Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Partners HealthCare