What do you think about when I say "plan ahead?" For us, planning a project and managing the mayhem of parenthood come to mind. While we love a good plan, sometimes it's challenging to stay ahead of a moving target. This week we welcome a special guest, attorney Gabrielle Lawrence. She's a master planner in her personal life and an estate planning attorney professionally, which takes the concept of planning ahead to a whole new level. We get the privilege of talking with her about how she approaches planning ahead, day and night, for herself, her family and her clients.
"Planning ahead" means different things to different people. Whether you're a small business owner or an estate planner, it's all about identifying your endgame. Sometimes you just need a kick in the pants to sit down and identify what that endgame is, exactly.
This episode's guest, Gabrielle Lawrence, is an attorney specializing in business, probate and estate planning (all while writing restaurant reviews, serving on a board and parenting a son who just turned one). Her mantra: We're never done planning ahead. Both in business and on a personal level, you don't just get to plan just once—it's an evolving practice.
As entrepreneurs, we need to remember that long-term planning isn't just for us. (And when it comes to estate planning, it's never for us.) It's for our families, staff, business and clients.
This week, Gabrielle tackles some of our toughest questions: Are we ever really done planning? How long should we wait before making a big decision? And what do meal prep and estate planning have in common?