We have to admit that we enjoyed this holiday season with shameless abandonment. If you enjoyed it as much as we did, you're probably making the same New Year's resolution as we are-to shape up. In fact, now is the time to make the resolution to measure and monitor your waistline. We're not talking about fitting into your favorite pair of pants, but rather about making the resolution to measure and monitor your business waistline.

Through our work with advisory firms around the country, we have found that many practice owners focus their energy on working in their businesses instead of working on their businesses. You have spent time, effort and talent to build a business because you love your work and because you're good at it-not because you enjoy the process of building and managing a business.

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