Plan to Plan, All Year ‘Round

The more frequently you visit your plan, the more likely that you will achieve it. Staying focused on those objectives is critical to achieving them.

by | Jan 27, 2018 | 0 comments

Plan to Plan, All Year ‘Round⠀

I saw a big rush of excitement in December from business owners excited/anxious to build their new year’s plan for their business.⠀

Good. It’s necessary. In fact, it’s the ONLY thing that will get you from here to your dream.⠀

The only little problem is that oftentimes, that plan is built with best intentions and then sits there, untouched, for the rest of the year.⠀

Not much help then, is it? ⠀

Especially given that the First iteration is typically a bit of fiction and made up of best guesses. ⠀

That plan needs to become your backbone and your bible. It needs to be the one thing you visit every week or two to adjust and revise based on what’s transpired, and what you’ve learned.⠀

The more frequently you visit your plan, the more likely that you will achieve it. Staying focused on those objectives is critical to achieving them.⠀

If you can’t do it every week, at least make sure you’re doing it at month end and working forward at least a month.⠀

Use a tool that will automatically adjust your numbers (because you built a financial plan, right? RIGHT?) as you update your actual. This is important so you can see the impact your action has had on your ultimate end game. And, that micro detail helps you see just how doable those numbers are.⠀

Imagine this…⠀

You want to go from $40k per year to $100k this year. Sounds like a big leap, doesn’t it?⠀

It’s completely achievable, if you follow your plan religiously. It’s completely achievable without a major increase in work and time. That kind of leap is made up of micro adjustments and micro goals. It’s achievable because you have planned for it.⠀

But if you drop the discipline and continual check-ins, you will most certainly lose the progress.⠀

Let’s do this, and do it right!⠀

Tell me in the comments…

When you’ve made a plan, have you used it as your primary tool for managing your business, or did it fall into the Abyss of Good Intentions?

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Stephanie Hayes Business Strategist and Coach for Small Business and Entrepreneurs. What to do when you're feeling stuck in your business? How to scale your business to get sustainable growth? Stephanie is a business success coach for experienced entrepreneurs, creating detailed business models and plans (Vancouver).

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