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If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Have you heard this expression before?
Many of us have because planning things out it’s pretty important. Well, for me it is. I don’t just have a Plan A, I have a Plan B, C, D, you name it. I’ve been called a chronic over-planner.
do this regularly
Regularly setting aside time to plan out your next business steps should be a priority for any business owner or team. I strongly encourage you to do so for this coming year, if you haven’t done it already.
It’s probably best to plan things out BEFORE the start of whatever time period you’re planning. For example: if you want to implement a plan in January, it might be best to plan it by the end of December, but the first week of the month is fine.
The main question you should be asking yourself is: what growth do you want to achieve?
why should you plan?
A few factors come into play here.
Efficiency is probably one of the most important.
With a clear plan, you can focus on the important things. Instead of wasting time trying to figure out what you should be doing, you can focus on what’s most important for your success.
You’ll already know:
- What you should be working on
- What puzzle pieces are missing from your funnel or client journey
- What you need to do in order to crush your income goals
You know exactly what to do next! Once your ultimate goal is broken into microgoals (or steps, whatever you want to call them), you can easily work backwards to creative effective and efficient daily to-do lists. While working on what’s important almost guarantees you reach your goals, you need to actually work on them and complete them to the best of your ability.
Setting big goals helps get the creative juices flowing, allowing you to think outside the box. Don’t believe me?
Try this: for this coming month, decide on a big income goal.
Write it down and keep it in front of you on a post-it or something.
Get to work and take a mental note of what happens.
You’ll start to think of things you never thought of before.
Your research will have you finding out brand new ways to get traffic to your content.
That fun promo or giveaway you’ve been putting off suddenly gets a new lease.
It’s the same as an unexpected, yet important deadline.
Think about when you were in school and the teacher informed you on Wednesday that you were having a test on Friday.
How about when out-of-town friends visit and ask you if you’re free the next day?
You would get very creative with your time so you could study or clean, right?
the back of your mind
Let’s discuss your subconscious.
We’ve already talked about actively making progress by planning, goal setting and following through, but there’s another dimension of this.
Our subconscious mind.
Hopefully while we’re running through our daily to-do lists, daily chores or even sleeping, our subconscious mind is also working with us. If not, it might be time for some mindset work, like affirmations or gratitude journaling.
Planning and goal setting is important if you want to grow faster (or at all).
Business growth means you end up with more money in your bank account, more time with loved ones, and less time staring at the blank screen on your computer.
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