Plan your work and work your plan!
If you haven’t considered your business plan for this year, and the business networking needed to generate results, the best time to start is NOW!
Here are four very basic steps to begin your business planning for 2024:
What is your 1–3-year vision, or 30,000-foot view, of where you want your business to be, lifestyle to be, and relationships to be (or not to be)?
What are your 6-12-month goals, or 20,000-foot view, of what you need to do in order to make your vision a reality?
What are your 3-6-month projects, or 10,000-foot view, of what you need to do in order to make your goals a reality? Think about the little things (Projects) that will result in bigger things (Goals).
You’re on the runway now so what are the steps, or actions, you need to take this month, this week, or today to chip away at your projects? Again, little things lead to bigger things. Of course, actions speak louder than words.
Schedule your actions in your calendar to make sure you are planning your work and working your plan. Block that time and don’t let any other meetings interfere (unless unavoidable) with the time you need to work on those action steps. Remember, “sales” meetings can be scheduled at other times and those times can also be blocked!
Jab, jab, hook, block!
“A good plan violently executed right now is better than a perfect plan next week.”
– George S. Patton
What is your business plan for this year?