Take time regularly to work on your business, not in your business is a statement we often hear as business owners. There was only one time that I heard of a couple who took this to its ultimate meaning. Each year, from year 1, they took a whole month off, to think and plan their business growth and strategy.
One of the most important steps in business success is planning. A business plan requires an action plan that will have specific and measurable results. Here is a suggested proven planning method that if you are truly committed to improving your management skills you can become a planning master overnight. What would it mean to you if you planned every business day on paper prior to the day starting?
- Block 30 minutes each week to review the week and your Quarterly plan and determine the actions you will need to take that week to achieve those results.
- Block 10-14 minutes daily to plan the day. No cell phone, no e-mail, no distractions, just planning.
- With your goals in front of you ask yourself if the activities you listed will help you achieve those goals.
- Prioritize your action items for the day. Put an asterisk next to your 5 most important (valuable) action items.
Category: Strategic Planning