Focus on your Planning and your Destination !
What do we mean by that?
It’s very difficult to get where you want to go without a destination in mind.
Would you get in a car and just drive?
No I guess not!
To get from point A to point B you need a plan or a direction.
How often do we hear someone ask this question “Are we there yet?
and how does the person know if you are there yet if you are just out driving with no destination in mind?
In relation to our life and business we do need a road map to get where we want to be too.
So start with the end in mind… Set your purpose goals, write your clear business’ vision and learn how to build a great business by having a great plan & system so you are taking control of your time…
A wise man once said “We should spend 20% of our time planning. If that seems over the top, spend a little time calculating how much time it has cost you over the years fixing mistakes, redoing tasks, or simply mudding your way around, and 20% will start to look like a small amount of time.”
Using Sport as an example, Tennis player Serena Williams spends hours and days planning before her match. Her coach works with her to ensure she knows the game plan and with the ultimate aim of winning the match.
Therefore, never underestimate the power of a good plan. The key is to know what to put in it, and actually doing it too. This means understanding the goal setting process, and how this is achieved by more than simply having a good idea.
The OPIC Planning is one of eight business concepts that we use to coach Artists, Designers & creative business owners. It’s also part of our business workshop series that we run throughout the year.
Want to learn more about your goal setting process?