Creating a plan can clarify your objectives for the coming year but don’t just shove it in drawer. It is something that should become weekly, if not daily, reading material.
The following are ways to create a personal business plan that will help in achieving your goals and making your business productive.
1. START WITH A SIMPLE BRAINSTORMING LIST
Break down your role in the company into small parts and be sure it is comprehensive. This could mean taking each department that you oversee or are involved in, and breaking it down into further segments.
2. PRIORITIZE OBJECTIVES
Your brainstorming list probably contains an overwhelming number of potential starting points. The key is narrowing them down into a manageable and realistic number of goals.
Take your brainstorming list and organize it according to the biggest potential impact. You will also have some must-dos (if not tackled business will fall apart). Then you will have some items that are not necessary or don’t require much of your focus and perhaps can be delegated.
3. BE SPECIFIC
Once you have narrowed things down to a handful of rocks, be sure the plan includes specifics that will allow you to measure and track progress.
4. SET CHALLENGES BUT BE REALISTIC
A goal that doesn’t take much effort to accomplish is not really a goal. Setting an objective that has a slim chance of realization, however, amounts to little more than a hope and can leave you feeling discouraged .aim for a perfect balance between the two, something that stretches you but don’t break you.
5. SET DEADLINES
The beautiful thing about your personal business plan is that it is yours. You don’t have to wait until the start of a new year to create one. Set a deadline no matter what it is to keep you focused and provide a call to action.
6. SHARE THE PLAN
Show your plan to a colleague whom you respect, ask for feedback. This individual may think of an angle you have not. Equally important, this person will hold you accountable. It is a lot tougher to hit the eject button on a plan after you have shared it someone you respect. And everyone can use a cheerleader in the workplace from time to time.
7. REVISIT THE PLAN WEEKLY
Creating the plan is just the first step. Put the plan in a prominent spot where you are going to remember to review it or place reminders in your calendar. If you have got a great plan, it can and will inspire you every time you see it.
Building up a plan for your self is as building up your future, any business without a plan will always fall apart. Planning helps to make a business productive, resourceful and profitable. Once all these has been taken, you can invest on the business you desired and watch for the profitable end.