The path to success is to take massive, determined actions.” ― Tony Robbins
When you fail to implement your goals, plans, and strategies, success will be out of reach – this is not a news flash
Over on our previous blog, we delved right into what it takes to plan for your business’s success. The planning stages can be overwhelming, intense, and stressful, but you need to stay focused for the incredibly important next step. You are only halfway there.
In this blog, we are going to share what it means to have an ideal action plan and what it takes to remain accountable.
An action plan plays a vital hand in your business’s journey and success. It can help you to:
– Prioritise business goals
– Understand what you need to accomplish in order to grow and scale
– Create timelines and deadlines
– Stay ahead of problems
– Take the right steps at the right time
– Clarify and assign tasks
– Achieve business success
…and go from where you are now with your business to where you want to be.
Structure your thoughts, efforts, and goals with these three actionable steps
FACT: 13% of small businesses collapse because they lose focus, while 7% are doomed by their failure to pivot. (Source: CBInsights)
Do you know your goals for the next 12 months?
Goal setting may not be child’s play, but to pen down an annual growth strategy is invaluable to any business.
To actually reap the benefits of a business plan, it takes commitment and action (that’s what we do inside our Planning 4 Success 8-week online course).
It’s the new financial year and the best possible time to re-evaluate and plan for your next 12 months – so start listing your goals for the next year.
It’s a simple strategy: Write down what you want to achieve, then get out a calendar and start mapping it all out. Then break down your goals into smaller tasks and jobs to make it more manageable, achievable, and realistic.
Next, unlock the power of the 90-day action plan
While an annual plan is extremely helpful in redirecting your business and staying the course, believe it or not, 90-day action plans are where the magic begins for any business. It is critical to your achievement and boosts your momentum.
All you need to do is focus on the actions you will take to accomplish your short-term business goals.
Essentially, your 90-day action plan is an extension of the annual plan – it gives you more control to steer the business and operations in the direction you desire every day. Maybe you want to launch an ebook in 3 months? Whatever your bigger business goals are, break them down into small, sharp, and strategic steps.
This means that you will need to have the ebook and the marketing material ready by a certain date. Then you need to ensure there is enough time to launch and promote it to the world. This requires getting your emails, newsletters, and promotional posts ready to go. If you work with a team and share the load, assign tasks well in advance so everyone knows what needs to be done and by when.
We are all dreamers, but only a handful of us are achievers. What about you?
You may have the greatest idea, most talented team, an unmatched business plan, and the ambition, but if you slack off when it comes to implementation and taking action, there is no one else to blame.
As a business owner, you have built this amazing business with a focus on goal setting and action plans. It will all have been for nothing if you do not stay accountable to this very plan.
Only when you implement these steps you can expect results. Don’t let procrastination, ignorance, and lethargy get the best of you.
Do what you must to shake off anything that is holding you back from great results – push yourself, commit to a schedule, get an accountability buddy (or ten of them), celebrate milestones and wins, or find an expert or a mentor to guide you.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. ― Peter F. Drucker
Take the first step to lead your business to massive growth and success
If you are a business owner and want to steer your business in the right direction towards your end-goals, or more time and money, our Planning 4 Success 8-week online course is the boost you need.
Inside it we cover:
- Your why
- Vision and core values for the next 12 months
- Budget, KPIs and the numbers
- Target market, ideal client, and value proposition
- Identifying opportunities, vulnerabilities, and your most critical challenges
- 12-month goals
- 90-day goals and action plan
Are you ready to seize the day?
Take your first step to business success and register for our 8 week online course here
Alternatively, if you have a burning question or wonder how this course will help you specifically, don’t keep it to yourself … book a call with us here and let’s talk.