Monday, May 12, 2008
I know this sounds obvious, but the number of people I've met who have huge dreams and no plans astonishes me. The best way to make a plan that I know is to start with your end point and work backwards. Begin with your goal and of what would have happened just before you reached it, then what would have happened just before that, and so on till you reach the present day. Draw a graph of what you needs to happen when and be clear about the milestone, those key element that must be in place for your plan to work well. Put people's names to the milestone. And most important of all, make sure you create a budgets so you know what resources you'll have to call upon at each stage.
A plan should make you fell supported, secure, freed up. If it feels like a burden, you've got the wrong plan.