When working on your new business start up, setting goals and objectives is crucial for success.
Even more crucial is creating an implementation plan and following through to deliver on those objectives.
Vision, which I wrote about in a previous blog is medium to long term, and goals should be short term, think 90-day increments. I know, super accountable eh.
Not unlike defining your your busienss, as covered in my last blog make your goals clear and concise, with 90-day deadlines or targets and …make them measurable to a deadline, a dollar amount and / or another numerical form of measurement.
For example $5,000 in sales in the month of May – break that down further X sales from Y clients = $5,000
While there are many goals to focus on when starting up a business …. I suggest Focusing on sales – without sales you don’t have a business, you have an idea
Goals should be short term
Make 90 Day Goals (include a theme – Sales / Product Development), and Create An Action Plan …
Within your action Plan Create 2 Week Sprints (Your Execution Plan) to Focus on Your Goals. In other words, tackle your 90 day plan – 2 weeks at a time
Then create a daily plan for each day in the 2 week sprint. create a daily theme, like sales, finances, operations
… And follow the plan, you must execute the plan, execution is everything
Your 2 week action plan should be pretty detailed and tied to how you are going to achieve your 90 Day goals
The night before detail your day (create a daily theme, like sales, product development, operations, finance …There is some psychology to that …
Pick 6 tasks or daily goals.
Focus on 1 task at a time.
Start with the first one and don’t move on to the next one until you finish the first one (IVY LEA – Bethlehem Steal).
Block & tackle / pomodoro.
Avoid task switching – contributes to a loss in productivity
At the end of the day, reflect regarding how you did. As mentioned plan your next day out at the end of the day.
Don’t worry about the outcome, focus instead on the execution
When you execute your plan, your outcomes will start to materialize
Review your challenges, successes, and failures every two weeks after each sprint
Then “Rinse & Repeat”, Do this every 2 weeks then do a major reflection at 75 days into your 90 Day plan.
Then after 90 days, start over again on your next 90 Days
This 9 step system is essentially a stripped down business plan giving your lean new business start up the tools that you need to start up fast, save time and money in the process and have the utmost clarity and confidence moving forward.
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