“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
― Maya Angelou
In December I was offered the opportunity to get involved in a special project. It was a new and exciting opportunity, something as I’d never done before.
It went on to my goals list, and I made my commitment to the organiser.
My bit is now done and the project is being finalised. Yay!
Stay Tuned! Next week I’ll be announcing my exciting news!!
Strategic Planning For Success And Healthy Living
Creating a Strategic Plan is an important aspect of achieving more of your goals; whether that’s for your personal or business life. It helps you to map out the what, when, how and who aspects of progressing and achieving your goals.
Being strategic is not about trying to do everything. Trying to do this will drain your time, energy and money, and may even lead to burnout! It certainly won’t support you in achieving your key goals.
Strategic planning is about mapping out your direction and the things you will do to maximise the outcomes of higher order priorities. And, about conserving the time, energy and money that you required to achieve your goals.
5 Essential Elements To Incorporate Into Your Strategic Planning
In order to create an effective plan for achieving your goals, which is based on higher order priorities, it is essential that your have clarity around the following five key elements:
Based on/in line with
- your mission
- your vision
- highest order goals?
- highest values?
- your offerings – the resources you have available to progress your goals in terms of – skills, knowledge, experience, people to available to assist, things
Do you have a strategic life plan and business plan which incorporates each of the above 5 essential elements? If not, I strongly suggest you schedule time to do so if you want to successfully achieve your goals.
Empower yourself today by taking at least one step today that will move you closer to your goals!
If you feel stuck, uncertain or overwhelmed about writing goals that you’d really love to achieve, or want some guidance with implementing your goals, then I’d love to assist you. Take action today by contacting me to have a FREE initial discussion.
Once you have reviewed where you are now and written our your goals. The next step is to create and write a Strategic Plan of how you’re going to get there. This is essential whether your planning your own life, or whether you are planning another aspect of your life such as your business or finances.
What is Strategic Planning?
Strategic Planning is a process of decision making, which looks at future direction and how to achieve successful outcomes. With the desired end in mind, you then work backwards through each key stage of what’s required and how you’re going to get there, up to where you are now.
Some elements of the Strategic Planning process may be continuous, while others may be smaller parts or projects which have specific start and finishing dates within the bigger strategic plan.
5 Reasons Why Strategic Planning Is Important For Achieving Your Goals
There are lots of reasons why strategic planning is important for life planning and business planning! Here are five reasons why it’s significant part of achieving your goals.
The Strategic Planning process:
- Is a Process of defining direction – it gets you visioning and thinking about where you want to be.
- Defines goal setting – it gets you to define and refine the specific outcomes you are looking to achieve.
- Identifies actions required achieving goals – it gets you considering the key steps and actions required to progress your goals.
- Clarifies resources required to execute actions – it gets you looking at the resources you currently have and those you will have to seek out in order to implement your plan.
- Guides implementation of strategy for goal getting – it gives you a solid plan for taking action, measuring progress and seeing where you may need to make adjustments to achieve your desired goals.
Strategic Planning is an important part of progressing and achieving your life and business goals. So, once you have written your goals using my SMARTIES formula, complete the Strategic Planning step.
Empower yourself today by taking at least one step today that will assist in progressing your goals!
If you feel stuck, uncertain or overwhelmed about setting, planning or implementing goals that you’d really love to achieve, or just want some guidance, then I’d love to assist you. Take action today by contacting me to have a FREE initial discussion.
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
– Jim Rohn