I was recently planning a trip to Asia to work with several new clients. And with one of the clients, I needed to come up with the right plan because I wanted to make sure that the relationship started off right and that it was highly successful.
I believe that success happens because we plan for it to happen and when we take the time to create a great plan, great things can happen. So what goes into a plan, simply this, it starts with research. We need to see what we’ve done in the past, what worked, what hasn’t, what others have done and when you start off by researching it, then you’re ready to put that plan together.
The next thing we need to do is we need to write it, we need to write it down. A great plan is in writing because then you’re committed to it, then you’ll buy into it and you have something to fall back on when times get tough.
The next step is review it, review the plan, review the plan yourself but also, have others review the plan. Other people that have success in the areas that you’re trying to be successful can see things that you’ve overlooked, can find loopholes and can help you create a great plan and get the results that you want.
And the last step, implement it, make it happen. Don’t sit around and wait. Make it happen now because a great plan that’s implemented can yield significant results. Most great companies can come up with a plan but they have trouble implementing that plan. So focus on being accountable to implement your plan, get it done and achieve what it is that you are trying to achieve.