Rethinking Your Business Plan? Be sure to include this,
We are in the middle of a major business plan disruption, and all businesses are affected.Do you find yourself reacting to what happens every day because of all the uncertainty? Creating a new system, instead of reacting, is the most effective way to manage this disorder.
That plan does not have to be 5 years or 1 year in the future. In fact, I recommend something very short-term months, to plant you strong right now.
If you are smart, you will be rethinking your business plan right now.
I guide my clients in developing their 3-month plans. I created my business with a 3 month plan. This plan creates an openness for looking at current opportunities, as well as being creative and creating new opportunities or pivots for your business.
A bakery with a hot table now selling fresh farm vegetables. An app developed by a biotech company to track new cases. People sharing service for customers with an online business to keep their people employed. All of these old pivots came out of temporary planning.
Have you stopped because you feel you have to think about everything and that doesn’t seem impossible, even in the next 3 months? Let’s be honest: this situation is new to everyone, and we are all in the process of finding out what’s next.
That being said, it does not mean that doing nothing is the solution. You can ask for good advice from an experienced businessman, someone like me and others who have experienced ups and downs.
You can also ask good questions to your customers and prospects. Be skilled at meeting their needs. Think and feel your way through your options.
It’s time to dump her and move on. Very specific planning just as it is, if not, has a plan.
A temporary plan does not mean that you do not consider the long-term effects of your plan, especially financially. Do that too before you commit to your new 3-month plan.
But how do you create a new system, even 3 months, which is not just one big reaction? You and your business can be sent away with a system that looks forward to you right now. It can make recovery even more difficult.
This is where focusing on the impact of your business comes into play. Your Impact Purpose is one high-quality, comprehensive statement. It is more than a mission, it is more than a purpose, even more than Why. Strong interaction between you / your business and the contribution you make.
What we need right now. And honestly? We always need that exchange between us and others.
Your Impact Goal is focused on your values, so focusing on the impact means staying true to what is important to you.
With your Impact Purpose as your guide, you can change programs as quickly as needed, and stay on track. How your impact comes from your business should not be followed in one way or another. That is why it is so effective to focus on changing times like these.
You may be afraid to re-evaluate where your business is going. Running the proposed funding if trends continue may take a deep breath to refill.
If your impact is alarming, you may have difficulty coping with the rapid changes you are experiencing. I know that my fear of being seen starts whenever I increase my influence.
You must not let any of this stop you. This is an opportunity to rethink your future and the future of the world.
If you do, you can use that opportunity to rethink your role as a leader. I find myself more confident than ever by being there in ways I can support and inspire you with my leadership, even though I am still afraid to be seen too much. The same can be true for you: you also see ways to serve your customers, and you do it boldly.
Would you like to have a light bulb for your business right now? You can. Define Your Purpose for Effect, and Use It to Lead You Ahead.
The future may not look exactly as you envision it. That doesn’t mean it’s not an opportunity for your business to have more impact. It is an opportunity for you to lead in new ways.
When you sit down to rethink your business plans, what guides you?