One of the best planning tools that I have ever learned about is a strategy of breaking down the goals for the year into quarterly segments in the form of a 90-day Action Plan.
A 90-day plan is a framework for planning out how to get stuff done!
It is a snapshot of the goals, projects and tasks that are part of your overall business plan for the next upcoming 90 days. Your 90-day plan gets done every 90 days, and it’s a step-by-step plan.
The whole idea of a 90-day Action Plan is to say, ‘What do I have to do today that’s going to help me move closer to achieving my long-term goal? How many sales do I need? What systems do I need to create? How many people do I need to hire? Who do I need to train?’ Etc, etc, etc. That’s my 90-day plan.
Now a good tip is not to put too much into your 90-day Action Plan. Because what happens is you will quickly become overwhelmed and stuck by the size of the list of things you have included. And once you do, you’ll just crash and won’t continue on the plan.
The 90-day Action Plan is never going to be an exact science anyway. It is a guide and at the very least a rough idea of what will move your business forward. You want to try to stick to a fairly consistent pattern of what is achievable and what you can realistically get done in that time frame. If you start putting too many things in your plan, try to get to the top too fast, and you’ll struggle. You’ll fall over.
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