How To Put Together Your Master Plan Quickly
But before I show you how to put it together, you first need to understand what a master plan is and what elements are included in a master plan.
A master plan is a short and concise plan that is a quick snapshot of what goals you want to achieve during a certain time period, whether that's a month, 6 months, a year, 5 years, whatever.
Your master plan must be goal oriented and not detail oriented.
Think of it as a snap shot of the big picture of your business.
That's all you want your master plan to be.
The elements of your master plan should be no more than 2 to 3 pages long, but really you should be able to summarize it on the back of a napkin or a small piece of paper.
Remember, you're only focusing on the big picture and not the details.
The simpler the master plan is, the better.
My recommendation is to categorize the elements into as few categories as possible, with no more than 3 to 4 categories.
For instance, an example would be these 3 categories...
traffic, relationship building, and product creation.
If you only focused on these 3 categories throughout your day, week, month, etc, you'll do extremely well at moving closer towards your business goals.
Once you put together your master plan, make it visible to you so you see it every single day.
If it's out of sight, it's out of mind.
You could possibly print it out (or write it down) on paper and post it on your wall.
You could possibly get a whiteboard and have it front and center at your desk or work station.
You could do a number of different things, but when you actually write down your goals and post them where you can see them daily, your chances of success greatly increase.
Look at your master plan daily.
When you start your day and plan out what you're going to do, ask yourself what you can do to move closer to your ultimate goal.
For instance, if you look at the 3 categories I mentioned above, ask yourself what you can do for traffic, for relationship building and for product creation today that will move you closer to your ultimate goal.
If you think about something that doesn't fall into those 3 categories, don't do it.
At the midpoint of the day, stop and evaluate what you've accomplished so far.
If you're making the right kind of progress, keep going.
If you've fallen off course, make a correction and get back on track immediately.
At the end of the day, you want to move your business forward in one way or another, no matter how large or small that movement is.