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November 23, 2023 20 mins

“Every year I say I’m going to plan better. And it never happens.”

“I make great plans. But I never seem to finish carrying them out.”

“I’m a small business. My brand is ME…which means my planning is all about ME and what I’ll do. All the planning advice seems geared to big business.”

How many times have you said that?

If these scenarios resonate, you’re hardly alone. 

Planning can seem like a useless exercise. We attend planning workshops, make notes on our calendars, match tasks to dates ...and then nothing happens.

But as your business grows, you’ve probably been advised to get serious about planning. And yes, there IS a better way.

In this episode, I share...

...3 reasons why most planning doesn’t work (especially for small businesses)

...3 reasons why storytelling is a surprisingly useful planning tool 

...3 types of stories you can use for realistic planning (with examples)

...Why and how each type of story works 

...How to create a reward that will motivate you through the hard slog

RESOURCES 

The 12-Week Year by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington

Strategic Intensive Consultation for planning your business

90 Days To Complete Your Next Big Thing

Video Course: How to research your client’s backstory (and understand their motivation) 

 

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