Are You Missing Opportunities To Build a Better Business?
Plan It - Do It - Review It
Time to read : 4 minutes
Time Saved : 5+ hours a month
Much of the time, in our businesses, we’ll carry out a project without really understanding whether or not it has been successful.
We might continue doing things the same way we always have… or not, but it’s difficult to grow a business without having key aims in mind and assessing whether these have been met.
Based on the ‘Plan. Do. Review’ strategy, I’m here to show you how you can set yourself up for success. With an intentional mindset, you can conserve precious time and still reach your goals.
This strategy can be applied to anything, from smaller on-going tasks, such as social media marketing, or your discovery or follow-up calls to networking and team meetings, mapping out your goals or creating your business model.
Setting your key objectives before taking action will optimise every opportunity that comes your way and help you to continuously improve in every area.
3. Work OUT your business
Once you’ve carried out the task, it’s now important to reflect on how it went.
Did you meet the objectives that you set out to achieve at the beginning?
Were you successful to the standard that you wanted to be?
Reviewing is all about balance. Think about what went well, but also what could have been done better. Don’t beat yourself up if you did not accomplish all of your objectives. Instead, use this time to constructively criticise as a springboard for improvement.
Incorporate these new findings into your aims for the next task.
The more you carry out this process, the more effective and evolved your business will become. This, in turn, will become an increasingly efficient use of your time and resources as you become better at figuring out the right things to do in YOUR business.
Remember, you can’t do everything at once or be all things to all people. The small investment of time you put into planning will ultimately save you so much time in the long run. You’ll understand what is worth repeating, and the results will follow. It’ll also help you to achieve a healthy work/life balance.