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Failing to plan is planning to fail

Posted by: In: Blog 05 Aug 2016 Comments: 0

“A good plan implemented today is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow.”

John works for a landscaping company. He manages teams on different sites, needs to manage expectations with customers and his superiors and also ensure that he is productive and effective. Now this can be a daunting task, if you don’t properly plan. In the beginning John battled and he dropped the ball by forgetting and not getting to stuff, or should I rather say, was unable to manage expectations. Without proper planning, priorities tend to get missed and we loose sight of what really needs to to be done. But what does proper planning mean?

Proper planning is build on the foundation of discipline. The discipline to close of everyday at the end and reviewing accomplishments and what still needs to be done. Then plan the next day with tasks divided into two categories – 1) Imperative tasks (no more than 6), that what needs to get done today and is not negotiable 2) Important task, that was needs to get done to help you achieve your goals. The final steps John applied was to prioritise each task. This would help him to starts his day with flow and a focus on high pay-off activities. All he needs to do is follow the plan and it works like a conveyor belt. No time gets wasted on wondering what to do or jumping between task with the idea that he is multi tasking. John now get things done – and his clients love him for this!

What does your daily planning look like?

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