Conquer the Entrepreneur's Kryptonite: Simple Strategic Planning for You and Your Business
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This is a book for people with ideas.
Do you make plans that never get implemented? Are they overly complicated and fail because you simply can't stop planning until it’s perfect? Or do you refuse to plan because you care only about getting things done, but end up failing and causing chaos for those closest to you (spouse, partners, teammates, etc.)? Do you end up reworking projects instead of accomplishing your goals?
Let's find the happy middle ground—the sweet spot that combines planning and action! It's sure to be more than scribbles on a napkin, but far less than an overstuffed binder.
What is it that you want to achieve? Whatever it is, it’s not going to be easy. Not if it’s something BIG worth doing right.
But it can be made easier, and in doing so, make it look like it was easy to anyone who didn’t see the blood and sweat you poured into your idea. Let’s get to work!
had done. To his amazement, Alan found that he had accomplished every goal on the list except one…learning how to fly! Here was a list that he hadn’t even looked at, yet every goal was completed except for the one. How is that possible? It’s the power of writing them down! (I highly recommend reviewing them from time to time anyway!) Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire. Napoleon Hill Think and
doing so, you take one giant leap toward it. [I]f one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau Walden Be Present in the Future No matter the method used for creating the vision, it’s always about being present in the future. We are imagining our lives in the future. In the book Build to Last, authors Jim Collins and Jerry Porras coined the
for starting your business (financial freedom, owning your time, brining a product/service into the world, etc.). Capture both professional and personal objectives. They will support each other in most cases. Be specific and outline the overarching goals for your business…even if it may take decades to realize some of them. Imagine the impact of your business on your life, as well as any impacts that may outlive you. Download the SSP Template at ConquerYourKryptonite.com. SSP
purpose and he lives it out daily—even when he’s Clark Kent. After all, there are deadlines to meet at the Daily Planet. Being Overwhelmed The last chapter dealt a lot with multitasking and being distracted. If you don’t find some focus and attention, you’ll move quickly into the next area of un-productivity: being overwhelmed. It’s easy for it to happen. You bite off more than you can chew, either in your plan or with family or other commitments. There are only 24 hours in a day, and some
1,000 people for $100 each. What if you know your idea is great, but you can’t get the numbers to work? Perhaps you need to shift the business model. It could be that you’re simply charging for what should be free, and giving away what should cost a lot. Are you selling a product, or an experience? Do you give away DVD players and sell the DVD subscriptions? Do you give away razors, and sell the refill blades? Rethink your business to maximize profit and value. Forecasting Tools Unless you