“Life will not go according to plan, if you do not have a plan” – Gary Ryan Blair
Great companies do it every year.
High performing executives consider its maintenance among their top 5 activities.
Smart department heads do it in addition to whatever the company comes up with overall.
Successful individuals do it almost without thinking about it.
What is it?
Strategic Action Planning!
Corporations practice strategic action planning to provide a greater return on equity. They want to make sure all departments and employees are utilizing their time and activities in a way that will return the greatest amount of profit.
Strategic Action Planning then is a method used to ensure that you are utilizing your time and activities in a way that will return the greatest amount of energy, or life experience.
Personal Action Planning
Once you learn the fine art of action planning and execution, you’ll know how to pick up from where you are right now, and create the life you want.
Imagine for a moment that your life is a business. Your goal should be to get the highest return possible on the investment of yourself in everything you do.
In other words, your time and your energy – mental, emotional, and physical energy – are investments. Your time and energy are your personal equity.
A business wants to maximize how it invests its equity, because in business, everyone knows and understands that equity is limited. We have only so much.
Isn’t the same true of your personal time and energy?
So it makes sense then, that you need to strategically plan how your investments are being made, so that you can maximize them to get what you want.
Planning is a Process
Strategic action planning is a disciplined thought process, which produces fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide who you are, where you are going, what you do, and how, when and why you do it. All of this is done with a focus on the future.
In fact, every minute you invest in planning your goals, activities and time in advance saves ten minutes of work in the execution of those plans. That’s precisely why STRATEGIC ACTION PLANNING will give you a return of ten times, or 1,000% on your investment of mental, emotional and physical energy.