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12 Week Business Booster

ONLINE COURSE | WEEK FIVE | 90 DAY PLANNING

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WHAT COULD YOU ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 3 MONTHS?

Fortune favours the person who plans!

But how do you do it effectively and flexibly, especially when there are lots of moving parts and different people involved?

The world is awash with journal style planners and templates, some better than others.

We’ve taken the latest thinking from behavioural science,  positive psychology and real world business to make the 90 Day Rocket Planner™

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Watch this short video below…

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We’re all different in how we code time and progress… but it works out that most people naturally think and act in 3 month blocks, or thereabouts.

It’s thought this is partly due to how far we can reasonably foresee how key factors will interact and is also far enough ahead to have white space in the calendar to play with and allow for details to slot in as they emerge. It also fits with seasons and how we’ve traditonally organised fiscal years into quarters or academic years into terms… it seems there’s something about our biology, behaviour and culture that follows this 90 day pattern.

Years ago there was more focus on the developing detailed 12 month plan and then the 6 month project became popular… but with new science reflecting old wisdom and the speed of change in the world ever increasing, the 90 day approach has shown to be the most effective.

It’s a big enough chunk of time to make significant progress towards your goals …even to project completion in some cases.

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I recommend using this planner to plan the key actions for your whole business, at least initially. You can do this yourself or if you have a small team you might like to include them in the process as a workshop. If you have a large team, you may like to have a planner for each department, which feeds into the master plan.

⇓ Download and print out the the 90 Day Rocket Panner™ PDF version (above) on the largest sheet of paper you can. Or download the Google Doc version if you’d rather complete it electronically (recommended browser is Googe Chrome – you can convert it to your usual word processing app). Work through filling in each section, referring to the guidance notes below.

 

STEP ONE: Identify Your Rockets
Note: If you’ve already completed the Vision Canvas you may have already identified your rockets and now’s a good time to review these.

Fill in your start date on the planner (e.g. today), revisit your one year plan and summarise this at the top for context and to remind you of this year’s bigger picture. Also fill in the week commencing fields e.g. wk com 29/06 – referring to a calendar. These will be the same dates going down vertically through the rows and are just repeated for ease of reference.

What are your Rockets?  They are the most important priorities for the next few months, linked to your one year plan and ultimately your vision for the future. Thinking about the next 3 months, what are the big things you need to progress to move your business forward to meet your goals?

Include the the destination(s) you’d like to reach within this three month period, so you can track your success.

example:
Rocket
– Launch New Zokit Hub in City X

Destination – Launch event successfully completed with 20 founding members identified

There are 5 rocket rows on the planner. It’s suggested to keep between 3 and 7 big rockets. You can add more rows if needs be.

Write/type in your rockets (and 3 month destination for each one) in order of importance on the planner.

STEP 2:  Decide on Your System

I’m always surprised by all the wonderfully different ways people fill in the planner.  Some prefer to use cut up post-it notes or page flags, some use pencil and eraser or others type using their computer. Some might use colour coding or symbols to denote if the the action is to be carried out by them or a team member, or to denote different types of actions. It’s completely up to you! Do what’s most useful for your business and how your mind works. The most important thing here to focus on planning the actions that get results and not mindless busy work!

STEP 3:  Make A Start Planning The Actions

I usually find the best approach is to just get started, focusing on your Number 1 Rocket first.

As you start filling up the weeks, you may notice…

  • Which actions are actually the most important and which can be delayed or even dropped
  • Where you’re trying to do too much at the same time and whether actions need to spread out across the timeline more or need to be delegated
  • What dependencies emerge or discover things that can actually be done independently/concurrently
  • How you need to plan and match resources to achieve actions
  • How you’d like to spend your time
  • How exciting and motivating it is to see your business developing across the next three months!

Using a pencil/eraser or post-its means you can easily move actions around as you start to build the picture of your next 90 days. If something unexpected happens, you can amend the plan as required.

Top Tip: if using post-its, once your plan is ‘done for now’ you can use unstickable sticky tape to fix the post-its more securely in place whilst still alowing you to resposition them if needs be.

Use your 90 Day Rocket Planner™ as an active document to keep track of business success and plan flexibly to reach your goals in the best possible time.

    50min.

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    Now you have your 90 Day Rocket Planner™ completed, where will you display it, who else do you need to involve and what are your first actions for blast off?

    5min.

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    See you next time!

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