Stop Making Excuses for Not Planning

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One of the commonest excuses for not doing any planning is the further you look ahead the harder it is to predict what will happen.

This is at best a poor excuse for not putting the work in to create a good plan and, at worst, a formal statement that you have chosen to abdicate responsibility for your future to everything but your own initiative.  Not a great place to be.

I have found that for my clients, and for my own business, the most effective planning timeline is ninety days.  This is a short enough time period to enable detailed planning of what will get done (allowing for your assumptions about what will happen in the market place) and, a long enough time frame to get some important stuff done.

Why not try out this discipline by putting aside a half day this month to plan for the next 90 days.