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A Powerful Way to Make Plans Even Better: Use This to Leverage Your Plans

July 17, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about improving your business plans.

Folks, it’s Shawn with you again today, and I want to talk about a powerful way to make your plans even better – something that not enough people do. You know, what I know the number one best way to make your plans better, to make them really realistic and to make them work and to make them achievable? Involve others.

There was a university study done years ago where a professor in California asked people to write their goals down, and they wrote their goals down and some people just never thought about it again, some talked to a friend, and some used a friend for accountability. It may not surprise you that the ones that wrote the goal down, talked to a friend, and used a friend for accountability had much higher achievement rates of their goals, they got there. The ones that didn’t do that stuff, they struggled, they had problems, they did not achieve their goal.

So, what are we seeing here? Talking to your friends, writing your goals down, all of these things are happening. But it’s also in the planning stages, when you build that plan, if you go talk to others, whether it’s your teammates at your company, whether it’s people on your project team, whether it’s classmates at school, or whether it’s other business colleagues, they’re going to find holes in your plan, they’re going to find things that you can do better. And you can use that knowledge and that information to do more, and to achieve, and to get to the level that you need to. So get other people involved in your plan. It’s a very powerful tool and it’s under-utilized and it’s easy to do. Jump on it, let me know how it works for you.

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Reach out to me, let me know how I can help you. Send me questions, if I see questions in the community, I’m going to answer them in videos. And if there’s some way I can help you individually, let me know, whether it’s coaching, counseling, planning, or working with your groups. I’m here and I’m ready to come out and interface with people and help people get to the next level, so reach out to me. R. Shawn McBride signing off for today, I will talk with you very soon.

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Niels Boegh.


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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.


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