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Need a Great Plan? It’s Easier Than You Think

June 29, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about having a great plan in business.

Hey, folks, it’s Shawn here with you and I want to talk about the steps to make a great plan. You know, my keynote to The Three Laws of Empowerment talks about building plans, and its three steps: it’s preparing, planning, and protecting.

So, how do we build really great plans? How do we build really exceptional plans that really have a chance of working? What are the steps? People are always asking me, “what are the right steps for a plan?”

Well, number one we need to have a dream, we have to have a vision. That’s kind of the preparation, we need to know where we’re going with the plan.

Then, we need to figure out what the steps are. We’re gonna break down the plan into individual steps, where you do this, this, this, this, and this. Move towards our plan. Once we have the plans now the hard part comes.

Step three, we need to figure out what needs to change. And this is going to require some introspection and some thought because if you were able to get where you want to go, you’d already be there. So, something has to change. You need some additional training, you need a different mindset, you need to somehow break out of something. You need to get resources, you need to pair up with somebody. Something needs to change.

Once you have these three steps down, now we set a timeline.

And the fifth step is adjustments. Now we’re gonna work back through the plan. So, it’s a very simple way to come up with a plan, right? We have a dream and a vision, a set ten-year plan or more, of where we’re going. Once we know where we’re going, then we want to set the steps. How do we incrementally get there? Then we want to figure out what needs to change. There’s something that needs to be changed, or else we’d already have those achievements and success. Timeline, adjust it then refine it. Step five is you’re gonna have to refine it. I guarantee the first or second time you go through all this, not everything is gonna fit together. So, you’re really gotta work through it.

What plans are you working on? What dreams do you have? I’d love to hear in the comments. I’d love for you to reach out to me and let me know what you’re doing. I want to hear. We’re getting this community going here, we’re all in this together. What plans are you working on? How can we help you? Reach out, let me know what questions you have.

Check out the McBride for Business blog. McBride’s attorney’s blog as well for more technical legal stuff. Mcbride for business Youtube channel, great videos to help you in this process in planning. R. Shawn McBride public page on Facebook, like it, join it, be there, and then get that valuation checklist on Mcbride for Business and let me know what you come up with. Let me know how I can help you. Reach out, informal questions, I’d love to do some more videos for content that the audience needs. And of course I’m available if you need me in person, if you want to do some one on one work, coaching, bring me into your organization for training or keynotes, I am available, so let’s talk about whether there’s a fit there.

Looking forward to talking to you more. Let me know what you guys need because this community is all about you. So, R. Shawn McBride signing off and I’ll see you all 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. Josephine Eber.


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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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