R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about focusing on your 10-year plans for your business.
Hey, folks. Shawn here with you asking an important question: how clear are you on your 10-year dreams? We talk a lot at McBride for Business when I’m coaching, consulting, keynoting, about what are your 10-year dreams? We really want to understand where people want to be in 10 years and these are deep. What do you want your life to look like? Where do you want to live? How do you want to be spending your time? What’s your family situation? How are you doing professionally? Where are you allocating the time at work versus your personal life and what are you doing when you’re working? We really want detailed specifics. And I want to ask how detailed is your 10-year plan. How clear is your picture of where you’re going to be in 10 years?
For many people, the answer is it’s very fuzzy. They have broad notions of things they want to do, but they haven’t worked out the details. I’m going to tell you, the more you work out the details the more you’re going to be able to get there because you need to be able to make decisions that are consistent with where you want to be in 10 years. And then this gives you a sounding board because you can constantly say that you’re doing something that’s driving you to your 10-year goals. Or is it something that’s distracting you from your 10-year goals, right? There’s a constant questioning. When you have that clear vision of where you want to be in 10 years, you can know whether what you’re doing is consistent with it and whether it works.
So how clear have you gotten on your 10-year plan? Have you taken the time to write it down and think about it and also analyze it? Does this get me there in 10 years? Is this consistent? Does everything add up? Do I have enough hours in a day to live the life the way I want to live it in 10 years and am I taking into account reality with the growth of children, changes with your parents, changes of economics throughout the world, and economic trends? Have you done all of this type of analysis?
You need to do that hard work now. When you have that very clear vision of 10 years out, we can start making very good plans, you know, and I am a planning guy. I like to help people build companies that stand the test of time and part of that is knowing where the owner’s going to be in 10 years.
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So what are you doing to build yourself and what are you doing for your future? Check out our business evaluation checklist. Write to me. Let me know how I can help you and your organizations do more. R. Shawn McBride signing off. Hope to hear from you very soon.
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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.