R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about a dream system that will make it easy to execute business plans.
Folks, Shawn here with you. If you’re watching this video, you’re probably thinking about planning, and planning doesn’t have to be boring. It can be done well, and it can be done easily, and I’ve come up with a system.
I’ve worked for many years. I’ve built two businesses, a law firm, and a business strategy firm. I’ve also helped my clients build countless other businesses, so I’ve seen what works. I’ve seen what doesn’t work, and I know how to make effective plans, and that’s what I want to talk to you about today.
How do we build effective plans? What do we do? And it’s a simple process, and as I’ve spent years speaking and training and working with others, I’ve come up with a very simple process to come up with a plan that you can really use, that your teams can use to pull things together because we need everybody going in the same direction. We need to bring the teams together, so how do we do this? How do we build a plan that really works? And it can all be summarized by the word dream. D-R-E-A-M, five steps. I’m going to run through them with you – very simple process. You can use this in your boardroom. You could use this in meetings. You can use this with your teams to make sub-plans to execute things.
# 1 You have to have that dream, that vision. Where are you going? What’s your big, 10-year goal, where you want to be? What do the owners want their lives to look like? What does the business want its life to look like? Know where you’re going in 10 years.
# 2 You need to relate that dream into steps. What steps are you going to take to get from where you are now to where you want to be in 10 years? How can we do that step-by-step? So build that part.
# 3 You want to evaluate what changes are necessary. You do not have the skills to be where you want to be in 10 years. Something’s got to change. There’s got to be new things added, new skills, new offerings, maybe new employees, and new divisions. Whatever needs to happen, we need to understand what changes are necessary.
# 4 We need to adjust for a timeline. We’ve built these steps, we’ve built these processes. I guarantee you, the first time through, everything will not fit neatly. So now we went to figure out how we’re going to adjust things to come together.
# 5 We’re going to modify as needed. Those things are going to develop. Things are going to change at different paces. Some things are going to develop quicker than expected. Some things are going to develop slower than expected. We need to modify as we go to make sure we’re getting where we want to be.
And that’s a really simple five-step process you can implement. If this is something you’re thinking about doing, if you’re ready to implement that plan, and you’re serious about your company, pick up the phone; give me a call. Reach out to me at mcbrideforbusiness.com.
Check out my R. Shawn McBride Fans and Audiences page if you just want to get some background information and understand what’s going on in the business world and the planning world, great info and tips for you there. McBride for Business YouTube channel is there for you as well, and let me know how I can help you. Reach out, drop me a note on the fan page, or check us out at McBride for Business, and make sure you get your business evaluation checklist at mcbrideforbusiness.com. It’s stuff that will help you make sure you’re getting the most value out of your business. I’m Shawn, I’m looking forward to talking with you again soon. Follow your dreams, folks.
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About the Author
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.