What’s the plan?

Ok, here’s the plan. It’s Monday morning and Ben was feeling just a little apprehensive with this first day of being officially ‘unemployed.’

Now I don’t know about but first thing in the morning tea needs to make an appearance before I’m ready to go. My colleague was no different, we chatted and I soon had his ear … after all he had asked for my help.

‘Here’s a routine for you Ben.’

The face dropped …

‘Routine? I’ve just left a routine after 15 years Charlie, and I’m not looking for anything similar just yet.’

‘Trust me now Ben, here, take a biscuit … before we start the day, take a look:’

Decide...

Know what you will be doing before your day begins. This will be your plan. Without it, you’re just making things up as you go along.

Prepare…

Know where you need to be and what you need to have with you to execute the plan. For instance, if your plan is to follow up the old contact list, you need to be organised, you shall probably need the names, the numbers, a reliable phone and a notebook.

Show Up…

Be ready, get yourself to wherever your plan says you need to be – on time and ready.

Do the Work…

Execute the plan. You’ve made a decision, so now is not the time to question motives or skip the steps. Show up. Do the work.

Repeat…

You will soon get the idea. We’re back to the top of the plan with ‘Decide’ again. Tomorrow’s day plan will probably be slightly different but, let’s look at it this way…

Look at how professional athletes work Ben, they work on all aspects of their game to achieve success. Like us their own goals may not change, the larger plan is constant with the daily plan looking a bit different. It’s the routine, the willingness to decide again and tackle what’s on tomorrow’s plan.

Nice and easy, keep it simple. Keep showing up and repeat the process, put the work in and understand that of course it’s not about the goal, it’s the journey isn’t it?

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