Congratulations! You have created the outline of your plan for your ideal future. You have a great overarching goal. You know what this structure will look like – at least from the outside, in a very specific way. But a plan is more than a shell. It provides exact specifications for each part. Likewise, your overall goal is made up of a number of smaller goals.
Let's take a few pieces on this plan! Just like you don't jump from an empty shell to a fully completed house, you don't jump from where you are today to achieve a fully realized overall goal. Just as your house will have clearly defined rooms, your master plan will have clearly defined sub-goals.
This is the business goal of Part 1: In the next 24 months, I want to start a coaching and consulting business together with high-potential, high-performing affluent women who want to dedicate time and energy to create their ideal life and / or businesses and I want to have a constant income of $ 1 million from direct services and $ 1 million in passive income while not working more than 20 hours per week, no more than 30 weeks per year.
Sub-goals can include: 1. Identify ways to get in front of my ideal clients. 2. Develop compelling reasons for these women to choose my services. 3. Create materials for live coaching programs at your own pace. 4. Create an efficient registration and distribution system.
Create a logical flow
Each of these represents a part on the plan. The next step is to see how these pieces will fit together the best. What is the optimal flow in space? How big will each piece be? How does each relate to the others? This is accomplished by organizing and fleshing out the sub-goals. When entering a house, does it make sense to enter a bedroom? Probably not. But could the kitchen or the office make as much space as the living room? Could be. The parts of your plan should be organized in a way that makes sense for you. Likewise, your sub-goals should follow a logical path for you.
The above goals might work well in the order they were originally presented. But there are other setups that work well.
1. Develop compelling reasons for these women to choose my services.
2. Identify ways to present yourself to my ideal clients.
3. Create an efficient registration and distribution system
4. Create materials for live coaching programs at your own pace.
It might make more sense to put systems in place before you act.
Rearrange your sub-goals until you have a flow that works for you. Then define the purpose of each piece. Be very explicit. Expand and clarify each goal using the S-M-A-R-T model.
A good architect understands that every project can have what seem to be limits. A good plan helps to uncover these potential limits or obstacles so that the architect and the client can figure out how to overcome these real or perceived obstacles. Doesn't it make sense, then, that you want to examine the potential obstacles to reaching your goals? If you can identify potential obstacles, you can make a plan to overcome them.
This is Sub-Goal # 4: Create Material for Coaching Programs Live and at Your Pace.
Rewritten as an S-M-A-R-T lens, it would look like this:
Over the next six months, reuse, recombine, and expand the current articles, exercises, and workshop materials to create a cohesive two-day workshop, two-hour promotional workshop, six-part teleclass, and two courses online in four parts. What are the obstacles to achieving this goal? What action planning is needed to overcome the obstacle?
Break down barriers through planning
Obstacle 1: There may be time limits. Action plan?
Review the schedule and create a number of short periods of time to devote to writing.
Obstacle 2: There may not be enough material. Action plan?
Ask guest authors to contribute. -OR- Search for additional material.
Hire a researcher.
Pilot the material and add contributions from the discussions that followed.
Use quizzes or focus groups to generate content.
Using your plan
Do you get the idea? When you look at your plan from the widest perspective, fine tune to understand the overall interior, then narrowly focus on the exact contents of each room, you will have the building of your dreams. Your Goals Plan provides you with the big picture and the specific details you will need to create the life of your dreams.
Keep your plan handy. Remember that sometimes when one room (sub-objective) is completed, you might want to change other rooms. It's OK – it's a work in progress – it is, after all, your glorious and ideal life. Make all the upgrades you want! You can be the DIYer from the first vision to the finished project – if so, that's great. You might want a council of friends or a great life architect to give you some advice along the way. Go for it! It is never too early to start working on the life of your dreams.