In my last blog on the subject of Focus I described a method of prioritising; simply putting tasks in 3 levels of importance. It’s a method that’s less sophisticated than the famous 4 box model of Urgent vs Important, but probably more practical for many of us. Today’s blog, still on the topic of focus, is about a subject close to my heart as an Accountant….Business Plans! And yes, Accountants do have hearts!
In my eBook on Focus I ask these two questions:
Does the business have a business plan that is rolled out across the business?
Does the business regularly check or review its business plan?
I accept that many businesses find it hard to create a business plan. Why plan when things are changing so often? I don’t need money from the bank so why do I need one of those standard business plan documents that you can just Google? These reasons are common and I’m not going to debate them today – read my FREE eBook for the answers.
What I’d like to focus on today (no pun intended) is the process of reviewing a plan during the time that the plan is being used. The main three points I’d like to make are:
And that’s the power of focus – it means you can concentrate on getting the most important things done and reduce the chances of being distracted, whether it’s by squirrels (see previous my blog) or other equally unimportant things.
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