There are many advantages of planning, from getting organized in terms of the daily to-do lists, logistics, teamwork, etc., and these are all contributing to your efficiency and productivity.
However, what is more important than getting your ducks in a row, is the effect it has on your perspective, perception and mind-body-emotional wellbeing with the surprising (or not) knock-on effect of the flow of abundant prosperity into your business.
The moment you have created a plan, you have a big-picture summarizing the details. That big-picture where you can see what you have planned at a glance, gives you the power of stepping into the role of CEO of your business, allowing you to step back so that you can make strategic decisions.
It is when you are lost in the details without that overall plan that you become overwhelmed and anxious.
It’s true what Joel A. Barker said, “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision is just passing the time. Vision with action can change the world.” And it will certainly change the world of your business and life.
Being disorganized and just reacting to your business without a strategic plan, means that you move from crisis to crisis.
Embarking on any project is rife with doubt and when things do not go according to your expectations, you take it personally and you see feedback as criticism.
This affects your self-believe, self-worth, self-efficacy into confirming to yourself that you are not good enough, not smart enough, not worthy enough to make a success of anything. Now you feel out of control and are in victim-mode.
Having a vision and executable plan contributes to you feeling more in control, gaining evidence of taking purposeful actions with great results. Now you are in a position to change your mindset about yourself.
Vision gives you purpose and pulls you forward, getting you out of bed in the morning. A strategic executable plan of this vision is like having your vision on steroids.
When you experience the results of purposeful actions, the joy of that releases the optimal neuro-cocktail of Dopamine, Nor-adrenalin and Serotonin in your brain, pumping these neuro-transmitters through your body. Your immune system is boosted and every cell in your body is having a party.
With your new CEO perspective and appreciating yourself more, suddenly you find yourself being confidently relaxed instead of overwhelmed and anxious.
This starts a new cycle of positive energy and the law of attraction is bringing you more to be positive about.
As Wayne Dyer said, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at, change.”
New Way of Being
What you are creating now is a whole new way of being including new thoughts, new beliefs, new mind-body-emotional states and of course new results.
This new way of being has far-reaching ripple effects that re-enforces and integrates the new way of looking at and experiencing your business. This then also reverberates through out your life. Sounds inviting, doesn’t it?
You will find yourself letting go of control and not be so attached to things working out exactly the way you expect them to.
You now know that you can focus on one thing at a time and you can park the rest, because you have taken care of them in your plan.
You don’t have the sense of urgency and the feeling of chasing an impossible deadline that sends you spiraling into anxiety.
You don’t compare yourself to others and beat yourself up because of not measuring up anymore, because you have changed to creating your business and there is no reason for competition any longer.
Everything in your business and life has changed, because you have created a vision and a plan to execute your vision.
Would that be worth your time then?