A Dream turn into Goals with a Non Stop Action Plan becomes REALITY!
Now read that a few times and really let it sink in! Here are two ideas on how you could develop your action plan. We have used this formula and have found that it works for both our business and on a personal level. Since our business is an extension of us we need to align both of these or your ying and yang will be out of whack! I just love the saying " If you wait for all the lights to turn green you will never leave your driveway!" So here is your plan to get moving NOW!
A. Create a Two Part Mission Statement. If you do not have one for your business develop one as soon as possible. This mission statement will describe what you want your business to be, your vision and how it will impact your customers. Let your staff and faculty see it so that they understand what it is you want the business to be or become. Once you have done that now create a personal mission statement for what you want the business to do for you. This is private and only needs to be shared with your family or very close friends. It is very important because you will be able to make all your decisions based on the principle of this personal mission statement. This may seem a bit selfish but if your business does not serve you then why are you going through the trouble of having a studio in the first place? You want your business to be more than just a hobby or worse, a job!
B. Create Goals and Action Plans. Once you have your mission statements set up you can then start to focus on your goals and the plans you will make to achieve those goals. Make both business and personal ones. I have found that the best way to do it is make a list of goals on the right side of a piece of paper. Leave room in between each one. On the left hand side of the paper write down the action you intend to take to help you reach your goals. Now set a time frame in which these goals will be achieved. A tighter time frame is best as it will make you work at your action plan with a bit more urgency.
Dance teachers are great at creating lesson plans for class and choreographing routines so developing a plan like this will be a natural extension to what you do best. Just make sure that you put action behind your plan!
Create Your Action Plan Now write down your goals. Decide what action you can take that would help you meet your goals today then the next 30 days, six months, or one year. Don't let your goals fall by the wayside.
Why is it that some people almost always succeed? For the most part the answer is simple. They made the move to take an idea or dream and had the courage and vision to move forward and made it into a reality. The truth is that whatever you envision your studio becoming the only thing that will stop you achieving that goal is YOU. Will you take the action to move forward? Yes it will take courage and there will be doubts and fears. But once you make the move you will be thrilled that you have done so.
Here are four strategies to assist you to start changing the way you run your business or live your life, one day and one goal at a time. In summary they are:
1. State your goal in very specific terms that you can accept
2. Plan backwards from your goal for the best results
3. Confront your fears and expectations immediately and progressively
4. Put your plan on paper and into action as soon as possible*
There you have it. There is no time like the present. Make today YOUR day!
I love this quote by George Bernard Shaw. I try to live by it each day and I recommend you do the same. "The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them make them. "