As the good Dr (Seuss) once said:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
But My Ideas Fall Flat
But have you ever found yourself with a great idea – dreams a plenty! – and never really made it past the second rung on the ladder toward business enlightenment? I think you’ve made a mistake that’s all too common. It’s called, a lack of planning!
There’s a Plan for That
Now could a phrase deflate a dreamer’s boat more quickly than, make a plan!? True, it’s not the sexiest turn of phrase, but neither is seeing someone else succeed at an idea you had last year, but couldn’t quite figure out the steps in order to get there! What we’re talking about is not list making (which I guarantee some of you getting happy shivers at that thought). BUT, you can check off your progress and follow a good, solid plan like a To Do list on Christmas Eve! It’s a road map. Coordinates for success! And, when done in a visual form, such as mind mapping, gives you the big picture (PLUS the wonderful ‘To do lists’ that make up the different areas of your scheme).
There are many different tools (beside good old fashioned paper and coloured textas) to help you get organised, so your dreams and just a hop, skip and jump away. A FREE online tool we totally LOVE, is Coggle.
It is so easy! You just hit + to add another branch, then drag and position to create the future life veins of your business or idea. But if you ask us…the really fun part about this is…the pretty colours!
So let’s get started!
Simple Steps to start Coggle
- Head over to coggle.com and sign up (for free!!)
- Name your plan
- Click on the + symbols to create new branch segments of your idea
- And drill down as far as you need to go to set up your business plan
- Then go follow your own plan to success!
** You can also collaborate with a partner, download or share a Coggle (as we have done for you below).
Resources for you
1) We’ve set up a brief tutorial video incase you need a little help getting started. WATCH OUR COGGLE VIDEO HERE OR BELOW.
BUSINESS PLANNER COGGLE TEMPLATE
2) Template to get you started for a new business idea. GET THE TEMPLATE by clicking the COPY button in the top, right hand corner below.
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And if you’ve got some good tips of your own to share about the tools you like to use in planning, please share them with us all in the comments below!