Last week, #25 on my list of 2019 takeaways was, “growth is a process, not an event.”

You may have heard me mention this “growth is a process” statement  in previous newsletters…

The beginning of the new year always feels like the perfect time to bring it forward for discussion.

I learned “growth is a process”  from my teachers in graduate school, and have used it time and time again, for myself, as a reminder to slow the “f” down, and take things one day at a time. 

When my teachers would say this at school, it provided me with a huge sense of relief…..

I’d be like….“Cool, I don’t have to completely change my life overnight. Well, that feels better!” 

With the new year upon us, I encourage you to NOT attempt to change your own life overnight! 

The beginning of the new year is awesome. I love it. 

It truly feels like a fresh start on life. 

And what’s cool is that everyone has the opportunity to move forward from a place of newness, and grow into the next version of themselves. 

The challenge is that it requires patience. 

AND, a system that prepares you for a sustained growth process. 

With my clients, we put together 90-day plans; this works great if you start at the beginning of the year, and work on a quarterly basis. 

However, this isn’t a necessity; putting together a 90-day plan can work brilliantly for any time of the year. 

For some, or most of you, you may have a system in place. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. 

For those of you that are curious about a 90 day plan, I’ll provide the basics below…

If you’d like to speak in more detail about it, and the coaching process in general, I’m happy to speak with you. Just let me know. 

Ok, so….the 90 day plan…it’s divided into 3 parts: 

1. Goals
2. Projects
3. Tasks

Your goals are something you’re shooting for in the next 90 days and tangible (it typically has a number associated with it).

    EX: Increase sales by 35% by April 1st. 

Your projects are all of the things that you need to do that give you the best shot of reaching your goals.

   EX: Update my CRM

Oh yah, this is important…..you DON’T have control over your goals. You DO have control over your projects….and the way you do this is….

WITH YOUR TASKS!  

Your tasks are the list of things that you need to do to complete the project.

   EX: upload prospects into CRM

So, there you have it, a snapshot of the framework for a 90 day plan. 

As I mentioned above, if you’d like to talk further on it, hit me up! 

Cheers,
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P.S. For the next few months, I’m going to focus on work scenarios, and bring some of the concepts I write about to life. Be on the lookout!