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Focus On The Plan, Not the Problem



I often see entrepreneurs and business owners get caught up in the problems they face in their businesses. It's easy to get stuck in the negative mindset of focusing on what's going wrong, but this can hinder progress and ultimately lead to failure. Instead, I encourage my clients to focus on the plan, not the problem. This is a BOLD Law!


What does this mean? It means shifting your mindset from a reactive one to a proactive one. Instead of constantly putting out fires and trying to fix problems as they arise, focus on creating a plan that addresses potential issues before they become problems. This way, you can stay ahead of the game and prevent issues from derailing your progress.


Here are a few tips to help you shift your focus to the plan:

  1. Set clear goals and objectives: A clear plan begins with clear goals and objectives. Make sure you know exactly what you're working towards and have a clear roadmap to get there. This will help you stay on track and avoid getting sidetracked by minor setbacks.

  2. Anticipate potential problems: No plan is foolproof, and there will always be potential roadblocks along the way. Take the time to anticipate these problems and come up with contingency plans to address them. This will help you avoid getting caught off guard and will give you a sense of control over the situation.

  3. Stay flexible: While it's important to have a plan in place, it's equally important to remain flexible and open to change. Business is unpredictable, and sometimes you may need to adjust your plan to adapt to new circumstances. Stay nimble and be willing to make changes as needed.

  4. Measure progress: It's important to track your progress and measure your success along the way. This will help you stay motivated and focused on your goals. It will also help you identify areas where you may need to make adjustments to your plan.

By focusing on the plan, not the problem, you'll be better equipped to tackle the challenges that come your way. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and stuck in a negative mindset, you'll have a clear path forward and the tools you need to succeed. So take the time to create a solid plan, and remember to stay focused on your goals. With the right mindset and a solid plan in place, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

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