These three videos were recorded as Facebook Lives and were inspired by the guest speaker Tom Higgins who headlined the Whitecourt Business Support Network‘s 5th anniversary luncheon.
This Facebook live was recorded on May 5, 2018. The quote chosen was from author Stephen King.
- Are you a small business owner who struggles to balance the planning with the doing?
- Do you feel overwhelmed when it comes to figuring out what you should be doing in your business to meet your goals?
- Would you like to develop systems that support the success of your business for the coming year?
- Would you like to create a marketing plan so that you’re not flying by the seat of your pants when it comes to advertising and promotions?
- Are you facing challenges in your business because you don’t have a plan?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this challenge is for you. In this challenge, should you choose to accept it, you’ll spend 30 minutes a day learning and applying simple techniques and strategies to complete an operations and marketing plan for 2018.
Imagine finally getting over your excuses and creating a business plan that you can use to guide your decisions. What will you do with less stress and more money? It really is just one click and 30 short lessons away.
This is an online challenge delivered through daily emails, website links and a Facebook group full of current and former 30 day challenge members to provide you with support and encouragement as you move through the process.
You move completely at your own pace with your own business and objectives in mind. Your challenge will begin the day after you sign up or on the next Monday if you sign up on a weekend). If you have any questions before you begin, click here to ask!
The Power Principles of Challenge Planning
It takes 30 days to develop a habit. It’s common knowledge that working on our business is just as important as working in our business, but making a habit of setting aside time for planning can be difficult. This challenge sets you up to build 30 minutes of focused planning time into your day.
When faced with any large task or series of tasks, you should break the work down into short, timed intervals. This is the simple methodology of the Pomodoro technique. This trains your brain to focus for short periods and helps you stay on top of deadlines.
We’re more likely to complete tasks if someone else is involved. It’s easy to break promises to yourself, it’s much harder to break a commitment to someone else. This challenge provides accountability.
So often we fail to achieve our goals or fail to follow through with our task because we do not have sufficient guidance or motivation. Challenges like this one set your goals and encourage you to plan a stepped process to achieve your goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
In this section, you’ll find a few of our frequently asked and anticipated questions about the challenge. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for here, please use the contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask!
What's the layout of the challenge?
When you sign up, you’ll be added to a Facebook Group that will provide group support and encouragement throughout the month (and beyond if you choose to stay). This group provides a forum where you can ask questions, share wins and brainstorm with the other challenge members. If you choose not to participate in the group, it’s advised that you find an accountability partner to check in with to keep you on track through the challenge.
Starting on January 15th, you will receive an email each day outlining the teaching and task for the day, there may be website links to explore or worksheets to download.
The first week’s topics are
- Day 1 – Gather your tools – setting the scene for success
- Day 2 – Asset Assessment Where are you now? What do you have to work with?
- Day 3 – Stating your intentions
- Day 4 – Defining your intentions
- Day 5 – Cheater Vision Boards
- Day 6 – Setting Goals
- Day 7 – Calendar
Do I have to start on January 15th?
No, that’s just when I’ll begin dripping out the daily challenge emails. If you join later, you’ll start on day one and will finish 30 days after you begin.
Do I have to complete the tasks daily?
There are no “have-to” tasks when it comes to this challenge, but it is a good idea to commit to completing the challenge on a daily basis. This is so that spending time working on your business instead of in your business becomes a habit over the next 30 days. But if that doesn’t work for you or your business, feel free to refine the timing so it works for you.
Some previous challengers found that completing the tasks every day wasn’t possible, so they bulked 2 or 3 challenges together on slower days and didn’t stress about it on busier days. It’s important when doing this to take breaks between tasks, the reason why is explained in the challenge emails.