Business Planning Process With A Lesson From Evan Almighty
Business Planning Process linked with Opportunities…
We all have goals we want to achieve in life and business (at least most of us). Drafted step by step plans, linked with certain time frames when and how to do things to achieve our goal(s).
That’s the start of the conversation of the video I want to share below in this post. It is such an inspiring moment in this funny to watch movie that you will start thinking… “What did I miss all the time when I asked for something?” or “What was the reason why I didn’t ended up at the conclusion of my plan(s)?”
So lets go and watch this short video clip I want to share with you…
So, now you saw the message on which we want to elaborate a little…
Planning your business goal has, next to all the preperations and implementation of activities, a lot to do with opportunities which come along. But are you ready to recognise them when they are presented to you? As Morgan Freeman discribes as GOD here in this clip, it’s not about receiving that we are wishing for. It’s more the process we are busy with, in whatever we are doing, to recognise the signs. Signs of importance to let you take the next hurdle or finding a way around the tall mountain infront of you.
Asking for encouragement to carry on in a situation where a decision is requested from you, requires you to recognise that this is the moment where you need to stand up and do the things necessary, with the knowledge you have right now, and when time allows, to use as well the advise of people who went through similar situations.
So what are the opportunities in your business planning process which can bring you further to the desired outcome? What are the downfalls on your way if you miss to recognise them?
Planning a business can take several stages. From the initial acknowledgeing that you are ready to start building a vehicle to be your own boss till to that point where you are able to write daily invoices for sold products and/or services. Below list is only a snapshot of various activities needed to implement and does not stand for it’s completness:
Self-Development / Team-Building:
Recognising what skills you already have and what you lack in order to run the business successfully. This can as well mean to assemble a winning team with all the skills required.
Looking at sources of finance, forecasts of cash flow, sales, costs and so on. Here a well written business plan can open as well many doors.
Looking at the nitty-gritty of everyday production issues. Implementing a system and laying out all the tools necessary to run the business smoothly is an essential part of this task.
Here we now come to a moment of truth if you are able to let your business take off. It all depends on the who do you need to know and how do you get to know them. This has not to be understand wrongly because we do not want to use people, we are always on the outlook of a win/win situation and the saying “Give and you will Receive” works here in all eternity!
This is next to Networking a very vital segment of your business planning process. Looking at ways in which the marketing of your products and/or services will be carried out is essential. If you are in the home based business industry then the Internet itself can open many doors in this aspect.
Don’t underestimate this part of building your business. Ensuring that all the legal requirements of setting up and running your venture are adhered and considered is indispensable. Just look at Robert Kiyosaki’s first venture with the surfer wallet in 1977. By missing out to putting the patent for this wallet under his name he and his partners lost the whole business to an asian company which put the leagal framework in place and gained huge profits for this high in demand product.
As you now recognise, building your business has many different facets and huge potential for opportunities. Opportunities will come ALWAYS along when you are engaging with activities… Can you imaging opportunities when you have prepared yourself with knowledge in Self-Development? Or in the financial planning process when you networked well enough? Opportunities can just be found around the next corner, the next phonecall or just in asking/learning from a mentor.
The downfall on the other hand is if you concentrate to hard on the activity and the problem you want to overcome then you will miss out to recognise what happens around you. Only the prepared ones will be able to harness the full potential of an opportunity when it reveals itself infront of them, and often only in a very short time span. Seeing as well a problem or an obstacle from different angles will allow you to recognise a door which is just here for you to open it.
Right now such a door for new opportunities just reveals itself here and now.
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Hopefully this post gave you an insight of what opportunities can offer you along the way when building your business. Next time when you yearn after a wish to be fulfilled or a burden taken off your shoulders ask for an opportunity to reveal itself infront of you.
Let me know your experience in building your business and which opportunity allowed you to excell further in your activities by leaving a comment below. Feel free as well to share this post with your friends and followers via Facebook, Twitter and other channels you master…
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