Why I don't plan my life + A free gift
Sep 13, 2023
This topic is discussed everywhere and everyone has an opinion on how you should plan.
I want to share my 2 cents on this topic since I've done a lot of different ways of planning for different areas of business and life.
I don't plan my life
And here's why.
Planning what I'm going to do with my life never worked out for me.
This is what happened to my video production business. I thought I wanted to do that and I think I a burned out during that time which made me not want to do it anymore.
Plus, there were always some unexpected events that changed the course of my life.
Like right now for example.
I wanted to get a master's degree. And I was wondering if that's the right thing to do. I had a choice:
Should I give up on my Notion business and another side hustle to prepare for the necessary tests?
Should I continue working on the business and someday make it my passive source of income?
I didn't enjoy finishing my Bachelor's degree, so I didn't think that I would enjoy this as well. I was enjoying building my business much more.
Plus, I've been dreaming about building my business for 5 years while I was studying.
No way I was going to give it up.
I love planning my business
In each of my businesses, it was really fun to create roadmaps and plan what I wanted to achieve.
When I had a YouTube channel I wanted to help a lot of people and I wanted to be the best resource for productivity in my country.
When I started this business I wanted to create a system that would generate cash flow without me working 16 hours a day.
The best planning framework
Have you ever heard about 4DX?
4 Disciplines of Execution is a framework that's going to enable you to deconstruct into manageable pieces.
How does it work?
Pick the thing you want to do (i.e. $1,000 revenue)
Write down 3 goals that will allow you to do this, these have to be more specific (i.e. grow the audience on X to 1,000 followers, create a sales funnel with a 1% conversion, grow a newsletter to 500 subscribers)
Write KPIs for each of your goals
Finally, for each of your goals, write down what's your strategy going to be, what's your desired outcome, and what tactics (the most specific tasks) are you going to do to achieve this goal
And I know it's hard to visualize this, so I've prepared a little gift for you to make this entire process easier.
Click the button below to get the Notion template and start planning your life and business accordingly.
I hope you will use this template to figure out how you can achieve your goals
And, of course, if you have any feedback or suggestions please let me know, it means a lot. Which titbit was your favorite? What do you want to read more or less of? Just reply to this email and I'll get on it!
Have a nice day! 👋