Why planning, goal setting and to do lists are bad for business…

Ok, ok. For all of you planning types, before you hunt me down and give me no mercy, let me explain.

I am you. Planning is my default.

From as far back as I can remember, I’ve always planned out years in advance.

When I was in high school, I planned out all my courses, so I could graduate early.

When I applied to college, I already had all my classes planned out per semester and my part-time job availability.

Before I bought my first house, I planned out all of the household items I needed to buy along with my monthly budget because I went straight from the nest of living at home with my mom to owning my own home by 19 years old.

So, I get it.

But this is what I’ve come to realize. When you get too attached to the ‘how’ in your business, your results fizzle.

Trouble is for the planning, achieving type that you are – when you don’t meet your goals, it’s hard to take and you default back to more planning and to do lists, thinking it’s what you need to get you back on track.

That’s the very thing that is bad for business. It’s keeps you in your comfy zone rather than taking consistent inspired action.

We both know you need a goal and a plan to achieve it. So where do you draw the line?

Like Bob Proctor says, there are three types of goals. A-B-C

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A – You know exactly how to achieve it.
B – You think you know how to achieve it.
C – It’s so flippin’ big that you have no idea how to achieve it.

Want to know where the magic happens?

With the “C” goals.


Because your analytical ‘planning’ mind is forced to be open to new ways because it doesn’t know the answer. It calls upon your feminine creative side to feel into opportunities, to trust in yourself and to be open to ask for help and inspiration.

So how do you effectively plan, still your mind and make “C” goals come to life?

Want to know? I’ll be sharing my best tips with you next week. Stay tuned.

P.S. Hey did you miss it? I did a livestream this week in the sassy group. “Stop kidding yourself. You can’t help everyone. How to qualify your prospects…” Click the image to watch it. It’s only 15 minutes.


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