“If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily.” – Jack Canfield
If you’re a service-based business, entrepreneur, or business leader who wants a remarkable 2022, then it’s imperative you leverage a strategic plan around your unique strengths to scale your business so you can grow stronger, work smarter, and live richer.
I know first-hand how hard it is to do that and not know where to start. Thanks to my hero, Jack Canfield, I was given the foundation of a plan and I’m going to share a few parts of my updated Strengths Champion Solutions version with you to jump-start your strategic planning for 2022.
The 10X Business Growth Plan & Journal
In every matter that the king consulted them about [Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego], he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his entire kingdom. Daniel 1:20
God gifted those four young men including Daniel, with great knowledge and understanding. Daniel specifically also gained an understanding of visions and dreams of every kind. As they consulted with King Nebuchadnezzar and strategically planned their interactions, rapport was built between them. Daniel became the epitome of entrepreneurial excellence. He and his fellow young men were 10X better than everyone else. But it wasn’t through luck and talent alone. Daniel used his God-given talents and strategically applied them to his success.
That’s why this tool is the 10X Business Growth Plan & Journal. Because I believe God has gifted us – you, with talents, and when you turn those into strengths, like Daniel, you can be 10X better.
Top 10 Strengths
Perhaps the most important thing you can do before you start planning is familiarize yourself with your strengths. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to unlock your full 34 CliftonStrengths. As a leader or entrepreneur, or as I like to call us, Strengthspreneurs® having access to your complete strengths profile allows you to go beyond the basic understanding of your own strengths as you work with others to accomplish goals.
Write your Top 10 Strengths down on your strategic plan. Every day, every week, as you visit this plan, remind yourself of your strengths. This will allow you to create strengths-based goals and strategies for success.
Word of the Year/Quote of the Year
Like any plan, you need to find a place to start. Coming up with your one word of the year is an excellent way to focus your plan. It can help you align your purpose, vision, and goals.
This word can be anything and come from anywhere. Here are a few ways you can hone in on your “Word of the Year”:
- Quiet time
- Reading inspiring books
- Free associate
There’s also a place on the plan for a “Quote of the Year.” Sometimes a quote can help capture the direction you desire and goals you have with more clarity than a single word.
10X Business Goals
When we look at our goals there are 10 specific areas of business that I’ve defined. Here are a few of them from the 10X Business Growth Plan & Journal tool:
Your goals need to be personal, positive, present tense, purposeful, and with passion.
For example, I am [Brent] humbly launching a NY Times Best-Selling book called Strengthspreneur® by 12-31-2022 with my Futuristic and Significance strengths.
I know it’s tempting to write a list of goals that have been swimming in your head since you started your business, however, I want you to focus on one big breakthrough goal for each specific area. I call this a S.E.T. goal.
Monthly Wins & Biggest Challenge
If you’ve seen my strategic plan before, this part is new and improved and I’m pumped to share it! My favorite part of my strategic plan is the journal. Planning doesn’t stop after goals are set, but it’s an active process that requires your ongoing participation to become a 10X business. A monthly guided journal can help with that.
On the 10X Business Growth Plan & Journal tool, there’s space for all 12 months. For each month you’ll start by recording 3 wins or successes you have experienced with any of your goals during that month.
Then you’ll follow that up with 1 of your biggest challenges during that month in reaching your goals.
This 3:1 positive versus negative ratio is called the Losada ratio. Research has shown it helps encourage a higher degree of performance.
Tracking your celebrations, challenges, and money helps you visualize your growth. My tool will even calculate your profit for you and all you have to do is enter your revenue and expenses.
What you celebrate is what you do more of.
Now You Decide
The 10X Business Growth Plan & Journal is one of the most successful tools I personally have used and the coaches I work with have used it to grow stronger, work smarter, and live richer. Before we dive into 2022 I want to give you the opportunity to take advantage of this tool and give you access to the 90-minute webinar I had earlier this month around how to use it while applying your unique Strengths.
Join the Mastermind
If you are a solopreneur or business professional with a small team wanting to scale your business faster with best practices, join our ongoing monthly 1.5 hr virtual Zoom mastermind facilitated by me. You’ll get access to the 10X Business Growth Plan & Journal, the 90-minute guided webinar on how to use it, a complimentary 30-minute Ask Brent Anything coaching session, and ongoing support from fellow Strengthspreneurs and the first-ever Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.
Not Ready to Commit?
I get it, maybe you’re not ready for a monthly commitment. I still want to help! If you just want this easy and awesome tool and access to the webinar to guide you through using it, you can buy it now. I’ll throw in a free 30-minute one-on-one coaching session where you can ask me anything. Because at the end of the day, it’s my goal to help you succeed, even if it’s one small step at a time.
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