Thoughts of a self-confessed planner

20 Oct
There has to be a plan. Always. – check.
The plan always needs planning – check.
It needs foresight – check.
It needs keen, keen attention – check.
It needs alertness – check.
It needs to have a direction. Or the potential of a sense of direction showing up – check.
It needs feasibility – check.
It needs motivation – check.
It needs participants – check.
Those participants need to exude commitment – check
There needs to be a strategy – check.
There certainly needs to be an order – check.
There needs to be a method, a system – check.
There needs to be control – check.
There needs to be confidence – check.
There needs to be leadership – check.
There needs to be initiative – check.
There needs to be an engine that pulls everyone along – check.
There needs to be magnetism to keep everyone together – check.
There needs to be togetherness – check.
There needs to be firmness – check.
There needs to energy – check.
There needs to be a drive – check.
There needs to be realism – check.
It needs to appeal – check.
There needs to be an advantage, if not more – check.
There needs to be the will to take it forward – check.
There needs to be what I call ‘planner’s hygiene’ – being able to be assertive and take charge – check.


And yes, there needs to be a checklist, always. Mentally at least. – check.


A planner wants nothing more than to have everything go as per plan and ensure everyone’s having the time of their life. It’s as simple as that. And it’s as easy as that. Except when people involved in your plan don’t get some or all of the above.


Also, you need to be a kick-ass planner and great company for people to take your plans seriously. 


:)
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