The process of mapping a full 90 days can be challenging – especially the first few times you do it.
I remember sitting in a room with 200 people the first time a coach handed me this type of worksheet – everyone was scribbling, and I was frozen. Blank. I had no idea what to write.
For one thing – I was in the wrong business at the time. Photography brought me joy – but it was far from effortless. I still believed I needed to do something challenging for it to pay off. (More on how wrong I was about that in later blog posts!)
For another – I was thinking way to big to start.
I believed that if I mapped my next 90 days, that everything would magically be different at the end of those 90 days.
That simply set me up for failure.
If you’ve downloaded the worksheet, and it’s like staring at a blank piece of paper, here are a few things to get you started:
1. You don’t need to see the whole staircase. Just the next step.
2. Pull out your calendar, and start with the things that are already scheduled. Write out the things that fall under your To-Do list, and think about life plans, birthdays, holidays, etc. This puts your brain into the right mode to come up with business to-do’s as well.
3. Write the dates that associate with the next 30/60/90 days. If you were doing this today – it’s Monday, Oct. 10th. Ask yourself what you want to have accomplished before Nov. 10th… Dec. 10th…. Jan. 10th.
4. Do some free writing. Talk in big picture goals, then break each big picture down into completion dates, action steps and mini-goals.
If all of this still feels overwhelming, my 90 Minute Mapping session is the perfect solution. It takes just 90 minutes, and you walk away with clarity, goals, and most important – an action plan – that leads you through the next 90 days. Recently, a client shared that she carries her 90 Minute Mapping summary with her wherever she goes, so that she’s always able to check something off the action list.
We not only create an action plan, we also uncover the blocks and mindsets that might get in the way of you making progress on the plan. We dig in a little, and I provide you with habits and systems to shift long-standing productivity blocks, and create real momentum towards your goals.
This is the foundation of my business coaching plan.
If you can create a clear, actionable 90 Day Map, then all you need is the accountability and support to get it done.
If you’re not able to create a clear plan with realistic expectations, it’s time to dig in and find out what’s in the way.