What does it look like to YOU, that is?
To get where you are going most efficiently, with the least amount of distractions and dead end side trips, a detailed plan is essential.
But it isn’t just about the plan. You have to be able to see the destination in your mind. You have to think through the nuances as well as what impact they have on your journey to get there.
For example, if a made-over store is one of your goals, what does it look like? How is it merchandised? How big is it? What sort of facilities does it have? Where is it? Same place as your current location, or different?
Drilling down beyond that, what will it take to make all those things happen? What specific level of revenue? What staff positions are needed to make this happen? What expertise do you need to learn or pick up via new or newly-trained staff members? Are there new product lines, services or directions that your products/services need to address in order to make all of this happen?
Think about it. Get it down on paper or on your computer – whatever you use to plan projects.
Knowing what success looks like in extraordinary detail will help you build and execute a better plan for getting there.