One hundred days can make a big difference when it comes to success and failure. For many years, I’ve taught the power of clarity, and over time I’ve seen countless opportunities for people to become more clear.
Many teams often kickstart their organization overhauls with a 100-day plan. In the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking heavily about writing a book on this subject (That’s right, another book. Can you believe it?).
I enjoy taking the best practices I’ve learned and shaping them to fit the needs of my clients. Together, we build books, videos, and resources that can impact people’s thinking when it comes to success in all areas of their lives.
Ok, back to the 100-day plan. When you bring a new person onto your team, purchase new software, begin a rebranding initiative, expand your company to a new state, region or country, etc., it’s vital that you have a 100-day plan.
Below are several points that can help you gain clarity when building your 100-day plan.
Note: These points will be fleshed out further in my new book, coming soon in the near future.
- Before you start, ask the question, “What does success look like?”
If you need help figuring out where to start, write down ways your company is currently succeeding to gauge the type of answers you’re looking for.
- Figure out what your budget is and what additional tools you need in order to achieve success.
- Identify your stakeholders. How will you make sure they win as well?
- Think through potential roadblocks and how you can prevent them from happening. Also, look for ways your team could potentially get off track.
- Finally, chart out your plan and make sure it’s action-oriented. You’ve probably heard of SMART criteria before—this is an excellent format to guide you as you set objectives.
When you develop your plan, make it accountability-friendly so when you look at it daily or weekly, you can easily determine if execution has occurred. Accountability is powerful and can lead to real results. We’d love to work with you and your team at the RESULTS Center to create a robust and strategic 100-day plan in any area!