The power of predicting with the V/TO

March 8, 2020 Cool Runnings Comment(0)

Would you hire a fortune teller who said they could tell you exactly what your business will look like in 10 years?  Probably not.

As a business coach, I don’t claim to either, but I do tell my clients that we can predict where they might be in a decade, which is very different.

Predicting is considering all the information we have in front of us and deciding what we are going to in the short term to achieve long term goals. It’s not about picking the ‘right’ or ‘best’ path but a good path that appears to take us where we want to go.

So, let’s ditch the crystal ball and gaze into a Vision/Traction Organiser (V/TO) instead.

The V/TO is a living document that maps the route to your ultimate destination based on your current business options. It’s measurable, accountable, and sets out clear landmarks (milestones) and obstacles (issues) to help keep you on track.

And the best thing about it?  Your 10-year plan is always just two pages long. I bet you didn’t see that one coming.

Let me know about your planning tools, or predictions for the future, in the comments below.

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