This is one amazing printable which will allow you to break your one BIG project down into bite pieces. This will also help you to see the whole picture of what you need to do!
If you haven’t yet read my last post about how to plan using my free weekly planner, you can read about it here. It pays to read that post first before jumping into this one.
But if you’re ready to plan your projects and break them into bite size tasks, you can continue reading this post.
By the end of this post, I will include this awesome plan of action free printable, so make sure you keep reading!
Choose ONE Below
Okay so once you’ve written the goals you want to achieve for the month, this can be:
- One BIG project
- Two medium projects or
- 3-4 small projects
In this post, I’m going to focus on goals as your projects that you want to achieve for the month. The most important thing is to keep it simple and small, so you won’t get too overwhelmed.
My recommendation is to choose either ONE big project for the month, TWO medium projects or 3-4 small projects for the month. Just choose one.
Trust me, unless you’re super organized and focused, you won’t be able to achieve all of the above in one month.
It is best to stick to ONE project at a time because most of us aren’t great at multi-tasking. Our brains are filled with SO many to-do lists that in the end, none of that gets done!
Can you relate?
Having said that, if you’ve completed your project for the month, then yes, absolutely add on that second project that you plan to do for next month. But for starters, just focus on ONE project at a time.
My goal for you is to break your overwhelm, get you focused and help you to achieve that ONE project.
Prioritize Your Projects
Before you decide on the projects you want to do, organize them in the order of priority.
Choose a project that will help you most in moving forward with your business.
For example, my one BIG project is to focus on blogging this year. My goal is to help increase organic traffic to my website, increase my e-commerce sales and help me to apply for Mediavine ads for my blog.
So that one BIG goal eventually helps me to grow my traffic and revenue which helps me to grow the business. Win-win!
Breaking Up Your One Big Goal Into Smaller Goals
So what is your one BIG goal?
Is it to write a book? Lose 20 pounds? Get more clients? Get 1k subscribers?
You can also break up that one big goal into smaller medium goals.
For example, I could blog 3 posts per week, which means 12 posts per month.
Or if you’re looking for clients who want your design services, you are looking for 1-2 clients per week. Which means you want to work on 1-2 projects per week for your clients, which is about 4-8 projects per month.
And from all of that projects, you can choose one project at a time and use my plan of action free printable to lay out the details and steps to take to complete your project. But first, you need to prioritize what needs to get done first.
You can prioritize your projects by:
- Your client’s due date or when he/she wants it to get done.
- What will most benefit your business in the long run that serves your one BIG goal.
- What will get you the fastest revenue but also serves your one BIG goal at the same time
For example, a couple of years ago, I had a client, Fran who wanted me to design her logo. She wanted the logo created at a certain date and time and I considered that project to be a priority because my client needs it fairly soon.
How to Use the Plan of Action Planner
So the main project in this example is to create Fran’s logo design.
Remember to write the extra details or information about your project in the project details section.
Then break them up into 3 main steps in the order I want them done.
Step 1 – Research & Sketches
- Create 1-4 sketches
- Finalize Draft
- Email Fran the logo draft
Step 2 – Designing the Logo
- Scan sketch
- Design in Illustrator
- Logo in black and white
- Logo in color
- Email Fran the first logo design with options
- Amendments of logo
- Email Fran the amended logo design
Step 3 – Package the Finalized Logo Design
- Finalise logo design
- Create logo brand specs color
- Save logo in various formats
- Send invoice to Fran
- Get paid by Fran
- Email finalized logo, formats, images in a zip file to Fran
Transfer Your Tasks Into Your Plan of Action Planner
Now to have fun with this project, you can transfer your written tasks into your plan of action free printable.
Each petal represents a task.
Each color (you choose) represents the respective step you’re taking.
Remember to color code your steps first before writing the tasks down, and use the respective color of that step to write your tasks down on each petal.
Once you’ve completed a task, color in or crossed the petal with the color chosen (in this example, I used yellow) to note that this task is completed.
Please see the example below of how I’ve used this printable so everything makes sense to you.
Example of how I use this printable above.
And that’s it!
Download this free printable now and start crushing your projects one at a time.
I hope you will find this printable super useful and will make completing your project fun in the process. Comment below if this printable has helped you in any way 🙂
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