Founder & CEO of BRiN
Dale Beaumont is an award-winning technology entrepreneur, international speaker and author of 16 best-selling books. Dale started his first business at age 19 and has been building companies ever since. One of those companies is now a multi-million dollar enterprise, which has enabled Dale to become an investor, philanthropist, and to step foot in 70 countries. Dale has been featured in Forbes Magazine, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Gizmodo and GQ, to name a few.
With a passion to give back, Dale’s goal is to help more than one million entrepreneurs around the world with BRiN, the world’s first business advisor powered by artificial intelligence. Available for free as a smart-phone app, BRiN is now capable of providing personalized education and human-like support to every entrepreneur on the planet, all at the same time.
How I Write A 90 Day Action Plan To Hit My Goals
Tactic that has had the biggest impact on Dale’s success
Vision, 90 Day Action Plans, Building Systems, Outsourcing & Daily To Do Lists
Result if you follow the steps in Dale’s session
A 90-day action plan that keeps you focused on the big items that’ll move your business forward
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So the way that it works is this, there’s always a phase that goes before it. And I’m not going to talk about this ad nauseum because, you know, you’ll probably have heard it 100 times before, you know, people will talk about this, and it’s almost become so cliche, but it is important.
And that is that you really need to sit down as a business owner and have like a vision of what it is that you’re, what is it that you’re ultimately creating, what does success look like to you? Like, where do you want your company to be in a certain period of time?
For some of you, it might be three years, some of you five years, 10 years, you have to have that kind of that big, big picture vision about where you’re going to be. So I think that’s the most important thing.
Because without a vision, you know, you just do this basically, just, you know, flying blind and you just kind of, you know, just doing a whole bunch of things. And, you know, I don’t even know how you’d run a business without a vision. But you need that.
And then I think that’s the most important but the second most important is the 90 day action plan because you need to have a long term vision about where you’re going, but then you have to have a short term, short term action plan.
And the thing that the best kind of period is 90 days and so what you need, God, okay, draw a line in the sand, you can do this, you know, as early as today, you know, maybe it’s latest next week, don’t leave it too long. And you go right stake in the ground, it’s going to start today and we’re going to implement this, then you go.
The 90 day action plan is simply a matter of going of all the things that I could possibly do and work on or get done in my business. What are the five most important things that I need to work on, I need to complete, I need to implement in my business within the next 90 days?
What are the five most important, because otherwise, what ends up happening is you have these lists of hundreds of things, and I have them as well. Like every time I get an idea is added to list and the list gets longer and longer and longer and longer or longer.
But if you just wake up every single day and look at this list, and you’ve got like 150 things that you could dedicate your time to, then one you’re just going to feel like you failed before you’ve even started. You’re going to, it’s going to be overwhelmed, you’re gonna feel I get unproductive and not worse.
What you’re going to do is go and start a little bit on this one. I’ll start a little on this panel debate on this one and doable on this one, well, this one looks shiny today, I want to do some stuff on that or that one looks fun.
And so what ends up happening is you can get 10 or 15, or 20, or even 30 different things started. But like we said, we’re at the very beginning, you don’t get paid for what you start, or what you know, you get paid for what you actually implement into your business.
And so, starting a whole bunch of things doesn’t make you any money. It’s only when it’s completed. So that’s why you have to go, “Okay, I need to, I need to actually boil it down to a manageable number”.
And that manageable number is five you know, your five fingers on your hand for a reason because that’s normally the number of bits of information that you can hold in your brain before you go into overwhelm. Five is kind of maximum.
Now just quickly on that because I know a lot of people, because I was one of them, is going five what is that all like that’s the same so, like, so pathetic just having five things, but it’s actually wisdom in limiting it down because it forces you to actually really think about what’s truly important, it forces you to actually get rid of stuff that is actually just, you know, taking up your brainpower or bandwidth, whatever you want to call it. And that way you can then be left with the things that really kind of matter.
And I’d rather people get center take five things and really get them done than start 20 or 30 things. Do you think it’s being productive? Because like I’m doing so much, I’m so busy that you’re actually, I go, well what’s actually finished? What did you complete?
And you know, there’s, it’s not there’s nothing or maybe one and sometimes months go by, you know, and people actually haven’t actually done anything. They’ve just been busy being busy or they’ve just been maintaining their business or putting out fires, they actually haven’t been pushing forward or launching anything new or releasing a new product or, you know, achieving milestones.
They’ve just basically been just, they’re just being busy, but not actually productive and there’s a big difference. So I’m going to stop now allow you to ask me the next question, but just want to say that don’t think that because it’s five, you know, you should ignore this strategy is, you know, being overly simplified know, the magic of power is in the simplification of going. I’m just going to pick five things that I’m going to absolutely nail and get done in the next ninety days.
I’m going to be talking about these little tiny baby, baby things like, I don’t know, writing a web page or something like that, that would be a subset of a bigger project, like in a bigger project might be launching a new website, that’s okay, that’s probably deserves to be one of your top five another one could be around, you know, launching a new product or something along those lines or another one could be, you know, to run a national tour.
Another one could be around, implement, you know, a new phone system within the business if that’s the thing that’s holding you back and and stopping you from being productive. So these are little things. These are normally major things but they provide massive improvements to the business.