Video of Michael explaining why planning might not be working for you.

Let’s start by looking at the reasons some people don’t plan.

What stops us from planning effectively?
  • We’re frightened of taking responsibility for achieving the plan or uncovering our own strengths and weaknesses.
  • We’ve never learnt how to plan.
  • We haven’t allocated time for it.
  • We make our plans too complicated.
  • We get too comfortable in the ‘fantasy’ of planning and never get around to entering the real world.
  • We’ve been too optimistic in our planning in the past, not produced the results we want, and we’ve blamed our bad results on the planning process.
  • We’ve listened to the experiences of others, who themselves don’t know how to plan effectively.
How can we make planning easier?
  • Keep plans very simple.
  • Allocate time to plan (and review). Timebox it.
  • Accept that any new activity often takes longer than we think. Build generous time-buffers into the plan.
  • Listen to people that make the planning process work for them – not those that haven’t.
  • Relish the opportunity to demonstrate ambition, courage, discipline and openness.
  • Remember that it’s the only way to learn – we can’t succeed without first failing.
  • Learn how to plan. This guide is a good start.
  • Keep at it. The more we follow the process the easier it becomes.

The next session explores the benefits of having a Plan A , Plan B and Plan Z. We may never need our Plan Z, but it’s empowering having a contingency.

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NLP Plan Section Index

1: NLP Planning
2: Self sabotage (This page)
3: Plans A, B & Z
4: Success Quiz
5: Time, energy and focus
6: End goals, milestones and focus
7: Feedforward
8: Planning and review questions
9: Daily questions
10: Summary

Self Sabotage in Planning

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