Creating Your Personal Strategic Plan
This post will help you create the document that could change your life -- your first personal strategic plan! Based on earlier posts, you've already described your dream/ideal future; your SWOTs have documented the obstacles that must be overcome to realize that dream, and the skills & resources you possess to overcome those obstacles. Now it's time to analyze your SWOTs and create a roadmap to the future you've dreamed of.
Your completed plan will contain your dreams, goals and strategies. It will list all of the critical goals that you need to achieve in order to realize each of your dreams. Not only that, it will remind you of the steps you need to take in order to achieve each goal -- what you need to start and stop doing, and by when. Finally, it will make clear why you need to take each step by linking each step to a goal and a dream. For example, you need to start giving yourself a weekly allowance (strategy), as part of your new annual budgeting process (goal), so that you can realize our dream of getting your financial affairs under control and retiring with $1,000,000!
To get started, organize your SWOTs into groups, starting with one