Are you one of those people who is easily distracted and procrastinates often?\r\nPerhaps you are spontaneous always acting on last minute ideas and never looking too much in the future!\r\nAs business owners, it\u2019s so important to focus on the management and operational aspects of our business, but equally so, it\u2019s even more important not to lose sight of our longer-term goals, or even our medium-term goals. Working ON our business is a necessity, as losing direction and focus and not having your \u2018eye on the ball\u2019 can have a devastating effect on businesses.\r\nHere are three steps which you might find useful:\r\n\r\n \t\r\nPLAN IT - Oh wow, you thought I might have been going to refer to something new and out there, but no, this is simple stuff. Taking \u2018time-out\u2019 to plan our days, weeks, months and years is essential in business. We need to ensure we are clear about our Vision and where we see the business going and set about putting a plan together to set develop steps, actions and goals to enable us to get there. Having a plan is imperative, as is thinking strategically, seeing the bigger picture and stepping back to look at our business more objectively so we can make informed decisions more easily.\r\n\r\n \t\r\nDO IT - Aha! I bet you guessed this was going to be the next step, didn\u2019t you? \u00a0And yes, it sounds simple, but we often spend time planning but don\u2019t \u2018get around to it\u2019 and there are a lot of people with \u2018round-tuits\u2019!! This is where calendar planning comes in. We must ensure we set aside time in our day to do the work to achieve our plan or goal. If we don\u2019t do this then we will never achieve. Not only must we set time aside but we must ensure we\u2019ve set aside sufficient time and prioritised the steps, so we do them in the right order.\r\n\r\n \t\r\nREVIEW IT - And yes you got it. We do need to be our own accountability buddy and ensure we are achieving what we set out to achieve at each stage. If we don\u2019t review as we go, then we could end up going up the wrong path and \u2018barking up the wrong tree\u2019. Reviewing regularly is an essential step to help us \u2018check\u2019 if we are going to plan and if we aren\u2019t then we need to make some minor adjustments. How often you review is up to you as long as this is done regularly i.e. weekly or monthly.\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat are you waiting for PLAN IT, DO IT, REVIEW IT!