In 30 years, I will have built a $10B a year enterprise.
This is what $10B looks like btw…$10,000,000,000
A 1 with 10 zeros behind it.
Yeah, it’s a lofty goal, but I’m already on the right track. Every 1, 3, and 5 year period between now and then is mapped out on paper on purpose—now it’s time to get after it.
It’s the end of the year, and I’m doing what many people are doing; looking to the future. Before you plan out the next year, it’s best to see how things went the last year.
Patrick-Bet David (Valuetainment) has a great system for this. He calls it how to write a one page business plan. You consider 6 key areas:
- Personal Development
In each area, you say what went good, what went bad, and what was ugly.
Then, you decide what’s going to change and what sacrifices need to be made. Each will form the basis of a goal that will require a new habit.
The new habits which obtain new goals for better outcomes in each of the 6 areas listed form your one page business plan…or New Year’s Goals if you don’t consider yourself as a business.
Maybe you should. Maybe you should start thinking of your life as a business, and you are the CEO of You Enterprises. Would you fire yourself if you were someone else? A CEO that has no plan, no year-end review, and no mapped out vision for the future.
Once you have that, it needs to be broken into much greater detail. Patrick-Bet David’s process for this is called The Secret to Writing A Business Plan – 12 Building Blocks To Successful Business Plans.
Now you start to get super practical and tactical about why, how, and what you’re doing—and I encourage you to always start with why.
Everyone starts somewhere. This year, I want to make $48K from content, coaching, and speaking gigs. I want to either get picked up by a major network or receive a considerable amount of capital from an angel (seed) investor. This year will be a $200K year for TJMS. $460K in year 3 and $1.2M in year 5.
These are the bare bones, my friends, but let me assure you I have every single detail mapped out. Products, offerings, services, relationships, books, deals, number of employees, growth strategies, organization development structure, additional shows, personalities, every painstaking detail from where I am now to the business empire of my dreams.
Step one is to see it—be the visionary. Step two, write it down! Step three, and this is the most important step, is to will yourself to do it. Say, “I will ___.”
“Nothing can resist a human will that will stake its existence on a purpose”
― Benjamin Disraeli