Episode 11: Ways to Take Back Control When Your Plan Falls Apart


Let’s just get this out of the way now. Plans almost never go according to… well, plan. There is always going to be something to overcome but your reaction means all the difference when it comes to your business. Listen as I share five ways to take back control when your plan falls apart.


If you’ve been in business for any amount of time, then you know that what you plan and what actually happens are two completely different things. When your plan falls apart the first thing you need to do is feel that emotion. 


Acknowledge the loss and frustration and sit with it for a moment. Otherwise it will grow and fester until you feel complete resentment toward the project and possibly your client. 


Next, take simple small actions toward creating a new plan and moving past the emotion. Sometimes just taking a walk outside for a few moments can help energize you and help you to get the creative juices flowing. 


Then you need to start outlining the steps that need to be updated in order to move forward. Do you need to hire someone? How does that impact the budget? Does the project launch date need to change? What do you need to do to get things back on track? 


Listen in to hear all of the steps. Have you ever had a project go completely to plan? If so, I want to know. Join us in the Frazzled to Focused Facebook Group for Service-Based Entrepreneurs and let’s keep the conversation going. 


In this episode:

[02:10] When your plan falls apart it is frustrating as all get out and it’s okay to feel the anger and disappointment.

[04:36] Acknowledge the emotion and feel the loss. What does that mean? 

[06:04] Next, take simple and small action. 

[07:26] Take ten minutes outside focusing on breathing or exercising and then come inside and see how you feel.

[08:07] Outline the steps that you need to reconfigure to take back control. 

[10:28] Find space on the calendar to take any action on the steps determined in step three. 

[12:04] Last, deliver the news and then start taking those small steps. 

[12:48] This is what I want you to take away from this. 

[14:13] Plans can and will change. Your reaction is what’s important. 

[15:56] If you’ve had a plan that went completely perfect, I want to know about it. 


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I help service-based business owners looking to move away from overwhelm in your online business and toward the fun and freedom that clear strategy and scaling provide.


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