Writing Your Business Success with the Right Plan Yes, You Have to Write It.

I’ll admit, writing my business plan was not a walk in the park for me. Despite having written several for clients in my early days of being a consultant, writing my own I realize why people pay others to write it for them. The process also revealed to me the importance of why every  business needs to have a business plan and one which the owners proactively co-create if they delegate the task of writing it to a professional.

You have probably heard the saying “ a goal without a plan is just a wish”. Well if your goal is to have a successful business, the starting point is writing a plan for that business. Statistically, entrepreneurs who have a business plan are 2.5 times more likely to succeed than those who don’t (Source)

Importance of the plan

The business plan is a crucial roadmap guiding every decision, pivot, and strategy you will undertake. Not only is it a roadmap It outlines your business model, market analysis, financial projections, and the strategies you intend to use to achieve your goals. In today’s fast-paced business where we are expected to do more with the same or less, where time is of the essence and mindfulness is a superpower, success lies in crafting a strategic plan that encompasses not just business acumen but also integrates time management and mindfulness. These components ensure that your business not only survives but thrives in today’s competitive landscape.

Through a well-rounded approach, you can navigate the complexities of the business world, foster growth and ensure sustainability.

The Foundation

At the core of any successful venture is a robust business plan. However, the effectiveness of a business plan isn’t solely in its creation but in its execution. This is where time management and mindfulness come into play, transforming aspirations into reality. These two elements are often overlooked but equally vital.

Time Management: The Key to Execution

Time is a finite resource, and in the realm of business, it’s arguably the most valuable. Effective time management is crucial for entrepreneurs and executives alike to maximize productivity and meet their objectives. Effective time management is a trait for success. It’s about making intelligent choices on how to allocate your most limited resource: time. This will not only help you succeed, it will also help prevent and overcome B.O.P.S. (burnout, overwhelm, procrastination, stress).

Here are actionable strategies to use:

– Set SMART Goals: Apply the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) criteria to set objectives that are clear and attainable.

– Leverage Technology: Utilize project management tools and apps to streamline workflows, schedule tasks, and keep track of deadlines. Automation can significantly reduce time spent on repetitive tasks, freeing up time for strategic thinking.

– Prioritize and Delegate: Not every task requires your direct involvement. Learn to prioritize tasks based on their impact and delegate effectively to focus on strategic decisions.

– Time Blocking: Allocate specific blocks of time to different tasks or activities, reducing the temptation to multitask and enhancing focus on key priorities.

Mindfulness: The Heart of Resilience

In the pursuit of business success, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of deadlines, meetings, and financial targets. However, incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine can lead to profound benefits, not just for your mental well-being but for your business’s bottom line as well. Incorporating mindfulness into your business plan encourages a healthy work environment and enhances your ability to respond to challenges with clarity and calm.

Mindfulness practices have many benefits, including but not limited to:

– Stress Reduction: Mindfulness techniques, such as meditation and deep breathing exercises, help manage stress, promoting a calm and focused mind.

– Enhance Decision-Making: By fostering a state of presence and awareness, mindfulness improves cognitive function, leading to better decision-making and problem-solving abilities.

– Boost Creativity: A mindful approach can open the doors to creativity and innovation, critical components for navigating business challenges and identifying new opportunities.

Making It a Reality

Yes, you have to write your business plan, and yes, it has to be comprehensive. But more importantly, it must be alive and flexible. The business landscape is constantly evolving, and so should your plan. Regular reviews and updates will ensure that your strategy remains relevant and effective.

Make your business plan work for you by:

-Staying Flexible:  Be prepared to pivot and adapt your plan based on feedback and changing market conditions.

– Monitor Progress: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure progress towards your goals. This will help you stay on track and make informed decisions.

– Build a Supportive Network: Surround yourself with mentors, coaches, advisors, and peers who can provide guidance, support, and perspective.

Integrating Mindfulness and Time Management into Your Business Plan

To weave time management and mindfulness into the fabric of your business strategy, consider the following steps:

– Incorporate Time Management Training: As part of your business development programs, include workshops or sessions focused on effective time management techniques. This not only benefits you but also your team, leading to improved productivity across the board.

– Schedule Mindfulness Breaks: Encourage regular mindfulness breaks during the workday. Creating a culture that values mental well-being can enhance team morale and performance.

– Reflect and Reassess: Regularly take time to reflect on your progress towards your business goals. Use this as an opportunity to practice mindfulness, being present with your achievements and areas for improvement. This reflection can also inform any adjustments needed in your strategy or approach.

– Mindful Leadership: Promote a leadership style that values awareness, compassion, and empathy. This approach fosters a positive company culture and encourages open communication and collaboration.

– Regular Mindfulness Practices: Integrate mindfulness exercises into the daily routine of your team.

– Stress Management Policies: Develop policies that recognize the signs of burnout and provide support for stress management, contributing to the well-being of your team and the sustainability of your business.


Writing your business success with the right plan is an intricate dance between strategic foresight, effective time management, and mindfulness. You are not just drafting a document; you’re crafting a path to sustainable success and well-being for yourself, your team and your business. Remember, success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal, one that requires time, energy and effort, so equip yourself with the right plan to meet the opportunities available to you and stand the test of time.


  • If you are considering starting a business or you already started the business but do not have a business plan, write one NOW.
  • Schedule a complimentary Solutions Call to learn how I can help you achieve success through mindfulness.

Until next time, whatever you do, make a difference in your own way!


Ayana O

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