Does business planning stifle intuition?

building-blocksIf you are a lightworker business owner, chances are you value inspiration and taking ‘inspired action.’ You likely trust your instincts when it comes to making business decisions, and those decisions typically turn out well.

In fact, you may have found that your business has achieved a great deal of success simply by you having the freedom to follow your whim.

But can your business benefit from planning and incorporating your logical mind? Yes. Many business owners thrive once they understand the value of creating systems. Having a strategy and a plan to get there gives you goals to strive for and bite-sized steps that can help you to reach them. In fact, many business owners find that their businesses suddenly grow much faster or reach new heights once they’ve instituted systems that can be done repetitively.

Making your lightworker business bigger than you

There is another value to creating systems. They allow your business to thrive without you. If you keep everything in your head and simply run your business the way you see fit at the spur of the moment, everything stops when you’re not working.

You also don’t have the freedom to be able to let someone else take over or handle things if you are unable to work in and on your business for a period of time. Whether you experience illness, a family emergency, pregnancy or even want to take a vacation, there may come a time when you would welcome turning your business over to capable hands who can keep things running and keep money flowing in.

However, if you’ve taken the time to create systems and document them so that there is a method to the way that your business is run, you can show someone what to do if you need time off and want your business to continue to grow.

Keeping inspiration alive

Just because you’re creating plans and following systems does not mean you are neglecting your inspiration. Always leave room in your plans for inspired action, and for acting impulsively. One of the greatest assets that small businesses have is their ability to be nimble and to quickly shift course to take advantage of an opportunity. Allow yourself the freedom to adjust your plans and abandon your system if it makes sense to do so.

You can always go back to the tried and true at a later time, and you’ll likely find that the time you spend coming up with plans and adjusting those plans will pay off by giving you even greater insight into what you can do to make your business grow.

 

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