There is significant value in creating a simple visual to accompany your one-page, written strategic plan that consolidates your personal and professional goals into a holistic snapshot (and yes, a one page limit is a must for likelihood of execution!).
Here’s a simple way to accomplish this. First, fine-tune your one-page written plan. Ensure that you have no more than three clear, measurable goals, distributed among personal care and professional success. Have a big picture strategy or two for each of these goals, and a few bullet point tactics for each strategy—action steps that you can execute on a daily or weekly basis.
Next, after you’ve printed out this one-page document and have it in front of you, go into PowerPoint or another visual tool and create a new slide. Use smart art to create a design that allows for interlocking circles or boxes, or anything that depicts how your strategies are related to each other.
Here’s an example of my latest visual concoction:
Why the visual and the written one-pager? Don’t they say the same thing?
Sort of. They both contain the same information, but the how this information is conveyed makes all the difference. One—the written one-pager—informs the mind. The visual, however, inspires the heart and spirit, enhancing the chances that you will live into the plan and find the satisfaction and results you desire.
I’d love to discuss your personal and professional goals with you and help you make additional strides toward accomplishing them. Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a complimentary, 45-minute telephone coaching session. Thank you.