Balance of planning & doing

I am currently building a new Excel training program, unlike any other I have created before. Like with any creative & complex project, it requires a great deal of both planning and doing (i.e. the actual work of building the product).

Too much planning and I can easily get sucked into the perfectionism black hole.

Too much doing without enough planning and I can find myself spending weeks or months barking up the wrong tree by creating something irrelevant or unnecessary.

Even after running my business for the past 13+ years, I still find it challenging to strike the right balance of planning and doing.

What usually pushes me out of that mud, is giving myself just enough space to plan out a high level road map of where I am going. I may even flesh out a few of the initial details to help get the ball rolling. However, once I find myself getting caught up in too many details, I step back and remind myself that it’s time to start building.

The best part is that taking action, and actually beginning to build something will inevitably shed light on what aspects of the project are necessary, and which are in fact irrelevant.

Starting to build even before the full picture is clear gives me the space to adapt and course correct in a way that I otherwise would not be able to do.

Stuck in the planning stage? Stuck in the doing stage? Stuck in the process of finding a balance between the two? Leave a comment or a message and I’ll see how I can help.

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