Yesterday I posted Why Business Planning is Like Regular Exercise over on Planning Startups Stories, my main blog. I had read Gentle Nudges Work to Get People Exercising on WSJ.com, reporting on research that indicates regular reminders helped people stay consistent with exercise.
That’s part of the reason I emphasize setting the review schedule as part of your business plan, and, in general, recognizing that the real win for your business isn’t just a business plan, but a planning process that includes regular plan-vs.-actual review, keeping your plan alive, using your plan as a tool to manage your company.
And for that, you want to build in reminders, schedules, and process. Set one day of the month for regular review of your business planning.