Hello everyone and welcome to another post for this week. I want to talk about another self-development post this time. However, it’s something that I want to share for a while. But I didn’t know how to put this together. Today, finally, I got the idea and I will be sharing creativity in planning. You will get tips for planning and how can you accomplish them as well.
This is something I’ve been doing for a while now. Planning and working but there are some things that we should know. And I will be sharing it in this post. Hopefully, by the end of this post, you will be to plan and achieve your plans. Also, you will manage to add creativity to your planning process.
I think we all know about the word “Plan” but how many of us actually follow through with our plans? Well, this is a common problem and it happened to me. However, I found a good way that can help me to follow through with whatever I want to accomplish.
Something we all have to know is that planning is not everything. But something that can help us to be organized and know what to do. It can be one of the main things that we need to reach success. And I’m saying this because the way how you see it will affect your mindset and determination.
Think of it as a roadmap and step by step until you achieve success. As humans, without planning, you will always be lost and confused. Well, you can try to achieve something without doing it. You will see the process and progress will be heading everywhere and nowhere.
Q: What do you mean by “Planning”?
A: That is a great question. If you read my previous paragraphs and got this question. Planning is putting together a step by step actions to achieve something whether is a goal, or a specific thing you need/want. Also, could be a long or short planning process. We need it for anything and everything.
Q: When we don’t need to do any planning or have any creativity in planning?
A: Another good question you might ask yourself. The answer is simple. You will always need to plan. However, for easy and quick things we can do them right away without spending time. It can be a very short time to plan the steps and proceed to do them and achieve or get things done.
Sometimes It can be very easy to the point we follow things without any time to plan. And you don’t need any creativity unless you want to do that. So, creativity in planning would be when we want to achieve things that need time to accomplish. Also, something that can affect the final results of the process. Please read until the end because I will share how you can follow up and get your plans done and achieved.
Types of planning
- When you want to get a specific thing done
- Have an idea to turn it into reality
- The simple planning process for entertainment and leisure
- A project to get it done
- A milestone you want to reach and improvement
Before we jump into creativity in planning. I tried as best as possible to put together the list of types of planning. Because there are many types based on what you need to do or things you have. The list above is not all the types because I wouldn’t be able to put them into a list. And that is not all because there are categories for each one. You might need to know about them since we are talking about planning.
- First is the corporate plan(this is like strategic planning but with a more complex and long-term)
- And also a tactical plan(focus on what is going to happen in this type of planning)
- You have also the operational plan(This is the type of planning for how things need to happen)
- Strategic Planning (You need this in some cases because it is for why and reasons for things to happen)
- Also, Contingency planning (Can be for backup or if an unexpected change or thing happens)
I might mention some types but not all of them we use in our daily life. Some of them can be for business and other things in life such as science. However, in some cases, a normal person can use these types for doing something. Such as running a blog might not sound like a business but is important.
You don’t need to know the types of planning you will use. However, it can be good to be aware of them. And for business owners may be necessary to know because it’s a sensitive process. But you could be doing any of these types o planning and you don’t even know it.
Tips for planning
This is very important even if you are trying to focus on creativity in planning. And I want to mention this even for normal people with any type of planning. Because we might plan but we never achieve something. That has a reason and might be because you didn’t do it the right way.
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I’m not saying I have the best way but it’s something that can work for accomplishing plans and getting things done. And you can see progress and maybe get your dream life that you wanted for a long time. This is a big part of the success that we need to know how to it properly.
You must have a goal or a final results
Planning might be a big part of success but if you don’t have this one. Which is a base for planning, it would be difficult to start or even establish a well-done plan. Whether it’s a goal that you want to achieve or a specific thing you need to get at the end of your process.
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For example, planning to change your morning routine. You would need to have a good replacement that you want to work on. Depending on what you planning, make sure to specify what is the end result or the goal. It’s an element of successful planning and something that can help to set up your plans.
The steps should realistic and easy to do for you
Most of us never achieve our plans because it would have steps that can’t be achieved or are impossible. Maybe requires more than what you thought it would need. So, whatever you are able to do, make sure it’s realistic steps that you can do. This way, it will help you to start accomplishing plans.
You might not notice that but I mentioned easy to do for you. We have different abilities and talents. Also, not everyone has the same stamina. Therefore, whatever works for you and things that you know you would do. This is a very important thing to remember when you want to plan things.
Write down all your plans
Another very important thing to do. Whether it’s for short or long planning. You need to write them down. Because it will help you to set up the perfect plan for whatever you want to do. Some of us think is not necessary to do this for some planning. Unless it’s so easy and so quick, you need to have it in front of you.
Benefits of writing down the plans:
- You will be able to adjust it easily
- Reminder for future reference
- Before you start, you can review the steps.
- It will help you to ask for opinions from an expert and professionals
There are many benefits but I mentioned some of them that are very important for us. And these are why I do write all my plans. Some people might have a different benefit from doing this. Overall, it’s good to have them in front of you. Therefore, I highly recommend writing your plans.
Ways to improve
Now, it’s time for what you guys have been waiting for. How you can add creativity to your planning. Whether it’s for a business, your own project, or just something you want to achieve. We will learn what this means and how it’s important for planning. Also, how you can do it. it is good to be creative in your planning but there are some things we should learn.
Q: What does creativity in planning means?
A: That is one great question. Creativity in planning is when you have new ideas and creative ideas you include in your planning process. Maybe the way how you plan things. Also, could be a creative way of doing a step. This applies to a long-term that can last for days or maybe weeks.
Being creative is not so important for some planning of your own. Such as doing a specific thing or achieving a goal. However, for things like a school project, business project, or if you are in a competition and need to win with something cool. You have to develop good creative planning.
Q: Why is creativity important in planning?
A: It improves your planning process and allows you to get unique and fresh results. Also, it can help to achieve the best results. Moreover, being creative will help to enjoy the process. So, it’s very important to be creative when it comes to planning or even anything in life.
Do the research and find inspiration
You need to be able to know about other people. If you want something new and fresh out of the oven. Make sure to know what has been thought about it. Get inspiration from others whether online or even from your friends and family who live near you. Maybe strangers can help to get new inspiration. Well, you will find there are no limitations of planning.
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Spend some time researching and finding inspiration as many as you can. The more you get, the better ideas you will have to put together your unique planning. Don’t rush and find out later that someone else already has done your steps or the ideas you thought were new. Also, learn about what is creative planning in advertising.
Some of people just go with the first thing that comes into their head. That would not be the thing to do if you want to be creative. You need to spend time brainstorming ideas. And when you do it, make sure it’s new and something creative. The research can confirm to you that. that’s why I put it in the first one.
This can help to be creative in many things not just planning for one thing. Even brainstorming ideas for blog posts or things you want to get or build. It’s a key to having creativity in planning. And allow you to have more ideas to help you get unique and fresh planning. And find creative plan examples that can help you to improve.
You have to analyze, track, and pay attention
Sometimes you get creative after you start. You don’t need to perfect before you proceed with your plans. Doing this will help you to achieve creativity even if you couldn’t before you get started. Also, you can analyze others’ plans and try to implement some changes to yours before or after.
Another important thing is tracking and paying attention to details and things as you proceed. We never know what will happen but sometimes we can get something new and we miss it. It happened to me a lot before but now that I’m more aware and pay attention to things always.
Make sure to be open to changes and think outside of the box
I don’t think it’s possible to be creative and not ready for change. So, make sure that you are open to changes. And don’t hesitate when it happens. You need to ensure it’s safe and not going to hurt or harm you in any way. New things that you haven’t even tried or done before might come on the way of you going toward success.
Planning a project can have a step you need to do that you have never done before. Also, may require you to do something you have never done before. You need to learn the importance of planning as well.
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Thinking outside the box while brainstorming is going to help you to be more creative. However, thinking outside the box is generally good and can help to improve creativity.
Thinking of something you never thought of before is an example of thinking outside the box. Something out of your comfort zone is another one. That will help you to add creativity in planning.
The need for strategic planning
The need for strategic planning is becoming increasingly important in today’s competitive business environment. Companies that develop a comprehensive plan and take it into account. This is important for creativity in planning as well. All the necessary elements can ensure that they remain ahead of their competition. And are better equipped to face any challenges thrown at them.
At its core, effective strategic planning involves setting and achieving short-term and long-term goals. Creating a framework to guide decision-making processes; understanding the current market landscape. Also, gaining an advantage over competitors.
Anticipating and responding to disruptive events – such as technological advances or new trends. That may have an impact on operations. With this approach, businesses can assess their resources needed, identify strengths or weaknesses, and develop strategies based on core competencies. And make decisions with confidence for maximum efficiency.
In addition to providing direction, having a plan also helps companies stay focused on their objectives while helping them adjust accordingly when changes occur outside of their control. You can find this also when trying adding creativity to planning. This is especially important when it comes to staying agile enough to respond quickly without compromising profitability in the process.
All things considered, strategic planning offers numerous benefits for businesses looking striving for success in today’s ever-evolving climate.
A well thought out plan enables companies to set achievable goals. Make sure to add creativity in planning as well. create frameworks for consistent decision making processes. Try to add creativity in planning and understand the market landscape around them, gain an advantage over competitors as well as anticipate disruptive events which may arise along the way!
Identifying strengths and weaknesses
Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a business is an integral part of strategic planning. Understanding a company’s core competencies allows them to create strategies that leverage their advantages in order to gain a competitive edge.
Conversely, without such information, businesses may find themselves unable to fully capitalize on opportunities or defend against threats due to lack of focus or resources.
To identify both strengths and weaknesses, it is necessary for companies to undertake an analysis of their internal and external environments.
This includes reviewing market trends, customer feedback and reviews, competitor analyses, economic conditions, industry regulations, and any other pertinent information.
Doing so will enable them to pinpoint areas where they have an advantage or disadvantage over competitors in the marketplace.
Once they have identified their key strengths and weaknesses businesses must then appraise their resources – both tangible (financial) as well as intangible (human capital) – for achieving desired objectives.
Having an accurate assessment of available assets allows them to develop realistic strategies. That can be implemented with what is at hand while also understanding what additional resources. May need to be acquired in order to carry out goals effectively.
Thank you for reading until this point. I shared how you can be creative in planning and some important tips to help you with the planning process. Make sure that you did well and accomplish them. Hopefully, you found this helpful in one or another. Please consider sharing this post if it was helpful.
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Yessssss!!!!! Creativity also needs a good planing. No sailor can’t sail without a map. Thank you for sharing.
Omg, I love that haha. Thank you for reading and sharing your comment!
Creativity in planning makes it all fun.
Right? it’s very important. Thank you for reading!
Great tips on having creativity in planning and accomplishing our plans. I’ve always been a planner in life and your tips are very helpful!
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Great tips here Frank. Creativity is a crucial element in the planning process. Without it, your plans may lack originality, freshness, and appeal.
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thanks for the tips, very helpful!
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This is a good post and an important topic. It’s actually very simple to say that I have a plan. But when we start writing down and start analysing progress everyday, we realise that being creative in planning takes effort. It helps us create a precise strategy and a road map to success.
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Great post! Love the actionable steps for achieving what you want out of life. I look forward to reading more articles!
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I always think; “This time I am going to plan some blogs ahead so that I only have to hit the publish button.” Brilliant plan, but I never execute it.
Ah, well, sometimes can take time to execute them and follow up. I hope you can manage to do that.
Planning is ever so important in any project or even finance. That’s one of my biggest things this weekend…figuring the best way forward with plans!
Right? It’s very important we need to plan. Thank you for reading!
I try to think outside the box and use my creativity whenever possible. Great post!
That’s awesome, it’s nice to think outside of the box. Thank you for reading!
I like to get inspiration from friends and family. It does help me be more creative.
That’s awesome, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!
I was much more disciplined with planning when I was younger, but the older I get the more I go with the flow, not sure if that is good or bad but it has been the best way for me to find a work/life balance – being a little less rigid and giving myself more time for hobbies and personal pursuits than I allowed myself in the past.
Ah, I see. Well, it’s not the best because we need to maintain good planning process.
Great actionable steps here Fransic. Thanks for sharing!
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Great post! I love planning, I plan everything! Creative planning is so useful in everyday life!
Thank you for commenting! Planning is great in our lives.
I absolutely agree that creativity in planning is essential for achieving success in any endeavour. Planning is not just about creating a to-do list or a timeline. It’s about thinking creatively and strategically to achieve your goals effectively and efficiently.
Right? It’s very important to have creativity. Thank you for reading!
I agree about the brainstorming! If something doesn’t feel right or I feel I need more, I find doing a brainstorming/brain dump session can make such a difference!
It’s important to do that. I’m glad to know you agree.
Creativity is vital to the planning process, and that is why vision boards are so popular. It allows people to express their creativity while mapping out the future.
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I really enjoyed reading your article on creativity in planning. Your points about the importance of brainstorming, taking breaks, and embracing new ideas were spot-on. Have you considered discussing how technology can also aid in the creative planning process? Keep up the great work!
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I’m a huge planner. I love to plan. One of my favorite things is to do a quarterly vision board. But I agree with you being creativity and being open to change is so important! Great article.
Great! Planning is a great thing to have in life. Thank you for reading!
This is excellent advice on planning. I found some helpful ideas that I will use. It’s worth the time and effort to work out a plan. Your article makes it a lot easier to get a plan going.
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Creativity takes intentionality. I believe we are all creative, but some people are intentional about being creative. Thanks for this post!
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I love the phrase “analyze, track, and pay attention.” What a great way to summarize the most important things about planning and following through. Great post – thank you!
Right? these are very important. Thank you for reading!
Thank you for this information! As a big planner myself, I enjoyed reading your tips!
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I love everything planning and organisation! Talking about it and reading about it! Great post!
These are very important for many people. Thank you for reading and sharing your feedback!
I find planning before hand helps out quite a bit, I like making to do lists and planning what order to get everything done in.
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I never thought there were different types of plans. Yes, it is a ready good idea to organize all future ideas. Thank you for the useful post again!
Well, I’m glad you know now.
I love your tip about hand writing the plan. I always found myself following hand written plans more often than those written on my computer. Great article and interesting read!
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Thank you for these tips. i will be implementing some of them now.
Great, hope they can help you to improve it.
I love writing down my plans, as I advance. This reminds me of my friend from the days in school, Henry, who wrote down his detailed plan of getting wealthy. It was so impressive. I wonder how far he is, on his list.
Great, writing them down is so helpful. Thank you for reading!
Great tips! very informative post
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You know by now reading my blog and social media I love planning. Especially creative planning. For me, I like to physically write them down and they do say you are more likely to achieve goals if you right them down as well.
Having a creative planner makes me happy and setting it up for me is part of my self care too. Thank you for sharing this post. This will be helpful for people who are wanting to start planning.
Yeah, I’ve been following you for a long time. And love your planners. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!
Great tips! Brainstorming, and thinking outside the box are great ways to find ways to reach the goal.
Yeah, it does help a lot. Thank you for reading!
I cannot function wothout writing down the plans. So, thanks for adding that!
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Great post! Love the idea of adding creativity to the planning process 🙂
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These are all really great and very helpful tips and ideas! Thanks for sharing this with us I’m gonna keep these tips in mind
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I love planning so much. It does sometimes hold me back and I’m learning to have more fun with my planning now
Great! It’s nice to have fun and be creative with it. Thank you for reading!
Planning is very important as it helps us to identify our goals clearly. It makes us decide clearly and concretely what we need to do to have the effect on society that we want. It helps us make sure that we all understand our goal and what we need to do to reach it by involving everyone in the planning process.
Right? it helps a lot to stay organized and work well. Thank you for reading!
I love this post! I feel like a lot of this can be applied to the work I must do to run my blog.
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I’ve made a note of some of these tips so I can get my creativity flowing again! Thank you for sharing them Fransic x
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Yes, planning is so important, but I tend not to plan far ahead because then I get carried away with non-realistic goals. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.
YEah, it’s very important. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts.
Some good ideas here. I’m very much a planner x
Great! It’s good to have planning habits. Thank you for reading!
Great tips! I do my best to plan ahead for my blog and tend to have a rough schedule of tasks for atleast the following two months. Actually sticking to the schedule is a whole different task of course. Thanks for sharing!
I’m glad to know that you found them great tips! Thank you for reading!
Awesome post, definitely original and very helpful..
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