Project Plan: Brainstorming for Entrepreneurs

FSP_Ezine_021915_SquareBlogImageAre you overwhelmed by projects? Do they always seem to be out of control? The solution is to brainstorm it all out into a mind-map.

Many entrepreneurs struggle with project management. I believe the problem often isn’t managing the project, rather it’s not creating a full project plan in the beginning or structuring it.

The best project planning is interactive and done outside the “box.” {Click to Tweet}

In this video I share my strategy for brainstorming (mind-mapping) your projects. This one strategy has the potential to take your productivity and delegation to the next level. Hint: Step away from your computer or notepad to brainstorm.

Click below to learn how to brainstorm your way into productive project management.

Don’t get discouraged by your projects and tasks! Watch this for more encouragement.

Katie Mazzocco, The Small Business Systems Strategist, is the creator of the Success Productivity System™ and Operations Mastery Measure™, the proven step-by-step processes that teach you exactly how to transform your chronic-stress and business struggles into increased income and impact in the world. To get your Free Checklist: 33 Systems Every Small Business Must Have to be Successful and receive Katie’s productivity videos on making your business more successful and less stressful, enter your email address below now. Get your FREE checklist
Katie Mazzocco
Katie Mazzocco
Katie Mazzocco, The Small Business Systems Strategist, is the creator of the Success Productivity System™ and Operations Mastery Measure™, the proven step-by-step processes that teach you exactly how to transform your chronic-stress and business struggles into increased income and impact in the world.

11 Comments

  1. Lori Manns says:

    Wow! This is right on time. Thanks for these very insightful tips.

  2. I love this method because it is movable, easily added to and visual. I love the idea of taking a picture of it and to move it directly into project management tool.

  3. hi Katie, this is so important for the entrepreneur. I especially love the focus on creating a structure, something that heart-centred and soul-driven feminine entrepreneurs are not particularly great at sometimes 🙂

  4. I love the idea of breaking down and then breaking it down – post notes excellent idea for me as I come up with ideas as I go and can get sidetracked or lose the thought! Thanks great tips x

  5. Suzie Cheel says:

    This sounds like me, have just been doing this and post its are great. have also used stickies on my computer. Asana is a great idea, thanks for the reminder

  6. Thanks Katie for the practical tips and great ideas on project planning. It is such an important skill. I liked your use of brainstorming and have also found it is much more fun to use to design projects, programs, workshops … .

  7. Debra Reble says:

    Katie the timing of this video was absolutely perfect. I just completed a series of 4 podcasts and I could of used these strategies. So I will apply them to the next project….tomorrow finishing my book. thank you

  8. Katie,
    Great tips! As they say, “you can’t eat an elephant all in one bite.” Sometimes we think about the big end game instead of breaking it down into smaller pieces. But once we break it down, then we can see things in a different perspective and allow ourselves to “move our ideas” around.

    Happy Creating!

    Teresa

  9. Katie, I use a similar process with my clients who are stuck in deer-in-the-headlights mode. Chunking things down is such a huge help! The use of sticky notes is inspired. Thanks!!

  10. I love how flexible this approach is. I definitely find that I freeze when I try to sit down and create an outline or a plan directly on paper. Your approach feels so freeing!

  11. Kelly says:

    So much fun to play with Post its!! Im such a visual person and this really helps me map out and move!!

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