The effectiveness of your plan is not dependent on its complexity but it is in how it is being implemented. Your goals need not to be vague and wordy; it is your commitment that counts.
A lot of people are having difficulty of crafting a plan; all the more of devising a plan that is workable yet simple in structure. This prompted me to craft simple steps to help you craft simplified plan but rich in wisdom and one that really works. What you need is a guide in how to come up with this plan, so I have prepared the following to make it easier for you:
Reinforce your Vision
Reinforce your vision from time to time. Remind yourself everyday about your vision. Update your vision continually, make changes, and make it grow as you also grow. Your vision must become a part of your system, and not just a composition of useless statements. Consult with it when deciding on important matters, and make it your inspiration for striving.
Identify possible ways to gauge results
You must craft strategies of measuring results. It will help you identify the key areas for which your business is strong and where it is weak. This you could give you enough preparation to make improvements.
Make your strong points stronger
After you have identified the strength of your business, you have to craft ways to make it way better and stronger. You must not get lax with your successes. Continually seek for improvements.
You must know the things that you consider relevant so that you could give it priority over the others. The tendency is when things begin to improves, a businessman get entangled with so many affairs that he gets lost as to what is important and what is not. Devote your resources to things that you consider relevant. And for you to do this, you must be clear with your vision.
Keep track of things
It helps to keep track of everything that you employ with your plan. Record your progress and setbacks. Mention the specific details for future reference. As much as possible, do not left things out, include even the minute fact. This will help you to have a solid reference once you start analysis of your business.
Act and React
You need to act accordingly and react to feedbacks appropriately. The reason of having a plan is so you could organize your actions. Be prompt with your responses. If you have seen things that need rectification, attend to it immediately.
Make your plan work. Improve on areas that need improving, and celebrate with your successes.