Plan of Action for Business 5 Reasons Why


Updated from July 7, 2016

If you take a plan of action

You will be in the category of the 5% of the world who take action towards their visions and their dreams.

The other 95% of the population do not realize their dreams. Only that 5% have the ability to set goals and utilize opportunities, move forward with their lives. If you find yourself floating between the 0% – 95% of the population you need tools that you can use to help yourself to be in that positive thinking 5%.

Taking Action

What does taking action really mean?

It means taking one constructive step towards your envisioned picture of what the future looks like.  Then another and another. Taking these action steps doesn’t have to be bold if you’re not completely ready yet. If you are just starting out as we all did at one time, take it slow but be persistent and  be really consistent.

Learn from someone who has already succeeded A Mentor /having a mentor

Someone who has been successful at what you wish to accomplish.  Make sure that they have real documentation to prove that they are indeed successful in their field. Hiring a coach My post on having a Mentor.

I was feeling stuck. I have done a good job in the past 10 years or so learning all I can about marketing on my own. I started out learning the basics and ended up taking many courses online. I am in the 95% I I feel like I need to take the next big self-improvement step if I want to become one of the successful 5% who is making their lives count and being successful online with their businesses.

5 Plan of Action Steps

Action Plan for Business

Step #1


10 things you can do today to stop waiting time. My post about organization for your business.

How can you work more efficiently? We all have the same time constraints. Successful entreprenures just have learned to use time a little more wisely. Using tools that help save time such as:

  • Asana
  • Trello
  • Acuity time calendar scheduling
  • and more that I use can be found here> Resources  Page

Step #2 Social Media

What are your Social Media Practices ? (My post on goals for your business.)

Social Media Marketing is a necessity for today’s small business owner. You need to be where your customers are, and you must reach out to them with your offers… You need to integrate internet communications into your normal routine of business networking. You want to to supply what your customers or clients are searching for. What are people in your niche interested in ?  Find out and supply it.

Have a mission statement and core message as well as a central solution for your business. It gives structure to your plans. Direction to your business.

Step# 3

Learn with GROUPS

I have joined many different groups online. When I started on the internet I needed a lot of help because I didn’t know anything about marketing. Nor did I understand what it meant being successful online. I was lucky to find great people who taught me a little here and little there.

social media certification

One guru marketer told me I should have a website. Not being familiar with hardly any websites other than the free ones I had tried. He sold me a  WordPress website with a  high price tag with hosting… My first WordPress site. I vowed to myself that I would learn how to create websites and spent a long time learning how to create WordPress sites. Now it’s part of my business. I love creating and maintaining blogs.

From that beginner’s group, in particular, I learned quite a lot. Then I became friends with someone who was in a different type of group. This was a teaching company on marketing.  I stayed with these people for many years. I bought almost everything they put out. I also took a 4-month intensive course on Social Media. Excellent training with videos and group coaching, also one on one business planning. They also set up a membership site of the successful Social Media Specialists, with a page about each graduate. I  received a certificate icon and a signed and framed certificate of completion. I am a certified Social Media Campaign Specialist. This was several years ago, I keep up with new platforms for social media, but not every one, only the ones that serve my audience.

The Power Affiliate Club

Another group I was affiliated with was the Power Affiliate Club PAC for short. I knew the Director of a previous group, I was involved with. I became friends with Lesly Federici the head of PAC. I started sending her items I came across that I thought she would like to read concerning PAC. After some time she asked me to join PAC as an admin member. I was the happy “Welcome Lady” for new people starting a membership with PAC. I contacted them by messenger, reviewed their blogs and reported back to Lesly if they reached our guidelines for joining. Created welcome and birthday images for each member. I enjoy the admin hangouts we had and did as much as I could  to help this blogging community in my spare time. It is now closed.

Step # 4 


Departure of the traditionally employed worker to the indidual who can provide services and skills.  The Gig Economy.  Randastad Canada estimated that  20-30 % of the workforece are made up of non traditional workers. Any freshlance work if you have the time & the skills  such as VA work. The Gig Economy

Step # 5


Recodnize what you don’t want, and make way for what you Love doing.

Company Goals exciting Innovative company goals

Financial goals,  and what you will need to reach that goal. Start with your calendar. Plan your projects on a quartly basis, then monthly and weekly and so on.



One product I purchased Time Blocking System  to organize my calandar Trellow-ing (my affiliate link)







Experience over 10 Years

I have learned from all my time online,  what I love to do, and just what I don’t like to do. I know what my strengths and weakness are. I am moving towards my big vision of being successful with my own business online. I own a business of 12 years, offline as well. I have come a long way on my own but feel that I am at a crossroads now. I have been presented with many different choices of direction and for the first time in a long time, I feel stuck.

How do you get back into the 5% again?
How do I get your wheels turning and get back on track?

I feel that getting together with a coach is the right thing to start moving forward again. The right coach that understands what you want for your business and can show you how to get it.

What will happen if you stay where you are? If I you are  still on this path 2 years from now? What would that mean for your self-confidence? Your bank account? Your happiness?

What will happen if nothing changes?

If you  still haven’t achieved what you want – that indicates your doing something wrong. No one has ever succeeded all  on their own. You want to find a solution and be among that 5%. Do that scary thing, go for your dreams and  start gaining momentum by hiring a coach. Work from a calendar system and  have a plan of action.

Also I have just started to ad VA services to my site. Perhaps work for another group or business owner is in my future. Following a plan of action will work for me, and for you.


I hope this article is a wake-up call and reminds you to start changing things today, Start taking action and becoming someone who is going forward  -toward your own vision in life. A plan of action starts with the first step.


About Kathryn Maclean Work With Me VA
A certified Social Media Campaign specialist using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest – Affiliate Marketing


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