PLAN YOUR WORK and WORK YOUR PLAN

Sometimes I post on my Instagram what would you like me to write about next and I always get some interesting topics. So for today, I’ve decided to answer a question about Planning. And funny enough, today I ran into this quote by Eisenhower;

‘In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable’

Totally true!

I remember when I was taking painting lessons… I knew I won’t be good at it because you have to plan the whole painting upfront. Not a single thing there for me, haha. I freeze when I see the blank paper, although, with words, it’s different. But I do the same thing, I only have a topic in mind and then I let my fingers work the magic of arranging letters. I suppose it’s that easy for (real) painters, as well, when it comes to painting, but not for me. I gave up after about one year, I think…

Well, the same goes for planning. I’m not a fan of it, but yes! when you run any project it’s essential, although things still never go as planned. That’s why my mantra isΒ My only plan is to go with a flow. And I do that. I start with a plan, even a detailed one, but as soon as the launch happens things start to change, adjust, and get managed on a whole different level. This doesn’t mean that things go sideways … not always πŸ™‚ Sometimes they up-level my expectations and I have to keep up with that as well.Β 

So, plan and be ready to change the plan often. There’s more than one planning within each project.

But here’s the thing; 

People are not used to these quick turns. Most people are not willing to break through them. They get discouraged when the plan doesn’t work from the start. I get that. I understand it takes a lot of courage and flexibility to act this way… We have to keep the balance and not get to burnout because then it all falls apart, and we want to enjoy the stuff we do, right? But I see that as an act of creativity! That’s where the magic lies πŸ™‚

‘My plan B is to make plan A work’

The hardest part for me here is when I plan the whole thing the way I really like, but at the end of the day, I’m the only one who likes it, hahaha. I’m like ‘How do you not get it?!’ πŸ˜€ But what happens then is that I move along and adjust what needs to be adjusted and it always, always, always happens that the original launch idea starts to get attention after a while. Therefore, I can say that so far, within the Black Rabbit Tea almost all my projects were successful.

The only one I can remember fell flat (by my expectations) was The Artist Collab project. I was so excited when I created it! I worked with many amazing artists! But the project just fell flat. People were still purchasing Black Rabbit Tea merch rather than Artist’s creations. And that’s one of those moments when I’m the only one liking the idea. That’s the hard part because there are hearts incorporated within this brand.

As I’m going, I’m learning to detach much easier, but it wasn’t like that at first. I wanted every idea to go as planned from the start and to succeed the best it’s possible. Now, I bring the intention of the plan, do some planning of course, but easily change details still holding to the intention behind it. It’s just moving faster this way, not giving up on the important parts.

Think about it as jumping off a cliff… You plan a place, how to get there, when to do it… but once you’re off you’re off! Now the fun starts! You may hit your head or learn to fly… As always, it’s up to you.

‘Plan your work and work your plan’

I hope this was helpful for your next planning πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to check some new teas that we add to the shop recently!

Black Rabbit Tea

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4 Comments

  1. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    πŸ’œ …or “Jump” and The Net Will Appear EveryOne; it’s Our CHOICE!!! EveryBody; is it Rigid, Inflexible “Planning” from Our Brutal, Abusive Parental Conditioning, http://www.ericberne.com , or Fluid, Flexible “Plans” such as The Purity of Our ChildLike, SubConscious Fluid Flexible Soul “Plan” that Simply and Complexly Desires and Hopes for Our Existence, Experiments and Experience EveryBody πŸ™„πŸ˜’πŸ˜ πŸ€” ?

    …πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

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    1. I do not understand a single point here… 🀭 Please tell me more… πŸ€βœ¨πŸ˜†

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      1. Yernasia Quorelios says:

        πŸ’Ž – Diamond Hard – πŸ’Ž

        πŸ’Ž Give Me a List of Specific Questions SupaSoulSis; then I Will Answer as Best as I AM Able

        πŸ’Ž – Diamond Hard – πŸ’Ž

        …πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž…

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      2. No questions darling, just didn’t understand your comment above ☺️ 🀍

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