Most of us have goals and wishes about achievements for that ‘one day’ in the future, but in most cases, they don’t even take off because we fail to make concrete plans. That is where the disconnect happens between achieving a goal and just dreaming.
One of the most common reasons why small businesses fail in the first few years is that they had poor planning. Spending adequate time to create a business plan that goes through every key aspect of your business will give you a complete understanding of your business. A business plan usually comprises of your vision and mission statement, industry analysis and goes all the way to specifics like budgets, expenses and employees. As a small business owner, you would say, I know my business. Of course you do, but have you got it documented in a simple form and visible to you and your staff all the time? The business plan is for you to focus on the What you do in business, Why you are in business and How you go about your business.
Our One-Pager Strategic Business Plan can be completed within a couple of hours, and is the foundation of your further plans and projects that will make you and your business grow.
Going forward, your business has started a few initiatives, for example, to get more clients or to establish a new production street. Whatever your initiative is, you will need to plan ahead. Do you know what to do, when and how? What is your plan? In our 30+ years of experience in the industry, we have fared much better with a plan in our hands than just starting something and do the guesswork when we crossed yet another bridge. We help our clients to establish a waterproof plan that is pragmatic, detailed enough for the current phase, that is clear and concise for all stakeholders.
What would you do when things go wrong? Your supplier is late, but your client requires the finished product on time? Did you plan for that, too? In our experience, most projects omit planning for the unexpected obstacles on a regular basis. We regularly work with our clients to perform something called Risk Management. We plan ahead for anything we know that could go wrong, devise strategies on how to deal with that potential event. We know, each project is different, and things change all the time. Regular revisiting your plans and risks is just a normal task, and we would like you to do that too.
What does your business do when you need a holiday? Most owner operators have not had holidays or time off since they started their business. Let’s plan for this. Let us help you to plan for some time out while your business is running on autopilot. Too good to be true? Find out yourself and ask us how.
You can plan for almost everything, so you can achieve your dreams, your goals. Plan us in and we plan with you!
The key difference between those who have achieved their goals and those who are still dreaming is that they take action.
Once we have planned, let’s take action and execute. At Project Reboot we will work with you that you achieve what you have planned. Many small businesses fail in executing their projects as there is a tiny flaw in the system: Wrong Accountability. Business Owners are holding themselves accountable, and here is the issue. Our mindset is programmed to not do things, to not take risks and better stay in our comfort zone. This is where procrastination comes in. Our mindset, our subconscious mind, our ego tries to sabotage our growth in finding a lot of excuses to not do things. We will work with you and hold you accountable in achieving what you have been planning for. And as part of that we will discuss those excuses, when they arise; excuses we may have already addressed in our risks while planning.
As usual issues will arise and tensions may start. Nothing to worry about. We are here to support you in resolving the issues and keeping a cool mind. Many projects and endeavours have failed when the first issue occurred. People have given up as they saw an issue from an emotional point of view, attributed it as too hard and went away. We will work with you and find pragmatic solutions to those issues. We will reboot your mindset, literally, so you are looking at the issue rather than getting negatively excited about it. As Thomas Alva Edison said: “The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.”
We will keep you working towards your goals, have focus sessions, resolve issues with you on your projects, and build up your resilience against excuses, inaction, procrastinating behaviours. We are going to do small steps towards your big audacious goal, just to prove to your ego, your subconscious saboteur that you can do it.
The great racing driver Mario Andretti once said: “If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”
If you just want to get older, please close this website. If you want to grow and have a successful work-life balance, please stay and contact us. Don’t just get older, become more, do, more, have more.
We want you to be able to happily live a life of your dreams. Along the journey to success we will prepare your mindset to become strong when it comes to objection handling, when obstacles come your way. Resilience is key to most issues faced in life. Having the right strategies and thinking patterns in place assist you to put things into the right perspective, and to make your journey to success much more enjoyable. We are going to eliminate the ‘bad’ stress in your daily life.
The writer Catherine Pulsifer said: “May you find the balance of life – time for work but also time for play. Too much of one thing ends up creating stress that no one needs in their life.”
To find a satisfied life, to eliminate stress that no one needs, we are going to help you to determine on what you will be spending time, on the urgent things or the important ones. Stephen R. Covey’s seven habits of successful people has been a guidance for us. A number of simple tools will assist you here to achieve satisfaction each and every day, so you can enjoy time away from work, and at the same time enjoy time at work as the writer Heather Schuck said: “You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.”
Let us look forward to spending time with family and friends, go to the beach, travel the world, climb that mountain, watch those movies, support your charity, inspire others while you know that your business is in good shape and is running like clockwork even without you.
The PLAN.DO.LIVE. Membership
I met Bodo around a year ago and was impressed with his skills and knowledge how to help people from procrastinating. You know, the decisions, goals and dreams you would like to do, but fear would step in, self doubt, possible criticism, and then you stop and can not move forward. Well, Bodo is the person to speak to, to propel and guide you to follow your passion in your chosen work...
I have been working with Bodo at Project Reboot for the last 12 months with Strategic Planning and Accountability calls for my business Belleden Therapies. Within that time my revenue has increased by 4 times, just because Bodo encouraged me to plan ahead, kept me accountable for my action and helped me to get back on track, when obstacles obstructed my path.
With Project Reboot's PLAN.DO.LIVE blueprint I have been able to successfully create a Work-Life Balance, that I always wanted.<br> When I started working with Bodo, I felt straight away that I was on the right path. His tools and techniques are universal and unique at the same time. He took the pain out of starting and continuing to do whatever is needed to get me going. With Bodo's guidance, my time management and execution skills have improved, so my business has doubled in revenue over 9 months. Bodo has a fun way to deal with serious matters and eased my mind about potential pitfalls when implementing strategies and executing projects.
Within 6 months Bodo has helped me to be well on track to reach my goals for this year. We have recently upgraded to use Project Reboot's PLAN.DO.LIVE blueprint, and I think with Bodo's guidance we are well positioned to achieve 20% more revenue than originally planned. Bodo's Accountability sessions for me are the key to moving ahead.
Bodo is Smart. Not just clever, Bodo has a rare emotional ability to negotiate difficult political situations. He has a level of self awareness that is often lacking in project and change management these days. Bodo is on my permanent list of consultants that I will call on again. Bodo embodies the professional Management Consultant in the purest sense of the word.
Bodo is dilligent worker and well respected both among his peers and client. As Manager of the PMO, Bodo provided strong support and governance to project delivery.
Bodo is a highly professional life and business coach. He has ability to guide a client with profound knowledge and awareness, working result oriented and based on client defined goals. He has high ethical values while inspiring and challenge towards desired success. Bodo is a definite "go to" coach who has an awesome repertoire of tools as well as extreme personal congruency. Highly recommended to work with!
During my time at Western Power, Bodo has been a good source of information relating to WP's project management methodology, documentations and processes. His 'can do' attitude coupled with the willingness to assist will certainly be valued by many.
Bodo has worked as PM for the purchase and implementation of a PPM software solution for a Major Resources company. Bodo conducted himself in a thoroughly professional manner and delivered to and beyond the customer's expectations. I would recommend Bodo for any position that requires Project management expertise and a high level of integrity.
Beyond being a seasoned and skilled PM, Bodo has an attitude which influences his teams to deliver excellence and fosters higher levels of client satisfaction, making him a valuable professional to any organization.
Bodo was a very enthusiastic, pro-active project manager advising and assisting on the customer side of the Clarity implementation project (for which I was the CA Technologies project manager). He is very interested in Project & Portfolio Management and was very quick to pick up a good understanding of Clarity functionality (from self-learning and formal, customised training).
Bodo brings a wealth of skills, experience and patience to his work. He has a diligent approach and is recognised as a valued member and advisor for creation, implementation and operation of PMO governance and PMO systems. I look forward to the opportunity of working with him again.
I joined Bodo’s PMO in mid 2014 during the expansion from 7 to 17 PMs, BAs and Project Coordinators. Supported by the PRINCE2 based framework Bodo had put in place we were able to deliver 40 projects in the latter half of the year. As a Project Manager I appreciated the consistent use of PRINCE2 practices and the team leadership that Bodo provided.
Bodo has been a great asset and fantastic colleague to work with. Bodo’s depth of knowledge and expertise has been invaluable, and was a key contributor to the success of one of our major projects executed within Customer Fleet. During Bodo's time at ECU, I've also seen the Program Management Office transform from an internally siloed department, to a functional and valued office with the organisation. It’s been great working with Bodo and I would happily work with him again.
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Bodo at ECU, we both worked within the same Service group and we quickly established a great rapport and close working relationship. Bodo is skilled and very knowledgeable, he engaged effectively with his team and management alike. He was able to effectively introduce Project Management control and governance processes for small to large Projects into an evolving environment in an effective and precise manner. It was a pleasure to work with him, and I believe that his skills and attitude make him an effective and valuable IT manager.
Having previously worked with Bodo at Edith Cowan University (ECU), I was already familiar with his level of professionalism and it was with this in mind that I jumped at the opportunity to work with him again at the Department of Commerce. Bodo is by far one of the more approachable and knowledgeable managers as well as instantly likeable and friendly that I've had the pleasure to work with and I hope to have that opportunity again in future.
I have the privilege of working with Bodo Frost across a variety of industries. He is a hardworking Manager who focuses on his people. Bodo’s expertise within the project management, business analysis and development space allows him to work closely with his team to achieve outstanding results.