I once worked for a German boss that was a stickler for detail and planning. He was a hard taskmaster and although drove me to higher standards of performance early in my career, his attention to detail in planning was often restrictive.
Why? Because over planning can slow you down to the point where you never get around to actually executing the plan. Things move on and plans end up having to be changed again and again.
So the trick is to plan the minimum you need to get started and to give you a clear direction of what needs to be done in the future and then amend your plan periodically as things evolve.
In this post, I share with you the eight essential factors to address in your course planning phase so you can actually get started and make progress. I want to help you get things done and not get overwhelmed by the thought of their being too much for you to do or frustrated and confused because you don't know where to begin.