Almost everything worth doing is scary as hell. It’s like playing chicken.
That’s why you need a plan.
If you don’t have a plan you have to make important decisions in the moment that you are least capable of making them well – when impact seems imminent.
That’s a great way to lose at a game of chicken.
Or screw up an ad spend.
Or make a website that sucks.
Or create a brand that no one cares about.
The plan is SO important that it’s become the focus of my business, much more than the artifacts that are created to support the plan…because it doesn’t matter how awesome the artifact is, if the plan sucks you’re going to lose your game of chicken. You’re going to flinch and waste the resources you’ve already devoted to the development of the artifacts.