Writing Your Personal Plan


For a very very long time I did not like writing personal or business plans. This was because every time I wanted to do it, I was reminded of my high school teacher telling me– “Dei, GO do your homework. Go write a business plan”

Now here’s my dilemma;

Firstly, I did not know how to write a business plan and secondly, I did not really think it worked; I just didn’t think it was effective….

It wasn’t until I realized how to write up a personal plan that worked for me, and from then, I just could not wait to write up my personal plan for the following year.


So today, I am going to talk about 2 different types of personal plans: 
1. The first one involves lots and lots of information. Dissecting, spending lots of hours and even days getting every single detail of your plan in place, hat you’ll read once per month.
2. From the details of the plan above, you will gather all the information, and taking the simple things that you need, creating a one page personal plan. This is the one you’ll look at multiple times per day.
Prior to writing up a personal or business plan for 2019, ask yourself:

> what could I have done differently in the previous year? 

>What can I change for the next?

Is there a trend you’re recognizing that you know is not working for you? 

The truth is this, when working on a personal or business plan for the next year, the most important data/year is the last year.
In order to predict the future, you have to study history (2018):

What went right?

 If 2018 was bad, gauge your next year on “what percentage of your goals became a reality?”

If less than 50% of your goals became a reality, then it tells you that either:

1. You didn’t put forward the best effort (or energy).
2. You didn’t have the best strategy.
Most times it’s EFFORT!


When you’re about to do a business plan, you simply cannot only look at the business itself. Think of everything that will affect it. For example, think of family/relationship issues. Did you know that a fight immediately before a business presentation can affect your delivery to prospective clients. Financial issues can also make business bad, because you’ll stress out, not having your finances in order. Health problems can affect your energy. Your spirituality will also affect your business. For each area: 

Financial, Family, Business, Personal development, Health, Spiritual….

Categorize the “good, bad and ugly” about each, for the past year. What details can you gather from each section? Why didn’t relationships work? What changes can you make to your food consumption? Etc. 

 After noting your mistakes from the previous year, if you can get past old habits that weren’t beneficial, then you can achieve. “heaven of business”. You must go through hell first (dropping old habits).

Again, for each category, write down new habits.
Financial: I want to save $3000 monthly.
Family: I want a girlfriend or a family.
Business: I need better systems, 7 salesmen, a sales leader, 2 assistants, a minimum gross or XYZ per year etc.

The one-page personal or business plan consists of your goals, while the detailed business plan consists of the “how to” for achieving each goal.
Give your one-page plan a title. Eg. 2019, the year of recreating myself, OR, the year of growth, OR, the year of expansion, explosion, etc. What does the year/the plan represent to you?
Write down each category, and for each, list 3 new habits and 3 new goals.
Examples of habits:
Track all my financial accounts on the 19th of every month……. Exercise 3 times per week.

Examples of goals: Weight of 190 lbs, 13% body fat…. Run a 26 mile marathon.

Revisit your detailed  plan once per month. This is because the brain needs to constantly see the numbers. The one page plan helps you to Review, Drive and Re-review. Review daily, Drive your initiatives and keep repeating the process. Treat it as if you’re learning the lyrics to a new song.

After creating the one page, decide what sacrifices you’re gonna make. What will you give up? TV, Drinking etc..?

 The more time you spend on
strategy (detailed plan), the better of a one page you can write.

Place the one page (laminated) somewhere where you’ll
always see it. Look at it everyday, and intentionally pursue your goals and dreams in 2019.





By: Dei-Rasi Freckleton


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This Post Has 119 Comments

  1. Keresia Smalling

    This is super amazing Dei.
    I’m going to get on this ASAP and write my own personal plan for this year.

    1. Awwwwwwww. Thank you for the very first feedback on my first ever blog post. I am eternally grateful

  2. Donnisha Gordon

    Honestly, I can already tell this is gonna work for me.
    Thank you

  3. Jermaine Davis

    The guy had us mesmerized when he came to present at Old Harbour High.
    Keep it up Mr. Motivator

  4. Donnisha Gordon

    Honestly, I can tell already that this is gonna work for me. Awesome stuff.

  5. Kemel O'Hara

    I have already borrowed this Dei, know you won’t mind. Solid and practical.

  6. Samantha Smallwood

    This is amazing Mr Freckleton. I’m inspired by this.. I definitely know this is gonna work for me

  7. Romel Wynter

    This is extremely awesome bro👊👍
    Great words/ideas💯. Tbh, I can already see that this is gonna work for me. This is very stupendous✌. I’m gonna go right ahead and start writing my own personal plan for this year 2019.

  8. Lunise Roache

    Thanks much for this info. It will help me with my work plan….

  9. Amagay Mitchell

    I guess I should try this out. Seems like a brilliant idea.

  10. Kendrea Freckleton

    I started since January 1 and every morning my mind is on my goals.
    Good read

  11. Lunise Roache

    Thanks much for this info D. I’m sure this will help me to finish up my work plan.

  12. Giselle Stewart

    Three words:
    Amazing, Inspiring and Motivational.
    Love it. Keep it up.

    1. Thank you for reading and providing your feedback Gisselle. I aim to continue and I wish you well. Dei

  13. Addairre Esmie

    Great advice. Keep it up. Good work. Will definitely organize my 2019 better with this information

    1. Thank you, my friend, for reading and also providing your feedback. I wish you well. Dei

  14. Kalena Buckley

    Great stuff Dei.
    This has really given me something to think about, know it will work for me. Keep up the good work…

  15. Kalena Buckley

    Great job Dei.
    I know this really going to work for myself and other persons, really a good strategy. Keep up the good work…

  16. Kamesha Brown

    Very interesting and informative…..

    Keep up the good work Dei 😊

  17. Kamesha Brown

    Very interesting and informative…..
    Keep up the good work Dei 😊

  18. Yohance Reid

    Someone sent this to me and I looked and saw that it was sorta lengthy.
    However, the moment I started reading I was engaged.
    Thank you Mr. Die for this particular blog post.
    I love that it spoke to ME.
    Thanks man

    1. Thank you for reading it. I hope that your life will continually benefit from the content I choose to blog about. Dei

  19. Mickalia Brown

    This is great!Wow.. Very good

  20. Mickalia Brown

    Keep it up

  21. Malaika

    Very profound and relevant piece of work.
    Keep motivating and continue to choose themes that will improve lives.

    1. Thank you. I will continue to do the same. All the very best for the rest of this year- and beyond. Dei

  22. Adriana

    2019 is going to be a successful year. I can totally feel it

  23. Gervin Khan

    This is such a great idea to write our personal plan and be on with it. We definitely need this to set plan and make it into action or achievement. Thank you for sharing this to us.

  24. Emmeline

    Love this! Set up my own plan for 2019 on January 1st and so far delivering on it 100% or more!

  25. Mellia

    Inspirational… This has encourage me to take a different approach to achieving my goals and to have a greater control over the direction I want to steer my life.

  26. Great goal-setting/goal-getting tips! Hope we all achieve our goals this year! 🙂

  27. Denise

    Keep up the good work💯

  28. Christa

    I love the idea of writing a personal plan. Keeping your goals organized and checking in with your progress is a great way to achieve success.

  29. Helen Neale

    I don’t really have a life plan this 2019 but it sounds like a great idea. Nad I believe it will gonna work for me.

    1. If you BELIEVE and put in the work, you have nothing to hinder you from succeeding. Dei

  30. shelby

    I really need to set up a business plan. Right now I feel like I am floating in the wind.

    1. If you ever need my help, just say the word….. and, it is pro-bono too, 😉 Dei

  31. My 2018 plan was only 32% complete. Another 15% will be done in 2019, the other 50% I have made redundant/given up on. Plans are necessary, but times do change!

  32. Woodeline

    Yessss. 2019 is all about setting the goals, plan and follow through. This year I am focusing on consistency

  33. Alma

    I am not good at yearly plans I have to break it down into monthly goals to make sure I reach my ultimate goals.

    1. This is superb Alma. By the way, I like your website. Small plans are a part of the big plan too. 😉 Dei

  34. Elizabeth O

    Great advice sounds like a brilliant idea.. This is encouraging post. Keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. I will keep it up and I wish you well….. all of 2019 and beyond. Dei

  35. Nandita

    It’s nice how you stress on reviewing the success of your last year’s goals to know how to set new goals that are more realistic and how to plan better. While planning, it’s important to keep in mind your capacity for action on a daily basis & additional things that might affect that.
    – Nandita

    1. Thanks for that addition right there. Very important and necessary. I wish you well. Dei

  36. Miljana

    This is a year that I’m gonna make plans and resolutions seriously as well!

    1. Thanks for your feedback. The key is to follow these plans when they are made. I wish you well and share your successes later in the year (if you would like to do that). Dei

    1. Thanks for your feedback. It is just one of those things where you may need a backup or a way to hold yourself accountable. Dei

  37. Amy-Lynn Denham

    I use SMART goals planning for my business and have my clients do the same when setting up their goals for their businesses. I agree that you cannot just focus on one realm. They do all interact – work, hobbies, larger career goals, family obligations, health, etc – they all interact. I like to create goals in each area and then ask myself, how do these interact? How do I prioritize if there is ever a conflict between two goals in different areas? Where is my wiggle room? etc.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I like how you reasons things out. Plans will intertwine or may even seem to want to have you become estranged from segments of your core plan. As humans, we have the unique ability to think rationally and adjust. I wish you well. Dei

  38. Chrys-Ann Dobbs

    Dei is a masterpiece….!
    I remember him speaking at my graduation at Ascot High and this guy tore the roof off our doubts and negative thinking. This article is just like him. He would say things like these.
    I can’t stop thinking about what he said about your back up plan is the same as the original plan, just that you approach it from a new angle.
    Also remembering when he inspired me to join the youth club and his anology of the GPS. Dei, you are a super human.
    Thank you 🙏.

    1. Wow! This blew me away Miss Dobbs. I am happy that you got value and have been sticking to your plans. More power to you going forward. Dei

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