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THREE TIPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR T-MAP.

Hey Founder,


Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed by the vast space between your business goals and the practical steps needed to achieve them? As entrepreneurs, we often harbour grand ambitions but struggle to translate them into actionable plans. This is where the Transformational Map Process, or T-Map, steps in – a transformative tool that converts lofty visions into tangible outcomes.


Introduced to me by Jaap Siekman, founder of Transformix, the T-Map is rooted in Lean manufacturing principles. It offers businesses a clear roadmap towards efficiency, enhanced customer value, and sustainable long-term results. Today, I'm drilling down on the three essential steps of crafting your own T-Map to ensure your business and financial goals become reality.



STEP 1 // THE BEHAG [BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOAL]

At its core, the T-Map serves as a visual representation of your organization's transformation journey. It all begins with defining your BHAG – your North Star, the audacious ambition that propels your business forward.


Your BHAG isn't just any goal; it's the beacon guiding your direction and purpose. It goes beyond revenue targets or market expansion; it's about articulating a bold vision that inspires your team and unifies everyone towards a common goal.



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STEP 2 // YEAR 3 and YEAR 1 GOALS

Once you've established your BHAG, the next step is to work backwards and break it down into tangible goals for both the short and long term. Year 3 embodies your Formula for financial success – the benchmarks you aspire to achieve. Meanwhile, Year 1 encompasses your immediate cashflow forecast goals.


The goals for both Year 1 + 3 should be specific, measurable, and aligned with the key pillars of business success, including finance, marketing, HR, and operations. By outlining clear objectives for each area, you create a roadmap that not only articulates your vision but also provides a practical framework for attaining it.


STEP 3 // QUARTERLY ACTION ITEMS

Now for the exciting part – translating your goals into actionable steps. For each quarter of the upcoming year, identify the specific tasks and initiatives necessary to progress towards your objectives. Prioritize the top actions in each category, focusing on those with the most significant impact on your business's growth and success.


Completing the T-Map can be a collaborative endeavor with your team, or undertaken individually, depending on your preference. It can also serve as a tool for accountability, with team members contributing their insights and action items.


THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS...

The T-Map is a powerful instrument for translating your financial strategy into a concrete action plan. By defining your BHAG, setting tangible goals, and identifying actionable steps, you pave the way towards transformative success.


BTW, this is what we do best, help Founders like you nail their numbers. We're an email away [helpdesk@nailthenumbers.com] if you ever need help or want to talk about your financial situation.

Until next time, stay focused, fearless and financially fierce!


Taunya.



Taunya Woods Richardson, Founder + CEO Nail The Numbers

ABOUT TAUNYA WOODS RICHARDSON

Taunya is well-known for her straight-shooting, bottom-line-building approach to founder finance. As the Founder of Nail The Numbers, she brings 30+ years of experience in entrepreneurship, finance, and neuroeconomics to our mission of strengthening the minds and bottom lines of Founders across North America.

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