On the one hand, change drives us forward. Change helps us to discover new ways and allows us to do more things better. Change can be a great ally.
On the other hand, change can also be a time of sadness. We lose what we have come to know and use. Change is a point of momentary confusion towards what is next.
Do not fear change. Look at change as an opportunity to improve.
What has changed for you lately?
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Dreams are important. Unfortunately, they don’t accomplish much.
Plans are needed. And yet, any project that’s in your hard drive or your notebook does not change the world.
The most remarkable ideas that anyone ever devised go nowhere just by talking about them.
Want to make something happen? You must connect, persuade and educate. Then you need to touch, move, and build. Then you have to market, change minds and sell ideas. Then you need to sell the product, save, and grow.
By the time you get to that point, you know you no longer have a false feeling that everything is perfect. By that time, you know which three things are coming next.
What are you going to do that will change the world?
We decide what we do when we do it and why we do it. Others may ask, some may pressure, yet we decide.
What have you decided to do lately? Did you get it done, or did something stand in the way? If you did it, why? If you did not do it, why?
Outside pressures and lack of time are things we can control. We need to plan and schedule accordingly. I also believe in having a Plan B, C, and D if necessary.
So I have to ask myself, why I am always behind on what I want to do?
If you find yourself like me, please ask yourself the question mentioned above.
Busy does not mean you are actually in the development of meaningful work. It is easy to be busy learning new software and protocols and at the same time marching in place instead of going anywhere significant. It is just as easy to build the next great path for humanity and not need 37-hour days to do so.
I want to say the choice is yours, yet there is a problem you must overcome first.
To feel the inertia of movement, you need to put your plans into gear. To do so, you need to know and understand software, various philosophies, and how to market your ideas. There are a plethora of offers to help you through classes, symposiums, and other time (and money) consuming events.
Do these side developments help you to advance ideas, or are they paid diversions?
The answer is how you decide what training and other knowledge you need and how you go about the process. Being presented with this, I must ask one thing.
When you work on new projects and programs, how do you pick and plan your platforms to further your knowledge?
Organizing is great. Unfortunately, most of us only think about it when we’re in the middle of trying to find something we lost.
If we could adjust the timetable and think about it earlier, we would be way ahead. Imagine all the frustration, anxiety, and lost time we could save.
An hour to organize and maybe 15 minutes a day to keep things that way seems a small price to pay. I’ve just spent two hours looking for one picture and still haven’t found it.
If I could go back and save all the time I have wasted on being unorganized, I could have a great and very long vacation.
What would you do with all the time you could save by being organized?
It is crucial to plan and work to keep things realistic. You may decide that you would like to get your next book started and done in the next three days while also building your course, which will accompany the text. During that time, you also have two coaching sessions, three workshops, and a household to clean and run. Precisely what do you think your chances of doing it all are?
I’m not saying you shouldn’t plan. I am saying set reasonable goals. If your goals are reasonable, you stand a much better chance of getting what you want completed done. And in doing so, you may even come out a little bit ahead. Isn’t that better than looking at a bunch of half-done work three days from now and wondering what the heck happened?
If you cannot manage good time management, should you work on mind management first?
We live in a world that’s temporarily in chaos. No matter where we look, we seem to find vulnerabilities, uncertainties, and complex ambiguities.
We find ourselves bombarded with so many thoughts and ideas. It becomes tough to know which ones are real and which ones hold no credibility.
Our doubts and worries often overwhelm us and cause us moments of loss, either losing what we think we know or losing our way.
If we stagnate, we will never get anywhere. Therefore, I recommend you take this journey like any other, one step at a time.
When you have researched the studies, studied the data, and understand the conclusions. Map your plan.
When you have your plan, chosen your team, and confirmed you are correct. Walk your path.
When you walk your path, knowing you are right, keeping your mind open and your wits sharp, don’t stop.
How many great ideas are lost when innovators fall under public pressure?
What will you do to ensure your work survives?
In your life, you make things, do things, or maybe design things. When you do a good job, your work counts for something. When your efforts have errors or problems, you have just developed a hidden factory.
When you have worked on something that now has an error within it, you must fix the problem. Repairing any item costs time, parts, money, and people. It is a hidden factory because it does not show up in the books.
It is often too costly to take something with an error in it and throw it away. You need to fix whatever is wrong. Included in the repair should be a new process step to remove the possible duplication of that error. If you do not remove the possibility for that error, it will repeat.
What hidden factories do you have within your life and work?
What will you do to remove them?
Humans are born with the knowledge to suckle. It is what gives us nourishment in the first days out of the womb. The rest we learn. To learn, we often need a guide to show us the way. A guide is even more critical if we are over 40 and need a job to keep our family and ourselves fed and sheltered.
Unless you have a good plan, you may find yourself chronically unemployed or vastly underemployed. You could be going to interviews with multiple strikes against you to start.
How will you overcome being categorized?
To get anything done, you need to hone two qualities, Grit and Focus.
Focus on what your task is. Do everything that is required to complete that task. Ignore anything not significantly improving or not needed for that task.
Knowing that your task is correct, just like the song says, “Don’t give up and don’t give in.”
You need to hang in there and ensure the job gets done right.