Getting Started Part 2: Project Plan Execution.

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What’s up? Welcome to my Getting Started Part 2:  Project Plan Execution Post. This will mainly be about to how to execute and take  action on your plan to achieve your goal. In my last post we talked talked about determining your goals, defining them, and developing an actionable plan from those goals. If you need a refresher, please go to “categories” on the left and click “Getting Started”.

The best way to use these posts is to take action as you read them. Make an action (To do) list after every post and embark on those action on those things. That way you are ready to keep rolling with the new information and action items within this post. Anyway, let’s pick up where we left off.

We now have a plan in place that we approve of. We have a time frame in which we want to complete out actions. We have the resources in place to document of results and receive help when we need it. Now we need to talk about one of the part we care about the most. Taking action and getting results. It all starts after we make our plan. Now we need to make it visual.

Write Down The Whole Procedure

Write a clear and a coherent statement of the goals you want to achieve in definite terms, name the time you want to achieve them, define what you plan to give in order to have them, describe explicitly the plan through which you want to attain them.

In order to achieve this, paste your written statement on a place where you will be able to see it daily and read it twice every day. This will create a mental picture that will attract your goals to you. Put on your bedroom window, make it background to your phone or laptop, paste it on your bathroom mirror or on your fridge, or all the above. Do whatever works for you. Just put your plan or goals somewhere you will see them multiple times a day.

Do Not Think, Execute, And Have Fun

Execution. This is the #1 hindrance in people’s success. They simply do nothing, even when they have know exactly what they want and how to get it. This is because execution requires you to step outside your comfort zone and this broadens the reality of failure and rejection. This should be a fun process. The fear of rejection and failure is so powerful that it scares most people from turning their plans into action. Jay-Z once said “Failure is another step towards success so it evens it up for me.”

Anyone who has ever achieved something great experienced massive setbacks along the way. LeBron James was unsuccessful in two trips to the NBA finals before winning his first NBA championship. Mark Zuckerburg fought multiple lawsuits when trying expand his business. Rarely do things go exactly as planned. You will likely come across unsuspecting hurdles but you have to trust that you get through it and put your faith in what you are doing. If you just get started and commit to the plan, then 50% is done. It is all about building the confidence to that you can succeed with hard work, dedication, and enjoyment of the process.

There will always be parts of your plan that you hate doing but you should be excited to embark on a new path. You are changing you life for the better so congrats to for even wanting to do what most people are to afraid to.

There are multiple ways to make execution easier. Any method that creates accountability for your actions is a good place to start.

Buddy Lifting. Friends can helps you in multiple ways. They can teach you and motivate you to be your best.
Buddy Lifting. Friends can helps you in multiple ways. They can teach you and motivate you to be your best.

1) Buddy System – The best and easiest way is to create a social of people are want achieve a similar goal to you and working with that person to achieve what you want. A buddy holds you accountable.

Build a Facebook Page of your goal and gain some followers.
This a profile page but you get the idea. Make a Facebook page of your goal and gain some followers. It holds you accountable.

2) Facebook Page – One of my favorites is make a Facebook page where you state your goals, plans, and documents your progress (more on this is a bit) and invite all you friends to it. This will hold you accountable, create on going social support for your goals, and its free to do. Creating a Facebook page costs nothing.

1992 USA Olympic Basketball Team (The Dream Team) featured some of the best basketball players of all time. From Jordan, to Barkley, to Malone and Ewing. There was no shortage of talent. However, to keep there motivation fresh and burning they would compete against each other for the most rebounds, points, steals, blocks, and assists. The players said the type oof in house competition made them reach a whole level of output and achievement.
1992 USA Olympic Basketball Team featured some of the best basketball players of all time. From Jordan, to Barkley, to Malone and Ewing. There was no shortage of talent. They knew they were the best in world but to keep there motivation fresh and burning they would compete against each other for the most rebounds, points, steals, blocks, and assists during practices and games. The players said that type of in house competition made them reach a whole level of output and achievement. The results speak for themselves.

3) Competition – create a competition amongst your friends on who can reach a particular goal. Healthy competition usually brings out the best in people. However, do not get caught in the competition. Remember why you embarked on your journey. Competition is just another method of beginning and getting the most out of the execution of your plan.

There are a ton of ideas you go about getting started but remember, the goal  is to start. Execute. Do not think. Just do.

Document Your Progress And Results

Documenting your progress is crucial. If you do not document your progress and results then you will have no data to analyze. Data analysis is crucial because it allows you to see what works for you and does not. You have visual numbers or notes have spelled out what you are doing and your progress matched along with it. Now if you run into a hurdle along the way, you can a look at your data and make changes to your plan moving forward. There are plenty of ways to document your progress. I will not list the generic ways but are two powerful methods I have discovered when documenting my results.

1) Apps – the are so many note taking and to-do list apps that it is becoming ridiculous. This is a convenient way to document results and make notes about your progress because its on your phone. Clutch.

2) Google Drive or Microsoft Skydrive – I believe these are also apps but they are great in browser form as well. Drive and Skydrive provide Microsoft office in a cloud-based application. Meaning all your information is saved over the internet (actually it is saved in public datacenter somewhere near you, not important though). You can use this in so many ways its scary. From making excel spreadsheets, or drafting tips on OneNote, or pulling up your action plan in Word…all on your phone, tablet, or computer. It is awesome.

There is no excuse for taking the to document your progress. You can do it at anytime.

Lets Go! Project Plan Execution

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I hope you liked this post and digested all the information. Please share this others if you found this post useful. Leave honest comments below. Good luck and keep working harder and smarter. Talk to you soon guys.

To Your Gains, Health, Success, and Fulfillment

Rob 🙂

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P.S. This is a book a have read a thousand times about achieving  goals outperforming and I always refer to it when I feel lost. It touches on personal and professional issues. It also over everything I am saying in these first two posts much more in depth. Give it a read.

 

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