Sizzling Secrets to Get ‘er Done – Part 4: The Critical Factor

You’ve got a goal, you’ve made a plan, you chunked it down into manageable pieces, put it on your calendar, and now it’s time to move on to the next logical step:

STRATEGY #3 – Execute the Plan

This, my friends is where most of us fall short. We make a plan and then life gets in the way. Here are 3 quick tips to getting in and staying in action:

  1. Pick a Date

It’s much easier for most of us to complete something when we have a deadline. If the birthday party is Saturday, I’ll buy the present in time. So for me to complete a task that takes me being proactive, like writing a book, creating a new product, developing a new training program, I have to create a sense of urgency. So I pick an end date and work toward that. Want to take the sense of urgency up a notch? Then after you pick a date:

  1. 2. Tell an accountability partner

Tell your “By Date” to your coach, a trusted friend, to someone who will help you stay accountable. When you tell someone else it often makes it more likely you’ll do it. And the best way to get it done is to:

  1. Tell Everyone

The more people you tell, the more accountable you’ll be. It’s just the way we are. We want to “look good” to others and keep our promise. Funny but true that most of us find it easier to keep our promises to other people than promises to ourselves!

So whether you want to create a new product, publish a book, deliver a new tele-class, hire a new assistant, update your website, whatever it is, pick a date and announce it even before you have the details figured out. You’ll get it done in time won’t you? Take the leap.

This is what happened for my friend, Charlie. He wanted to start a non-profit in honor of his wife, who died of cancer. Every time I saw Charlie he was “working on it.” Finally I asked, “When are you going to have the kick-off event?” Once he got that on the calendar and sent out the first email announcing it, the wheels were in motion to meet that date. Today, 2 years later, Jolie’s Place is making a huge difference for cancer patients, care-givers and their families.

In the next installment we’ll move on to the final strategy of Results Revolutionaries, the one strategy that truly ensures success. So be sure to check in next time. In the meantime, put into action what we’ve talked about so far:

Part 1: Take a Helicopter View: CLICK HERE

Part 2: Create a Strategy That Works: CLICK HERE

Part 3:  Leverage Your Most Precious Resource: CLICK HERE

Until then, be sure to get your FREE tips, tools & resources to take your life to the next level at: Till next time…

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