“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” — Jim Rohn
Making content that works needs a plan. Without one, you are stuffed. You awake from 1000s of hours of posts and updates. Did it work? Does anyone care? 🤯
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve fallen into someone else’s plan.
It’s easy to do – a video here, a podcast there.
Some shiny new tactic designed to give you massive results with minimal effort.
You keep searching for anything to avoid that horrid feeling ‘Am I doing the right thing or am I wasting my time?’
Content that works requires a plan.
A plan, design by you and the results you get. Nothing more.
Here are three ways you can make sure you stick to it.
1. Measure your progress. If you’re Type A like me, you probably overwork yourself, under the assumption that more work gives more advancement. But does it? Have you ever measured? Just being busy and stressed doesn’t mean we’re getting anything done. You need to track how well you are following your plan and goals, and whether you are closing that gap.
2. Avoid ‘thinking’ pollution. Turn off YouTube, and be careful about how much external stimulus you are allowing into your brain – courses, books etc. I can tell you first hand having completed 100s, that 90% are rehashed junk. Be careful – as this stuff will steer you off YOUR plan. Try to limit to one thing at a time. Go minimal.
3. Remember, you already have everything you need. Try to listen to your inner voice and follow that. Not someone else’s. If you feel low or lost, resist looking for answers outside of yourself. We all have unique perspective, talents and ability. Plan to make the most of them.
As Hannibal from the A-Team said,
“I love it when a plan comes together. ” 😂