Journey To Success Part 3: Taking Action
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Journey To Success Part 3
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Following on from part 2 where I explained how to create a plan that helps manage your time and helps you focus on the steps you need to take, it’s now time to take action.
Please Note: A plan is not a plan until you start taking action to achieve the steps detailed within the plan, until that time it is just wishful thinking.
So, are you ready to start taking action?
Good, we’re on the same wave length. The first thing you need to do is make sure that you have the tools in place that you’re going to need. Don’t worry there are plenty of free tools available on the internet so cost isn’t an issue, yet.
Note: I create eBooks, Video Tutorials and work on Websites so free tools that I would use are:
Open Office: Is a full office package that is free to download and is used by many for the purpose of creating eBooks due to its built in PDF creator. With just the click of a button you can turn your word documents into eBooks.
Cam Studio: Is another free application that will allow you to create screen capture videos that you can upload to YouTube. This is a great product for building your confidence before rushing out and buying a similar program.
PageBreeze: Is a free HTML editing program so you can create and edit your websites and pages both in HTML code or in WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get).
Google: Is our best friend for many reasons and is the best resource available for finding the tools that you need, If they’re different to the ones mentioned above.
Once you have the tools in place it’s time to start Taking Action on your plan.
If your plan involves creating an eBook you would download and install Open Office. Then open the writer program and across the top of the page type in your provisional title followed by Draft Copy. Below that list the chapter titles that you noted down in part 2 when you created your plan. Once you have all the chapter titles in place move your cursor down to a fresh page and enter the first chapter’s title and start writing the content for that chapter. Then follow suit for each additional chapter, but remember this is your draft copy and doesn’t need to be perfect at this stage. The important thing is that you start following your passion and pouring it into your creation, by taking action!!
If your plan involves creating a website please don’t make the same mistake I did and try building your own from scratch. I spent over 6 months creating my first site and it was crap, pure and utter crap! There are ready made templates available, in fact I have a package that may help you, turn your speakers down before you visit Guru Style Mini Site Templates. If they don’t suit your needs don’t worry, visit our friend Google and search for some there. If you can’t find what you’re looking for you may consider having one built for you, in which case I’d suggest visiting Planet Divinity but obviously there will be a charge.
When you have your template in place open it with your HTML editing program and start entering your categories and relevant items within each category. Remember it’s a draft and you’ll come back to change and expand on things many times before you’re happy with it so be patient.
You will get stuck a few times and probably find yourself staring at your screen trying to muster your thoughts. When this happens don’t get frustrated just grab your pen and notepad and come away from it. As you start to relax your thoughts will become clearer and you’ll start getting some aha moments, make a note of them for when you come back to it and you’re good to go again.
Above all else remember:
A plan is not a plan
until you start taking action to achieve the steps detailed within the plan.
Until that time it is just wishful thinking.
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