How to finish what you started is the subject of the email that I received from Sean Mize today.
I think the essential skill that Sean outlines here is having clarity about what it is we want to achieve and then holding onto the ‘picture’ of what that is for long enough in order to achieve it.
The process he outlines is simple.
Personally I would use a mind-map in order to get my ideas into some sort of logical order and then tick off each element of my plan as I progressed. A mind map enables me to move things around easily and to add and subtract ideas as they occur to me.
The other important element of any plan is to put a deadline on its accomplishment.
Here is what Sean says:
It’s easy to fall into a pattern of just doing one thing then another in this business, but the parts never fit together to make a finished product.
Here’s how to out of that trap:
Create for yourself a solid picture, draw it if you are creative, write it out if you are logical, do it the way that works for you
But make a picture that tells you what you want in the end.
I want to change the world by helping (name who you are going to help) and helping them do (what you are going to help them do/teach them)
I will use the following medium to do it:
For example, I will create 10-15 information products that will sequentially teach them
And/or I will create a coaching program to teach them and then coach, support, and encourage
And/or I will create a membership that gives them access to my teachings
Then maybe flowchart it out like this:
10-15 standalone trainings –> 1-2 coaching programs –> 1-2 memberships
Then once that’s done, make EVERYTHING you do be a part of making that happen.
You commit to not doing anything that doesn’t lead you close to the fulfillment of that flowchart.
And then just fill in the blanks.
A product one month.
A membership the next.
A product the next month.
Another product the next month.
A coaching program the next month.
A product the next month.
Just one step at a time, filling in the empty places, the spots in your dream that aren’t done yet.
This works, it really does.
This is the kind of process successful people use to realize their dreams.
It WILL work for you.
It’s practically a law of nature.
As you get into the process of creating your content:
- create an outline for that content (again I would use a mind-map)
- turn on your video recorder and teach that particular topic
- write an email to your subscribers about what you taught
- write an article, or get the video transcribed on Fiverr, and add it to your blog or membership site
I hope this simple process will help you to finish what you started in order to earn an income from it. Please sign up to the free offer on my blog if you want to receive more tips like this.