The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. – Mark Twain
Sometimes our biggest life goals seem so overwhelming. We rarely see them as a series of small, achievable tasks. However, if we can break down larger goals into achievable tasks and accomplish them one at a time…that’s how the macro win is achieved.
One of the first and most important ways to begin chunking it down is by consulting people who are already where you want to be and ask them about the steps they had to take. With their area of expertise, it will allow you to maneuver around the storms and avoid the traps.
Another way is by buying some type of book, manual, or even looking at instructional videos on YouTube that outline the process, like monetizing your own YouTube content. I learned how to do that within 10 minutes.
A good way is to start from he end and look backwards. Close your eyes and imagine having already achieved the goal…then just look back and see what you had to do to get where you now are.
This is definitely the most powerful process for creating that to-do list that outlines your goal. It helps you figure out all the information you’ll need to gather, who you will need to talk to, what small steps you’ll need to take, how much money you’ll need to earn or raise, which deadlines you’ll need to meet, and so on.
Just imagine the mind map this way….massive center circle in the middle of the page – in this case, Podcast.
The outer circles would be divided into major categories and tasks I would’ve need to accomplish to achieve the greater goal. What’s the name of my podcast? Topics? Audience? Necessary equipment? Schedule? Money?
The spokes, which are the lines that you would draw on the side of the outer circles to indicate extra information, would be labeled.
Here’s my podcast both on spreaker and youtube so my tribe can listen in to what I’m saying!
Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/8496585
Podcast on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbmHi1iCMGo