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The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Doer

Sticking To Our Priorities

Often we think of doing so many things but are unable to achieve anything in the attempt to do more than our bandwidth. 

We need to focus on a few things and do them well. This requires sacrificing low-priority stuff.

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The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Doer

The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Doer

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Key Ideas

Move Past Regret

Dwelling in regret and despair over the past mistakes and failures isn’t productive. 

Use the same energy to realize and move forward with your dreams. Use your limited brain cycles wisely. Forgive yourself.

The Stigma Of Failure

Don’t let failure ruin your self-esteem, or stop you from achieving your goals. Initial setbacks and mistakes are natural and instructive. 

Almost every great person has experienced failure before achieving extraordinary success.

Our competitive Advantage

We all are unique and have tremendous value. It’s always good to understand and embrace your individuality, instead of curbing it for fitting in the status quo. Our differences are often our competitive advantages.

Plan To Win

Many of us skip the ‘planning’ stage in dealing with our finances, careers, health and relationships.
We need to chart out a plan by being specific about what our lives should look like in three years and what steps are needed to achieve that. A course of action is imperative.

Sticking To Our Priorities

Often we think of doing so many things but are unable to achieve anything in the attempt to do more than our bandwidth. 

We need to focus on a few things and do them well. This requires sacrificing low-priority stuff.

Start Small

Small steps lead to big achievements. A single step done daily to achieve your goal goes a long way.
Often we also need to tweak our plans and that’s fine as long as we are steadily moving in the right direction.

Limit The Preparation Time

Often in our quest to be perfect, we stay in the ‘preparation’ phase for longer than it is beneficial. Don’t use preparation as a form of procrastination.

Setting An Audacious Goal

... is great, but it also comes with a long, arduous journey, where you constantly toil and risk burnout.

If your goal is so big that it requires miracles, you need to stretch yourself and not let your motivation wane. Understand that these ‘stretch’ goals are designed to keep you out of your comfort zone.

The Influence Of Your Entourage

Networking with achievers takes you out of your comfort zone, fast. Being with people better than you provides you with an urgency to rise to the next level. You should be in situations that stretch you, not make you doze off.

Don’t Do Everything Yourself

Learn to delegate work that is not your core competency and you will reap the opportunity cost of doing things that make the best use of your time. It also helps you focus on your main task.

Record And Celebrate

Keep recording your progress while celebrating when a milestone is achieved, making sure you don't forget them. It sends a signal to your mind about your being on the path towards big success.

If we value our journey, we need to celebrate the small accomplishments in the way.

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Pillars in the Career Master Plan

  • Current job or role: This is what you are doing right now.
  • Career Goals and Dreams: List your short-term (6-9 months) and longer-term (1-3 years) career goals and dreams.
  • Your Big Why: Know why you want to do the work. 
  • Core Values: What are your top 3-5 core values that you are not willing to compromise?
  • Limits and Boundaries: What is it that you are not willing to do? Whom do you not want to work with?
  • Top Strengths: A strength is a combination of your talents and skills.
  • Desired Strengths: These are the gaps you want to fill in your skills and talents. 
  • Education investment in Yourself: Are you going to conferences, joining a master-mind group, or hiring a coach?
  • Execution Strategies: For instance, you may start a business, a side-hustle, a website.
  • Role Models
  • Ideal Client or Company: It is critical to know whom you want to serve with your work.
  • Ideal Professional Self: A 25-word exercise where you describe your ideal professional self. 

Goal setting needs active participation

Your goals will not achieve themselves and will require your vigorous participation.

Unless you have goals, you have no way of knowing whether or not you’ve already reached the pinnacle of yo...

6 Goal setting tips

  1. Write goals that align with your values. If your career goals aren’t supporting your life goals, you are bound to have a miserable existence.
  2. Set goals that you can control. Unless every aspect of the goal you set is under your control, you have very little likelihood of ever achieving it.
  3. Think big. Set your sights higher than most might believe practicable.
  4. Give yourself time. Start by visualizing where you want to end up in life, then the things you need to get there are pretty easy to plot out.
  5. Plan for success. Do not ask “What if I fail?” but rather “What if I succeed?”
  6. Manage your risks. Success will carry some measure of risk. Consider the risks and weigh them against the reward.

The Relationship Between Goals And Burning Out

Effective goal-setting underlies the fundamental aspect of your motivation and keeps stressful situations at bay. If you don’t set goals in positive, attainable ways, you may fall into a cycle o...

Step 1: Reorganizing Your Goal Hierarchy

Emotional exhaustion can make you dread your daily activities rather than thriving on them. When this happens, we tend to become more focused on avoiding losses rather than achieving gains.

As losing resources is more likely to cause burnout than gaining resources is to mitigate it, dealing with the negative aspects is more beneficial than using positive “band-aid” fixes. You want to drive down uncertainty and inefficiency to ensure that you aren’t doing unnecessary tasks and minimize your emotional exhaustion. To do that:

  1. Create a chart and place your major goal at its top, followed by layers of very specific subgoals needed to attain the major goal.
  2. Find and fix the inefficiencies in your goal hierarchy.
  3. Determine the attainability of each goal. 

Burnout Symptoms And Signs Of Exhaustion

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Impaired concentration/ forgetfulness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Increased illness
  • Physical symptoms
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Gastrointestinal pain
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal problems

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