As we head into August, are you about to write the Summer months off?
Don’t cruise for the next month. Put the days to good use by mastering the mini-project, an idea from author Robert Neiman in his book, “Execution Plain and Simple: Twelve Steps to Achieving Any Goal on Time and on Budget“.
Here are some suggestions for that last month before school starts:
- Designate a time period for quick turn projects, like 30-100 days. You can test everything from a new advertising campaign to the spin class that just opened up down the street. I’ve flipped my walking routine from after work to morning, and so far it’s a peach, not a pit!
- Use mini-projects to build self-confidence. Overhauling the backyard is a monstrous goal. However, anyone can see the results of weeding in just 30 minutes.
- Take the big project and chunk it down. Is this your Summer to do something creative? Don’t wait for big blocks of time to get going. Spend an hour a week writing, crafting, or painting. By the end of the Summer, you will see real progress.
You are built for success, Soul Bosses. Get going!