How To Figure
What You Want To Do.
And How To Get It Done.
The thinking, exercises and techniques presented in this booklet are
people who want to get stuff done, for
pleasure, work, business or for personal gain.
I have used the information that I present here as one of Canada's most
successful freelance writers -- freelancing for various newspapers and
magazine, and then for a variety of corporate clients--and one of the
country's most successful freelance trainers, both in person and
online. In addition, I have written and self-published 22 books,
learned how to create my own website and several blogs, and learned how
to hold webinars and create video blogs.
I have also used it as a husband, dad and dog owner. I have maintained
a solid relationship, helped raise a child, gone on an extended
European riverboat cruise, walked two dogs just
about every day for over 18 years… I could go on (and on and
on…) All this and I have had Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for the
last 22 years,
some years with symptoms that have knocked me on my rear. But I have
gotten up each time and kept on going and doing.
I have done as much as many. Not as much as some. More than others. But
that is not the point. The point is this: I have done what I have
wanted to do. That means I have determine what I wanted to do, figured
out how to do it, and done it.
Okay, some of the things--relationship, child and dog--have kind of
happened, although we've done stuff and that took figuring out what to
do and how to do it. And the rest--my work life specifically and how it
has evolved over time--has been all me.
Determining what you want to do, and figuring out how to do it, is what
is all about. If you are not sure what you want to do, this book will
help you figure
it out. If you have some sense of what you want to do but feel
overwhelmed by it all, this book will help you determine your
priorities. If you know what you want to accomplish, and after reading
the first part of this book you will, this book will show you how to
get done what you want to do. Even if you are not sure how to get it
done or are having difficulty doing it, or are doing a lot of starting
and stopping and not accomplishing much of anything, you will learn how
to get done what you want to do.
The fact is, as well as I have done, I know that it's all subjective.
What is important is that I feel good about what I have
accomplished--what I have determined that I wanted to do, and how I
have done it. And this book is meant to help you figure out what you
want to do and do it....
What you will no longer do, once you apply the information in this
book, is digress for the sake of digressing because you don't know what
you really want to or how to do it.
With that in mind, let's get on with figuring out what we want to do,
and let's do it.
1 / Need To Do Versus Want To Do
2 / Clustering To Get You Started
3 / Clustering: What You Want To Do
4 / What To Do With the Clusters
5 / Chunking Your Priority List
6 / Are You Reading This?
- About the Author