Tag: planning

  • Planning ain’t selling

    In 15 years (1963-78), Joe Girard sold 13,001 Chevrolets. He sold 1,425 in 1973 alone! And in his book, How to Sell Anything to Anybody, he documents his exact process that made him one of the best car salesmen on the planet. Guess what did I find out? Besides the basic tactical-practical strategies, he invested […]

  • Fall in love with your dreams, not plans

    The number one reason why people give up on their dreams is because their plans aren’t working. Read that line once again. And perhaps, one more time. If you’re thinking right, you would agree that giving up your dreams due to faulty plans sounds utterly stupid. Yet, so many people do just that! Why? Because […]

  • Plan your ideal day and stick with it

    One of the year-end challenges that I participated involved creating an ideal day and do my best to live it out. Turns out it’s so much harder to stick with it if you’re super ambitious and have conquering the world and making everyone happy part of your plan. So, I did what appeared to be […]

  • The real value in having a Plan B

    I used to think having a Plan B is a sign of insecurity, having a weak mind or lack of commitment/loyalty to Plan A. I had my own reasons — each time I’ve had a Plan B, my mind would figure out creative ways to mess up my Plan As. I’m serious! And it didn’t […]

  • The law of diminishing intent

    “The longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you will never actually do it.” There’s a high likelihood that you’ve had that experience in the past 24-48 hours. I’ve had that just this morning. I’m training with barbells just four days for the next few months as […]

  • How long can you plan?

    I went to the National Strength & Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) website this morning to confirm the prerequisites for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification. I plan to take this in June 2019. The preparation has to be rigorous. And from experience, I can tell that lack of focus and intensity during the prep phase […]

  • Reasons for not planning so much…

    If you’ve been thinking about starting a business or that project you’ve been waiting to get your hands on for the past 18 months, here’s the best advice that I (and even Seth Godin) would give: Stop planning and start doing. Just finished rereading (the second manifesto this week along with two other books) Seth’s […]