Step By Step Action Plans

Break It Down For Me Now!

Big goals require big action, and it’s not just magically going to get done without a big plan. Today we’re talking about breaking big goals down into actionable steps and setting milestones along the way.

INTRODUCTION: Creating The Plan

Because every goal is unique, there is no master planner that works for every situation. However, the basic steps are the same.

  • Define your finish line, and create milestones along the way.
  • Create a list of steps to take you from where you are no to where you want to be.
  • What actions or tasks will accomplish those steps.
  • Spread the work out over the year (or whatever your time scale is)

Or more simply, what will it take to keep you focused on your path and moving forward each month, week, and day?

EXAMPLES: Ryan Talks Through Three Plans

  1. Tips & Tricks Blogging - Ryan’s plan to build and audience with his magic blog and continually create quality content. A personal project with no external deadlines.

  2. Repertoire Development - Creating, developing, writing, and rehearsing a brand new magic show is a huge undertaking. Turns out it needs to get it done in four months. An example of working with hard deadlines.

  3. Event Producing - How to produce a lot of events and get better at it as you go. A look at making sure your short term goals also have a long term growth plan connected with them.

Coming up… Daily Action and Developing Disciplined Habits

Big plans only become real through disciplined effort. Little things that we do each day to move forward. In the next lesson we’ll look at ways to develop new habits, what it takes to stick with them, and how to make it (a little bit) easier.

Table of Contents for Make Magic Happen

  • Make Magic Happen Helping magicians reach their artistic and professional goals with a deep-dive into your motivation and planning.
  • Big Dreams We start by getting our dreams out of our head and onto paper, and look at why these dreams are still on our wish-list.
  • The Power of Focus Practical techniques to help you prioritize and pick out the dreams that you are ready to commit to for the year.
  • The Heart of Your Goals It's going to be a struggle, and this is what will keep you pushing through.
  • SMART Goals Serious progress demands serious goals. Use these worksheets to create goals that stick around.
  • Step By Step Action Plans Break down big goals into little steps that can be done without breaking a sweat.
  • Daily Habits You won't get anything done this year if you don't work on it today.
  • Facing Our Fears We can conquer our fears by making a plan of attack before we get scared.
  • Fail Forward Your willingness to make mistakes determines the speed of your progress.
  • Accountability You will work harder when you have to answer to another person.

Published: December 20, 2021

Access: Public

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