Thursday, February 16, 2012

3 Ways to Prepare to Do Your Thing

Knock. Knock.
Who’s there?
Oh, no! I’m not ready…I didn’t knock you were coming!
Opportunity isn’t always convenient. That is why we must always be prepared.

Being prepared means, figuratively, sitting by the window in the front of your house--- with your coat on and your bags packed---just waiting for opportunity to knock--- so you can open the door.

On your Mark
Get set

Being prepared means, figuratively, being at the starting line, in the runner’s stance---waiting to hear the gun shot, and being in good enough shape to not just start running ---but to be able to finish the race

Being prepared means you are willing, ready, and well able to do your thing at a moments notice. Most people think that they are prepared because they want to do something or are willing to do something.

I learned this principle from an old mentor years ago:

It’s not whosoever will, but whosoever CAN.

Here is your approach to applying that principle and being prepared to do your thing:

Get clear on what you are preparing for.
In other words, get a clear understanding of what you want to achieve, do, or complete, how to go about it, and exactly how you’re going to get it done. Many people skip the “exactly how”, which is why many people are unprepared.

Prepare to become an expert.
Knowledge alone is not power. Being able to practically implement what you know is power. Most people don’t care how you do your thing; they just want to know that you can get it done. That is why being prepared by positioning yourself as an expert is extremely important.

Be prepared to finish.
Everyone begins somewhere. But, you can’t stop where you begin. If you are a start up company or approaching a new goal, of any kind, you need to begin with the end in mind. You need to have all of your resources, products, services, execution details, and everything and anything that you may need waiting in the wings. When it’s time for you to grow or move on to the next phase in your process, you need to be prepared to proceed---not trying to figure out what’s next.

Knock. Knock.
Who’s there?
...Are you Prepared?

To Blog...Nakeia

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