What’s the plan?

Garden Path

The other day I watched a speaker talk about how important it is to have goals. But even more important, he said, is having a plan to achieve that goal.

That really hit home for me.

I’ve been talking about being a successful freelance business writer for years now, and there are times when I give it my all. But truthfully, I realize I haven’t done my best yet. I haven’t made a good plan, I haven’t taken the necessary steps, to get to the 6 figures I know I can make with writing.

But better late than never, right?

This month I’m renewing my efforts with a passion. Having worked for myself makes me hungry to really make a living on my own.

So what makes a good plan? For me it’s quantifiable steps that I complete each day or each week. I know there will be times, like this week when my daughter had to stay home, when the plan doesn’t go…well…as planned. The point is to work like heck to put my foot on each step, knowing that there’s no way to reach the destination if I don’t. I can’t magically teleport to the goal.

So here goes! I’ll post my goal and my plan a little later.

In the meantime, tell us about your goals and your plans of action. Are you an aspiring writer or a part-time entrepreneur also?

7 Responses to “What’s the plan?”

  1. Triphow Ling says:

    Never been short of work. But I do have a problem with stability. Just can’t seem to get conditioned to taking up something and being happy with it. I’d say that if, right from the start, you stick with something that’s good, then you would end up facing far fewer problems.

  2. John Henn says:

    Work has to be done in the right way so there will be no problem of any kind of work.

    John Henn’s last blog post..Styles and Terms

  3. Jill Hin says:

    Get the right kind of work if you work wit heart and soul.

    Jill Hin’s last blog post..Patterns and Cutting

  4. kouji says:

    interesting. i write, but that’s mostly limited to my blog, and my poems are quite short. :)

    one of my goals is for me to post daily. i’ve been skipping days here and there unfortunately, so i need to tighten up a bit. still, in my defense, when i do post nowadays i end up writing two or three haiku at a time. :)

    kouji’s last blog post..autumn haiku poem, wind

  5. Ashiko drums says:

    I recently set a lot of goals that I’m putting forth into motion. I’m determined to survive in this world as a musician. I know if I follow my goals step by step then I will succeed. Anything is possible if you really want it. Great post! -M

  6. We have to work in a planned way if we have to get success in long run. Like if you manage to write 3-4 articles per day which is not a difficult task to achieve. And at the end of month, you will have more than 100 articles ready to use for website updation and for ezine distribution

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