Are you tired of endlessly planning and not taking action? Are you stuck in a perpetual preparation cycle but have yet to make it to execution? If so, you're not alone. Many individuals grapple with the allure and pitfalls of planning, and it's time to break free from this cycle.
My brand new eBook, "Do It Scared: The Courage to Move Beyond Planning," offers a comprehensive guide to navigating the Planning Trap and journey towards meaningful action and success. In this article, we'll provide you with a sneak peek into the content of this transformative eBook.
Understanding the Allure of Planning
Planning is a deeply ingrained instinct in the human psyche. It offers a reassuring sense of order and control in a chaotic world. The first chapters of our eBook dive into the psychological comforts of planning, exploring how it provides a sanctuary of certainty in the face of life's uncertainties. We'll also discuss the pleasure of anticipation and how planning taps into this uniquely human emotion.
Scientific Insights into the Comfort of Planning
Psychological theories, like the 'cognitive closure' hypothesis, support that planning allows our brains to confront anxiety and uncertainty. It's akin to finding and fitting the missing pieces into a puzzle of uncertainty, fostering a sense of security. When we plan, we create mental to-do lists and prepare ourselves for potential future scenarios, building confidence to handle whatever life throws our way.
Navigating the Planning Spectrum
Planning isn't a one-size-fits-all concept. It takes on various forms, ranging from minimal planning to excessive planning. Striking the right balance is crucial, and we'll explore this spectrum and the quest for equilibrium. We'll guide you in finding the sweet spot on the planning spectrum—where you have enough structure to feel confident yet remain open to surprises and novel encounters.
Breaking Free from the Planning Trap
The eBook doesn't just analyse the allure of planning and equips you with strategies to break free from the Planning Trap. We'll help you recognise signs of over-planning and understand when planning has fulfilled its purpose. With this awareness, you can summon the courage to transition from planning to purposeful action.
The Power of Micro-Actions
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the enormity of your goals? Our eBook introduces the concept of micro-actions—a simple yet profoundly effective approach to transforming your dreams into tangible achievements. Micro-actions are the tiny, manageable tasks that propel you toward your objectives, making even the most daunting goals manageable.
Creating Your Action Plan
Setting ambitious goals is exhilarating, but the journey from envisioning them to achieving them can be daunting. That's where an action plan comes in. We'll show you how to create one that incorporates micro-action power. Clear goals are the foundation of your action plan, and we provide a Goal Setting Worksheet to help you articulate your objectives.
Putting It All Together
You'll create a well-structured action plan by breaking down your goals into smaller, more manageable steps and prioritising your tasks. This plan becomes your roadmap to success, guiding you through each step of your journey. It's a living document you can adjust as you progress, celebrating your accomplishments and adapting to evolving goals and priorities.
In "Do It Scared," I aim to empower you to move beyond the Planning Trap and seize success. Don't let meticulous planning hold you back—leap and transform your life today. Download my eBook now and unlock the key to a future that transcends planning and takes you to meaningful action and accomplishment.
Embarking on a creative writing journey can feel like standing at a crossroads. You're bursting with ideas, overflowing with enthusiasm that rivals a caffeine overdose, and driven by a burning desire to breathe life into your stories. But the path ahead? It's like venturing into the unknown without a compass. Don't fret, though. In this article, I've crafted a short guiding light to help you navigate the captivating world of creative writing, igniting your confidence and creativity.
1. Find Your Inspiration:
2. Develop a Writing Routine:
3. Create Memorable Characters:
4. Craft Engaging Plots:
5. Edit and Revise:
6. Overcome Writer's Block:
7. Embrace Feedback:
8. Celebrate Your Achievements:
Creative writing is a rewarding endeavour that allows you to unleash your imagination and share stories that resonate with readers. Following these tips and staying dedicated to your craft, you can embark on a fulfilling creative writing journey and bring your stories to life.
Creative Writer and Author
For years, I struggled with the pressure of choosing a "calling," a one-dimensional career path that society seemed to dictate. Like many of you, I’ve been given the curiosity of interests across various fields—writing, digital design, health and nutrition —and settling for just one felt like tearing pages out of a book and reading only a fragment. Then, I stumbled upon the term "multipotentialite," it was like someone had finally switched on the light.
The First Signs
Growing up, I was that kid who wanted to be a chef one day and an interior designer the next. The world was my playground, filled with endless curiosities that beckoned to be explored. While others seemed to focus on specialised interests, I found myself diving into books about crafts, science, adventure, and even cookbooks.
Facing Societal Expectations
However, childhood freedom soon gave way to societal expectations in adulthood. Everywhere I looked, people seemed to be narrowing their focus, diving deep into their chosen professions, and labelling themselves with singular identities. "I'm a lawyer," "I'm a teacher," "I'm an engineer," they would say. Amidst all this, I felt like an outsider—a Jack-of-all-trades but master of none.
The ‘Aha!’ Moment
It wasn't until I read an article about multipotentiality that I found my tribe. There were people like me—curious, passionate, and unwilling to confine themselves to a singular pursuit. Discovering this concept was a revelation. It gave me the framework to weave my diverse interests into something meaningful and uniquely mine. It was like finding a name for a phenomenon I had experienced but couldn't articulate. I wasn’t scattered or indecisive; I was a multipotentialite, a SkillWeaver.
The Rise of the SkillWeaver
Becoming aware of my multipotentialite nature led to the concept of SkillWeaving—a dynamic way to interlace multiple skills, passions, and interests into an integrated tapestry. This realisation helped me not only accept but also celebrate my diverse interests. I could be a writer who utilises technological tools to tell stories, a nutrition specialist who integrates the arts to communicate wellness, and more.
The Journey Ahead
Life as a SkillWeaver is an exhilarating journey of perpetual learning and unlearning. It’s about understanding that you don’t have to be just one thing; you can be many, all at once. It's a journey where your talents don't compete; they collaborate. Where your skills don't stifle each other, they amplify.
Discovering my multipotentialite nature was like an awakening. It empowered me to step out of societal constructs and embrace the multiplicity that has always been my authentic self. If you're tired of trying to fit into boxes, labels, or confined career paths, maybe it's time for your own awakening. Maybe it’s time for you to discover the SkillWeaver within.
SkillWeaver's Journey: A Guide to Discovering Your Multipotentiality
About the Author
Monika Baechler, a SkillWeaver, writer, artist and nutrition specialist.
I'm passionate about helping others discover their inner SkillWeaver and explore the exciting landscapes of their diverse talents.
Mona is a versatile writer with experience in both fiction and non-fiction. She deeply loves the written word and is always seeking new and exciting ways to explore the human experience through her writing.