Mum.CEO: planning the first step

Mums, this is the first step in our blog.

Before writing the article I had so many questions, especially because I did not know where to start from. Should I tell you about things randomly or with an order? Should I start talking about the blog and the way it was built or let it to another post?

In the end, I took the decision to start from the very beginning: to become a CEO we need motivation, discipline, constancy and we also need a plan, something that allows us to pass from theory to action.

Let’s see each one together.

Motivation

Is the reason behind people’s action and there are two types. The motivation driven by emotions (e.g. you want to win the local marathon and feel very enthusiastic about it) and the motivation driven by the reason ( this one implies that you use your brain, not your feelings, to keep going , through constance and discipline. Following the example done, you  must exercise your body daily and know the rules, in order to have more possibilities to win the marathon).

According to Michael Stawicki, the author of  The Art of Persistence, “ when you depend on emotion to carry you through, you are bound to fail(…)Reason-powered motivation is your internal compass, always pointing you north. It’s the real reason for starting and continuing a discipline” and is the one that can lead you to real results.

Discipline and constancy

Even if they come tied to motivation, they are the bridge between it and the results. The more consistent you are in what you propose yourself to do, the better results you will find. But consistency also implies a big amount of discipline.

For example, I am now starting my blog. I am full of motivation, but if I go sleeping instead of reading books or writing a post every night as I proposed myself, I am not using self-discipline to achieve constancy and, consequently, results.

Make a plan

When I was a teacher, I had to make a long-term planning, a medium-term planning and a short-term planning of the lessons.

In the long-term planning, I had to write what subjects I was going to teach from September until June. In the middle-term, I had to plan it weekly and in the short-term planning, I had to write the daily lessons, with all the subjects and exercises done that day.

It was challenging when starting, but in the end, classes flued in a more natural and organized way.

So, if you want to start a project you need to plan, firstly something more generic. Make a Brainstorm and a draft with the ideas you got.

For example, do you want to make videos on Youtube? What is the main idea for your project? What material will you need to record and edit videos? How much time would you need to start?

After that, make a short-time planning. Following the same example, imagine you are going to make videos teaching how to do crafts for children. You need to plan every single video, write the dialogs, the order of the events in the video if you will add some music or special effects.

Apart from that, if you are a beginner like me, you will need to read a lot, to achieve knowledge.
If you are willing to do it,  I recommend you to read Master Your Time in 10 Minutes a Day, also from Michal Stawicki. It really helped me to give a big step in terms of organizing my time.

Mums, time to go.

Keep reading and send comments, in order we all can improve and follow this path with success and together.