difference between passion and desire;what that Disneyland kid taught me; how you should prepare for the reaction of those around you when you absolutely know you have to do it.
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Today’s Leadership Lingo Term: Desire vs. Passion We often hear people use the term passion when really they just desire something. Desire comes and goes. Passion doesn’t let go. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” –Oprah Winfrey
“You can’t fake passion.” –Barbara Corcoran
Everyone has that one thing they’ve been talking about doing. Some of us know people who never take the steps to make their dream come to fruition. On my email list, yes, I email them every day, we have been working through some kinks the month of April to make these people’s ideas become profitable business ideas.
When you absolutely know you have to do it. I share with you what I learned from the Disneyland kid. What you need to know about the phases other people go through trying to accept/understand your “crazy dream…”
They’ll say to you things like, (Each one of these a phase the people you love go through to accept the “new you” and your passion/project/big dream.)
“This is so weird.” They don’t understand. It’s awful.
“What? Are you serious about this?” They are kind of intrigued. They half-mock/half-listen.
“Really? You want to do this?” Now they are interested. They start to listen to you.
“How does that work?” Now they are entertained. They want to know your story.
“Why does this matter? Or, Why didn’t I think of that?” They are enchanted. They love what you are doing. They are cheering you on in your journey.
“Don’t die with your music still in you.” — Wayne Dyer
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Project management for families? Think of a family wedding.
Consider your stakeholders: Who has a dog in the fight?
A project has a definite beginning, a definite end, and creates a unique result.
By creating a project, you can see the outcome, the risks, the budgets, and the big picture to make it work.
You decide the project. Then you apply the principles of project management.
Step 1: Composing. Define the project. Make it as detailed as you can to see the finished project. Answer the question: What do we want to do?
Step 2: Decomposing. Take the requirements of the project. Break it down to manageable chunks. Don’t create actions, create things. Make lists of nouns, not verbs. Use a mind map, or a sticky note. Make it visual.
To motivate your partner/spouse, you’ll have champions and those against the project.
“90% of the work of project management is communication.”[clickToTweet tweet=”90% of the work of project management is communication. @cesarabeid ” quote=”90% of the work of project management is communication.”]
Help others realize that you are on the same team. Present the problem in the language that they will understand. Don’t talk budget. Talk results: the vacation. Or the car you can buy.
His book, Project Management for You, for the person trying to take on a major task: write a book, start a business. Someone creating a new product, setting up a new website, creating a more in-depth project.
Even as professional project manager, Cesar admits that he still struggles with organization and how this process has helped him personally & professionally.
“This something we can learn. We can also not be limited by the fear of starting something new. But our limitations should the ideas we have, and how many ideas we can have and handle, and not the fear of uncertainty. There is a system you can use to methodically, systematically turn those ideas into reality.” [clickToTweet tweet=”Our limitations should the ideas we have… and not the fear of uncertainty” quote=”our limitations should the ideas we have, and how many ideas we can have and handle, and not the fear of uncertainty”]
When you break down the project into smaller chunks and you can create the budgets. You can predict the time investment of a project, and the financial investment of the project.