Guit-A-Grip podcast episode #13 “Nothing Ever Got Done With An Excuse Excerpt #2″ is out and available for download/streaming.
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The Podcast and the liberal use of the term “Excerpt”
Part of working in a format like this is being able to review things that you wrote a while ago and seeing how they shake out in a conversational manner. That means that when I’m reading the book I’m editing the text in my head to prevent really awkward (or wrong things from being said. It also makes for some stilted moments, but the good news it that it tightens up both the podcast and the book in the process.
I’ll talk more about why I do this in the future but (editing this down from a lumbering 23 minutes) I’m hoping to convince you that there is a method to my madness (or vice-versa).
The steps to follow:
Just to recap, these are the steps I reference in the podcast (I skipped a few of them on the audio!!!) Good thing it’s an edit!
How to manage a project in a few broad strokes
- Have a clear vision of what you want to do (set quantifiable goals).
- Align perception with reality and create priorities (in other words make an honest assessment of what needs to happen to reach those goals)
- Set deadlines and benchmarks.
- Be accountable.
- Do daily focused work on those goals and limit distractions and obstacles in the way of achieving them.
- Make periodic reviews to check your project’s status against the benchmarks and timeline.
- Utilize available resources when possible/necessary.
I should have taken a page from the Boy Scouts this time around and been better prepared for a podcast. Then, perhaps, I would have had something novel like water handy and not had either a coughing fit (edited out) or the scrath voice that comes in mid-way to the podcast before I started coughing.
Most of the observations on this site, will work in directly with the podcast posted here. But the two links I cited specifically were:
That’s it for now!
As always, I hope this helps you with your own goals.
See you soon and thanks again for listening/reading!