"Would You Be Better Off To Success Without A Plan? Discover The Litle Known Truth Revealed...
"So... Would You Be Better Off ToOhhh yeah! I posted this onto Mark's Forum... And, either it
disappeared in thin air - I definitively cannot find it there anymore...
Success In Business
Home Business Or In Life
Without A Plan... Really?
Too Scary For Mark Joyner?
Or... Was it simply to scary for the man?
Well, I don't know, and even irritating, I dont care that much... Just re-inforces the fact, as in all the havocked projects I've run
- that most people want the "pussy-foot" fake approach to things... Damned how hard direct truth is to take to mankind... Poor beasts...;-)
Anyways, here is the post as I put it, exactly word for word, plus the continued part, posted here: Dig in, and enjoy!
Lots of things written on plans in this thread, I realize - as I came across this forum today, read this post - and felt a compelling urge to jot down a line or two myself...
But before I do that... Is there really any reason to listen to yet another rant about making plans, when so much already written about the topic? Isnt' there enough about that "boring" issue written already?
Well, probably... And I guess so... But, even more important... that's up to you to decide... Furthermore... having... making... or following a plan? Yes indeed - the all important question - Whether you should have one, and do it? ... Or...Rather not?
Hmmmnnnn? That depends about what you want to do, to achieve, to... to...
Next, issue here; the why - to why should you listen to what I have to say? Which of course is a good one. And - Who the heck am I?
No, I'm no big name famous Guru, like you Know Mark Joyner for instance? Am I now? Nope, think not, not as far as I've been told... Besides, to most, probably all of you, less you've been to one of my sites, this is the first time - all and EveryOne of you ever heard of me, right?
So, what makes me the expert? What makes me even entitled to utter or stutter even a single word, to this already cluttered, battered up, maybe even sensitive theme?
Hmmmnnn, again! You're perfectly right, maybe I should just pack my shut up, and not waste another line of space here in Mark Joyner's cyber space? And maybe I shouldn't...
So who am I? Good question! And, at times I hardly know myself. Especially the last couple of years, I've been into the toughest ride of my life so far.
It sort'a started out in 99, when I did one of - if not - THE BIGGEST mistake, ever in my adult life.
Did I have a plan? Sure I had. Did I break it? Sorry to say, I did, I'm guilty - and stabbed myself in the back, so damned hard, that everything went astray from that point in life.
I'm first and foremost talking personal life here, but, of course, if you foul up here, most everything seems to follow... It's just a matter of time.
Did I re-adjust my plan, when things started to go wrong? Yes, I did. Indeed I did. But, as said. I failed to follow the MASTER-PLAN, which is the plan, the plan for your life, that you can only know by following your heart... Or, do you rather prefer I say...
Do you know what Mark - or rather, what Mark's forum script just told me? No? Here is:
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Is life too long for life? Mark?;-) - I didn't know that... My plan, just worked out that this is how long it ended up to be - and, I have no intent to rendering that plan, at least, not for now. So, obviously - This got to be a rather long post, and I don't know where to cut it down, as it goes to prove my point - that you're running a plan, whether you chose to believe so - or if you believe so not...
So, if you're interested in what this "stupid, even coward no-good madman" was up to, fouling up, messing up his life, so severely, he hardly found his way outt'a there again? (Hmmnn? Didn't know I found it yet...Strange...) - Making sure he lost the most valuable valuable - in his life ever? Screwing up his Master Plan!?
No? Yes? Then go get rest of story here: www.ProjectManagementMadeEasy.com/master-plan.php
And if you don't? Fine by me, as you're the one losing out some tidbits here...
Continued...Well, there are many words for this predicament, I know, and somebody would rather maybe I use the term Vision... Or, inner guidance... Or... Inner voice... Or inner child... Or, some would maybe even go as far as to call it "simple pure logic"...
Well, I'd say, I'd call it a little bit of everything. A difficult topic indeed.
Anyways, no matter what you'd call it, really doesn't matter, we all have a plan like this. And, simply, it has to do with searching for, finding, and then doing - or find a way to be able to do more and more of what you'd like - as well as love doing the most.
Damned have I spent long time doing this. Not able to hold onto any job, not because I couldn't, but because I after 6 or 7 - up to 9 month came to hate the routine, and the boredom of an ordinary job, that I wanted that I didn't care the bother. - ..Before finally, finding THE somehting that I loved, endured, excelled and loved doing even... which is... ahhh, later...later...
So, for many jobs, I had no job - no longer than 9 months at a time. 9 months, strange? That seemed to be a common denominator. Same time as it takes for a child to be conceived, until it enters this world, out of its mothers womb...
Anyways, life has its cycles. Some are 9 months, some may be as little as an hour, a split second, and some cycles, like for instance physical birth, only comes about once a lifetime for every person... Other cycles again, may have a 7 year span, and so on...
Interesting by the way... When in marketing, there is lot talk about the number 7, as almost some magic number. - A customer must see your offer 7 times or more, in average... a sales number ending on 7, like 97, (See Mark's offer in his OTO for signing in, to be able to post to this forum... Wasn't that $97? - Any particular reason for that Mark?;-)
Well, but here's another thing, you maybe didn't know... Scientists say - the number of years it take for all the cells in your body to renew, is 7 years.
So, 7 is indeed a particular number, isn't it? Did you also know, that, according to new statistics, the average to the break ups - to most marriages, and relationships, is 7 years too?
I bet you didn't know that.
Well, but let me tell you, I've been part of that statistics twice. Twice with the same woman in fact. And, the second time, it happened about, just because I was to coward following up with my life plan.
It's too long going into all that here, but, eventually, it will come up, in one form or another, to several of my own sites, and then, if you're interested in knowing more, well, then it's up to you.
Anyways, I fouled up my plan, and I adjusted. But, and shame on me, I even knew, I broke with my own masterplan, the plan that comes only from deep down inside... From the higher knowledge of your heart, or your vision, or inner voice even...
I fouled that up severely - and only so, because I was too scared losing her. Thus, 7 years approximately went by, and that loss, became reality.
"Somehow, by screwing up,
letting that fear hold me back from
following through on my
Master Plan - I'd Simply
Manifested That Fear
For the last 2 years, I've been paying the price dearly, as well as devastatingly for that. Losing the light of my life. Having hell on earth, wanting to tear most of it apart, and toss it to, I don't know where...
But, after this crisis, was I completely plan-less? Well, at times it seemed like that. Seemed, and felt like I was drifting, stupidly, aimlessly around in a big, painful hell of nothingness. But, fortunately, that was only temporarily.
Also, along the way, a new plan, to correct my previous stupidity and cowardize emerged.
Finally - Again, I knew what I had to do. But would I have the courage? Damned was I scared. Again, never been more scared, as I know at least, in my entire adult life.
So, had I the courage to follow up my plan? My inner vision? I sure did know, that this time, if I fouled up again, the consequences be grave, and, I might not survive even. To one extent, I didn't "care"... But, somehow - after all, I did. I saw the plan, I knew what I had to do, and I almost shit my pants the day I came back to her, after almost a year of thinking, digesting - hating, and aching over all that cowardize, those 7 years ago, had led to of suffering, misery and pain.
I will never forget that time, early in the morning, early spring, feeling so ashamed, that I'd wanted to perish, and run like hell. Or if some "magic wand", would come, take this all away, like the sun dissolves, eventually the morning mist.
But, I realized, this was my plan. And this time, I'd better stick in there, taking - realizing that chance, that this was loosing her forever, yet again. Heck, what had I left to lose? Hadn't I already lost her?
Yes, I had, and she would probably never come back, and in one respect, even though this was as much her responsibility too, I fully understood her.
So, what else was there left? Nothing more to lose, was there?
Hmmmmnnn? I don't know about that as... Tap, tap,tap tap...
Footsteps down the stairs, well known, beloved footsteps, down the stairs of the house that used to be my home for several years. There she was, "What dayya want", she muttered...
Ehhmmm Ahhh,, I... I...I... I... wwweeeelll... And I broke completely apart. And we actually had our first, real communication for the first time - really, after I made that mistake, broke my plan, and moved into that stupid house - so many years ago...
What followed the following year, was a lot of moving stuff, along with so much fear and scare of telling - behind the scenes, all the "little secrets" I'd been not telling her, due to my fear of rejection, and losing her... And, fortunately, so did she.
My cowardize back then, when I made that stupid decision - letting her talk me into moving with her - to that fancy house, almost rendered me completely bankrupt, causing me not only to lose several untold amount of money - in direct loss, and even more the millions and millions - ( ghhhhaaaaawwww ) - in lost income, that otherwise should've been mine...
But more importantly, that fatal screw up, of backstabbing myself, not following my "great plan", my vision, caused me almost to lose my life, my health, as well as all the little motivation and spark of life left within me...
And, there was only
one way left
to making up
for all that!
By starting to follow my plan again. This time, of cleaning up the mess, and take responsibility for all that, and all the stupidity, and that hell-hole chain of bad, that can arise, and mostly do, when you break - even if ever so tiny - seemingly - that all important plan, that overal vision, that wisdom of your heart - that contract with yourself.
I paid dearly for this cowardize, not following through with my plan. And, I lost the only woman I've ever truly loved in all my life. I don't expect to find replacement any soon, and neither, as far as I'm concerned today, am I into it either. Now, I need another plan, and in due time, when more of these wounds, heart-aches and sorrow is healed, my plan will again show, as I move along my own path... - hopefully following through with whatever vision of mine will emerge once this darkness is ridden out.
So, do you still believe you don't need a plan? Or rather...
Do you still believe, that a plan is totally useless, and that you don't have one?
Ahhh! Please, don't be the coward fool as I, and lull yourself into that lethal ocean of lies and deceit - due to that cowardize. Because, even if you don't take it from me, that will only strike you down, when you least expect of it. Because, even after I breached my own true, inner plan, for a while, even though tough here and there, everything seemed to be quite allright, and swell even...
But, have you ever heard that saying... This one:
The devil is in the detail...
The devil lurks in those
Now, whether you did, or whether I just made that saying up, I have proof to back it up, and if you dare take a look, dare listen, or even take a feel, deep down - you will all be able to verify my point.
So, again, let me ask you - even though you believe you do not have to live by - or abide by any plan... ..what? so? ever?...
Are you really so in vain, that you believe you have no, and really are NOT living by any means of a plan already?
Oh my! And shame on you!
Whether you chose to believe it or not, you're stacked up - or maybe even stuck-up right now, with your own set of plans for your life.
And, unconsciously - whether you like it or not, that plan is either taking you to kingdom come, if you follow your true inner vision, the wisdom of your heart, and follow through with it...
Of course, that includes daily as well as duly - looking, listening, feeling and adjusting - recalibrating - as well as going for it - again, and again, and again, until you're done with this phase of that plan...
And, so goes, whether you know it or not. Because, you're always planned up for something. That is inevitable as laws of nature and this universe.
There's even no escaping it. Just take a look at your own life... Are you doing the "right" things?
Are you planning, knowingly or not, for your kingdom come? Or are you planning, just as I did, 7 years back, for misery and hell... Or somewhere between even...?
You tell me, because, as I have stressed all these times now already, either you work your plan, or your plan, or failure of it, will not only work you... But you may as well find, as in my case, it will terrorize and scare the living hell out of you!
Should I rest my case here? Is this long enough by now? Well, maybe it is... But, again, as with life, it takes the time it takes to finish, as with every other task you will take on.
And, try to short-circuit that time, by short-cutting the way you're about - no, not only about, but obligated to yourself to follow, you will - and again, just like me, screw things up, so much you hardly will know what hit you in the end. My own hell tortured me ever more than I'd care to remember, even face...
But my dear friend...
Unfortunately, there were
NO Way Around, No Way
About - Other Than Straight
Trhough All That Crap-Shit
Sorting It - No, Straightening
It All Out, By Jumping Right
Sure, some things are less dramatic than that, thank you - but, chances are, when taking shortcuts and the "easy route - the easy way" out - in this particular arena of your life... Then you're even apt to do it, shortcutting and take that sweet "easy way out" - when it comes to more serious things also... No?
And, the downside of this thing...? Well, some of the cycles in your life, they are long. As said, some only days, or months, but then you have those that takes a lifetime, or 7 years, or 12, or 15, and 30 years or more even to complete.
You could perhaps compare that with jumping on a plane. Whether you like it or not, you are stuck on that plane, until it lands at it's destinated airport. Sure, you could hi-jack it, and force it down somewhere else, or you could even force your way even further, and jump out of it somewhere on its route...
But... Would that really be a good idea?
So, simply, some cycles, once decision made - for better or for worse - You're stuck, until that cycle comes to its end, and yet again - you're "safe" to get out...
Some of these wrong decisions - going into the wrong plan... The wrong cycle if you will, will even kill you - right there, right then, should you not wisen up fast enough...
Let's take another example, this time from online marketing... As with some things, like for instance, getting search engine traffic to your websites today, that may be a chore, as opposed to just a few years ago...
And, simply because we do not see immediate results, by putting up pages, tweaking them and so forth, we drop the matter all-to-gether... Ahhh, no use, no use... Thus, ignoring the laws of the search engines... Not realizing, these days, given your content is appropriate - that the search engines may take way longer to both index, and send traffic to your sites even...
So, you just don't bother, because, no direct result.
And, so goes also with most other things in your life... For instance, you drop saving that extra dollar for better days later on, because you see no immediate effect... And you even drop your diet, because, to hell with it, nothing seems to come from it...
...Ahhhgggg! Now, you've been on it for 2 weeks, and you didn't even lose more than 4 pounds yet...
NAhhh! This doesn't work, at least - so you think - and you go back to gobbling your face with all kinds of treats... Yummy! And, because you were really dedicated to this plan of crap-eating - and even overeating...
And beat this,
You planned this out -
Not even thinking
Realizing -You did...
-->So, you stick with that plan of overeating, of not saving any of your money, not putting up pages, b'cause you see no immediate effect to where you want to - or think you want to go...
.. and... like with the over-eating syndrome - you swell out even more... Not just because you ate that one extra piece of chocolate... NO way. One piece of chocolate seldom makes your weight go up...
But, you stuck with that plan, even without realizing, for several months, and years even... And then you expect all that to change - now - just like that - at once?
All Just because you decided, that a couple weeks effort will change everything?
Crappola my... - Ever heard that song from Chris Rea? NO...
Fool if you think it's over...
.... It's just begun...
Ever heard that?
Then you should. It's a masterpiece, and if you just digest those words, the meaning, the deeper meaning to them, you will, eventually, if you stick to it, again and again, start to discover more of the realms as well as secrets to those seemingly - un-important words.
But, maybe I digress, so lets bring another thing forth, about making, or "not" making up plans.
Because, the thing is - you see - the question is NEVER whether you're making up, and living - and abide by a plan or not...
The Million Dollar Question
Is Whether You're Aware
Of It - Or If You're Not
Now, as to give you another picture of who I am, and what I've been up to, before I went down the avenue of coward fools, and made that fatal mistake, in my personal life...
Also, maybe this will give you, if what I just shared with you didn't, another way of looking, or feeling, or resonating to the thing of making plans.
And, I'm talking making conscious bits of planned plans - from what you want to, and need to do here.
I bet neither of you knew I used to be a project manager, and, as to tout my own horn, I wasn't just about any project manager either. And, yes, I'm damned proud of what I do, when I do what I know to do!
I am a "rescue chief" project manager, and I (damned I hate the word I'm about to write now) - "challenge" you, give me any project - broken down, miserable as veritable hell - and give me reasonable resources, plus, a genuine desire and will to have it resolved...
Then, you give me COMPLETE authority, to make whatever I need to do, in order to have it done... Sure, all within context. All within reasonable budget. Would there be any other way?
Now you make absolutely sure, you stay out of my way, letting me do my magick - no sabotage, no obstructions Sure, telling your concerns and worries, and everything else, is fine... But, you remember, I am boss now, you're my servant, waiting, watching, no matter your concerns, me serving your needs to have your project back on track. Maybe even making you a fortune... Millions, and millions otherwise lost forever even...? ( Huh? What's that? )
Mostly, this will happen within the first 3-4 weeks of the alliance venture.
Next; within the 4 to 7 next months (maybe a little less, maybe some more - depending on size of your venture) - your baby will - well, your mother wouldn't even recognize this little sucker, now transformed little moneygenerator.
Am I bragging? Yes I am. I'm bragging, because, this is what I do best in life, and you betcha, I'm proud of it, because, no-one, at least that I know of, does what I do here.
And, you can see / read more here if you're curious to know more on this philosophy, and the metaphysics of my doing so to speak.
But, don't go there unless you can stand for a healthy dose of truth, and even more so...
..Direct - right to your gut
Straight Forward - blunt talk.
No candy wrappings or
pink roses here.
At least not - when not called for.
Now, I didn't write that to sell you my services, and, at the time, I might or might not even be available. If your plan co-incide with mine, then maybe...
But, the point to this, was not that site, or link, or who am I, and blah blah blah...
Rather, the point is, you're running a plan, no matter what you think. NO matter whether you're conscious or not.
And one more thing, before we call it a day... for now...
You really think I was able to go in, where people, more skilled, more educated, more batchelor degrees, university on the eleventh year, 30 years in the trade and on and on - had to throw in the towels, give up to the bitter taste of defeat...
.. only to work it around, and have the project up, running within the next 3-4 weeks? (And, also, I'm talking million dollar projects here.)
You really think I was able to do that, without a proper, structured, rational toolchest of systems, strategies and - maybe better yet...
A conscious knowledge of where we wanted this thing to go...?
You really think that? Sure, the other guys were riding their plans to, but that obviously didn't work out as planned... Now did it?
They probably didn't dare, just as I - 7 years back, in fear of losing my only true love ever - to follow up with that plan, to execute it... Or maybe even, it was only a sleeping pill to them...
I really couldn't tell (yes, I'm lying, because of in all of those cases, I know exactly why they failed, plan "or not" - but, that's not for here)... but what I know, no matter what - both them, as well as I had a plan to follow, whether we followed it through to success or not.
Best Regards, and much success
AKA: The wizard of stupid....
Want to know more, I'd suggest you'd look more at the link above. But, again, don't do that if you're easily offended and hurt by direct and blunt truth.
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