In The Beginning…….. PLAN!

February 3, 2017
Tim Young

Hello everyone! As we enter into the month of February, we can now look back on to January to reflect on how the new year has started out for us. Well for me, January was a very productive, and challenging month. January was the month I designated as a NEW ERA for YSOP International. January was the month that I chose to focus on upgrading the YSOP membership site and serving the current subscribed members of YSOP. It was also the month that I gave YSOP members an opportunity to register to become a member on this site at no cost for life.  I feel that those two campaigns were succesful and that the foundation of YSOP International were built on a solid ground prepared for the new thing to take place.

If you read my post from last week about becoming NARROW in order to EXPAND, you may have realized that this year is pointing towards being more FOCUS. A big part about becoming a focused person is all about planning. All during the month of January, I had an opportunity to participate in group coaching calls once a week with a renowned success and achievement coach, author, and speaker named Kellan Fluckiger. What a great experience it has been. Kellan’s coaching was based on a concept that he calls Courageous Planning. This is where you take all of your goals for the next 3 months and create a written out detailed plan. This written out plan will answer the following questions about your goal: What is your goal? Who is needed to accomplish this goal? What’s the Budget for this goal? What Tasks are to be done to accomplish the goal? The exact date to complete the goal? That’s right, all of this had to be written out for me to look at. I must admit that I’ve never done that kind of detailed planning before. I was definitely an eye opening experience. I highly recommend everyone to write out your goals and the date when you expect to complete them. It will first of all force you to think about what you actually want to do or accomplish for a certain time period instead of just wandering around and reacting to everything around you in life.

Tim Young with Kellan Fluckiger – Speaker, Author, and Achievement Coach

What a great experience it has been. Kellan’s coaching was based on a concept that he calls Courageous Planning. This is where you take all of your goals for the next 3 months and create a written out detailed plan. This written out plan will answer the following questions about your goal: What is your goal? Who is needed to accomplish this goal? What’s the Budget for this goal? What Tasks are to be done to accomplish the goal? The exact date to complete the goal? That’s right, all of this had to be written out for me to look at. I must admit that I’ve never done that kind of detailed planning before. I was definitely an eye opening experience. I highly recommend everyone to write out your goals and the date when you expect to complete them. It will first of all force you to think about what you actually want to do or accomplish for a certain time period instead of just wandering around and reacting to everything around you in life.

What a great way to begin the year and to begin to actualize the theme for YSOP this year which is to become more narrow in our daily lives. I still have a lot more work to do with my customized plan for the year. Nonetheless, I got a great jump start thanks to great coaching and being accountable to others.