Getting the job done

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Project management for perfectionists,
procrastinators, doubters
and sufferers of comparison

in 4 easy steps[dt_gap height=”20″ /]

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So, you are a soulful women with a big heart.

You’ve got beautiful ideas. Products, programs, books, great opt-ins, a website. The sky is the limit.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

But after doin’ the dreamin’ comes doing the work! [dt_gap height=”10″ /]

And before your plans and wonderful dreams have seen any action they are gone. Too often I see gorgeous ideas fall victim to …. well to the doin’ nothin’.

Because you’ve run into doubt, perfectionism, procrastination and comparison.

I’ve managed complicated international cultural projects for 25+ years and share my project management secrets with you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][dt_gap][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

I’m going to help you.

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Let’s start:

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#A.   DOWNLOAD YOUR WORKSHEET[dt_gap height=”20″ /]

  download your worksheet. click on image & save to your desktop

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#B.   ESTABLISH YOUR BASE[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

1. Establishing your WHY, HOW & WHAT[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

  • WHY do you want to do this?
    Think about your hope and fears, find out if you want to create for the right reasons. When you’re in it for the right reason it’s much easier to finish is.
    Dare to be brutal here.
    Do you secretly wish your product brings you effortless overnight fame and fortune and everybody will fall in love with you?
    Think again! You are an entrepreneur, not Gandalf the White. You’ve got to work for it.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • HOW are you going to do it? Make a plan
    I have created a simple, easy to use worksheet projectplan. Download it, fill it in, and stick to it.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • WHAT is the carrier of your ideas?
    Is it going to be a website, an online program, book, public talk…etc?
    Decide on the best possible carrier for YOUR product. Choose wisely.
    Do you know you’re Worlds Worst (or best ;-) Procrastinator, and do you long for a book that will on the bestsellers list within 2 weeks?
    Hmmm… better start with an online blog and write weekly blogs first.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

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#C. YOUR ACTION[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

2. Your plan

a. Set an end date

  • yes I know that’s scary. Do it anyway. Don’t keep it to yourself. Spread the word. If you’re – for a good reason – can’t make it, just be honest about it.
    Don’t think people will care too much. They are way too busy themselves.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

b. make a project plan

– are you going to it all yourself? This is what should be in your project plan: 

  • end date
  • write down your plan and divide your project in small parts, make sure it fits your calendar
  • weekly checks to see if you’re still on track
  • give yourself extra time. Small and big emergencies happen all the time.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

– are you going to work with others, like a website builder or designer This is what should be in your projectplan: [dt_gap height=”10″ /]

  • end date that fits the calendar of all people in the project
  • write down your plan and divide your project in small parts, make sure it fits the calendar of all the people in your project
  • write in weekly checks to see if everybody is still on track
  • give yourself extra time. Small and big emergencies happen all the time.
  • do not make the mistake to think your designer is your project manager. You’re in charge![dt_gap height=”10″ /]

 

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#D. YOUR PERSEVERANCE[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

3. your mindset

Okay! Well done!! You’ve got a plan, now you’ve got to do the work.

  • a. make it a daily routine.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • b. don’t be a softie![dt_gap height=”10″ /]
    Do you want to be seen and heard? Than let go of all distractions.
    NO email, social media, phone for a stretch of 2 to 3 hrs every day, give you truly beneficial time. It’s just you and your project. Look at facebook for 1 minute,and you will be lost for the next 30 minutes.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • c. Don’t wait for the muses to arrive.
    Muses come and go. More often they’ve simply abandon you. Causing you to feel alone, left over, unseen, uninspired. Nobody likes me… (well maybe this is just me :-)
    “It’s a trap” don’t fall for it. Just keep going. You’ve got a message to need to deliver. Keep writing, designing, filming. Meditate, do a funny dance, wiggle your tail for 10 minutes and keep going.
    Have faith.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • d. Be the CEO of your own company
    Is your house a mess, no clean socks left. Well tough luck folks! The CEO is working.
    Do your friends complain: “but whyyyyy don’t you come to the Spa with me, you’re always working?“Do you receive yet another message from your children’s school that they: ‘Really Need Just 1 More Parent for That Amazing  School Trip and You’re Always At Home Anyway’.
    Don’t do it. “It’s a trap!”.[dt_gap height=”10″ /] Say this instead:
    “I’m at work. When I have a day off, I might be available.” Dare to be vague .Being available is the pitfall of every solopreneur who works at home.

    If it helps: picture someone you admire, who is in charge of a company you admire. If people start nagging, your dirty floor calls for a mop, the clean shirts are gone, you’re ashamed when you have to open your front door:  picture your fav CEO en say:
    “I’m at work. When I have a day off, I might be available.”

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EXTRA TIPS AND TRICKS

When you’re working with other people:

  • Dare to be in charge. Remember you are the CEO. Make sure you know what you want. Why you need it. And when.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • Your designer or website builder does not have to be your friend (if they are your friend, talk about this before you start working together) Don’t be afraid to tell you are not satisfied.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • If you ARE satisfied don’t be afraid to praise them. Designers, builder, copyrighters, architects they thrive by good hearted feedback![dt_gap height=”10″ /]

For all Creative Soulful Women[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

  • Get the help of a mastermind group or someone you trust.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • Ask for feedback and don’t flip when it feels negative (or maybe that’s just me again ..)[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • Hire a coach  – who really understands your creative mind – to keep you on track. [dt_gap height=”10″ /] Uhm… can’t think of anyone? Really? Mail me your skype name and let’s have a chat. 
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  • Dare to be unpopular if it means standing up for what you believe in.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • If you fall of the wagon, don’t mope (okay, for an hour maybe) get right back on it.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • Understand your creative style. It makes it so much easier when you do. Do the creative Style test here[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • Trust your own creativity, your judgement and your gut feeling.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • If the green eyed monster of jealousy creeps in, look at it. What does it want to tell you? Learn from other successful entrepreneurs. How are they doing it?[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • Don’t be a copycat, but use freely what truly helps you and innovate. You are a Creative Miracle! You are capable of innovation like no one else![dt_gap height=”10″ /]

 

Okay Let’s create!
Make your beautiful products, webinars, books,
paintings, programs, drawings and projects & show them to the world![dt_gap height=”20″ /]

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Ready for the real thing? Let’s Create together

 

 

 Want to ask me something or tell me something? I love to hear it  (for your and mine eyes only)

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Esther de Charon

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain is the Business Doula and Soul Whisperer of wonderfully weird female entrepreneurs who want success on their own terms Esther is the author of "The Wonderfully Weird Woman's Manual" a Brand Expert, certified Transformational Art Coach, Artist, Communication Consultant, Art historian, Huffington Post + Thrive Global Blogger with over 25 years experience in the field of branding, design, creativity and art. She lives with her 13-year-old son and husband on an old farm. She's also addicted to Jasmin Tea, Opera with seriously bad endings, Weird Art and Red Lipstick.

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