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Jul 2012

Staying Motivated & Productivity Management of Self!

Any great accomplishment does not happen overnight!  There is no such thing as an overnight success.  Rome was not built in a day!  Etc. Etc.

Today’s’ topic is all about creating an action plan to achieve something big by taking baby steps!  I have to admit that when confronted with a big project or a big goal, that I have troubles getting started.  I clean my house… I check e-mails neurotically… I do anything to avoid starting on that big project, because it’s just so daunting.

So in order to get started on achieving something ‘big’, here are some ideas on how to get started:

  1. Make a ‘To Do’ list.  But make sure you add some small tasks on there to get you started.
  2. Write out your Big Picture Goal, then break it down into subcategories, and THEN come up with one or two things that you could do TODAY to move forwards towards your goal / project
  3. I want to introduce the concepts of a Productivity Manager.  I learned about this from Brendon Burchard (  Firstly identify a couple of projects or goals, and then list 1, 2, or 3 things that you could do TODAY towards each project or goal.  Secondly, list out people that you may need to help you and could reach out to today or perhaps people you are waiting on.  Lastly, write out your priorities, your ‘must do’ activities for today (not everything… not your big list… but only the ‘must do’ items).  Get them done…but don’t forget to get a little something done towards your big projects.

Ideas as they relate to your learning / relearning of canine rehab / physio:

  • Take your ipad to the gym to read or watch a video
  • Print off an article and read it the old fashioned way!
  • Try finding a ‘partner’ to learn with or to teach
  • Practice one particular skill all day or each week (i.e. check 3 dogs everyday for a week to practice medial shoulder instability assessments)

Basically this is the key to success of any kind!  Pick your goal; break it down into manageable steps; select one or two things to do each day that will move you towards the goal; do them!   It will work for learning, for building a business, for weight loss, even for cooking dinner! 

Break it down and then systematically attack it!  You can do this! 



PS if you have a great ’stay motivated’ strategy, please comment below or send me an e-mail (