One thing that can separate you from the ordinary is your ability to deliver results on time. On time is a beautiful thing – we all love it! There are many people who keep setting goals but when it comes to converting their goal into a real thing, they fail. If you have a goal and have been struggling to convert them into real results and feel accomplished, here are four simple steps to get started.
ONE habit to progress to the next level
Have you lately felt like left out? Outdated? Inadequate? Incompetent?
If your subconscious said “YES” read on to regain your lost ground yet again developing the habits of consistent progress.
Tonight, before you go to bed, make a list of 3 important actions you could take to recreate yourself.
Set your alarm clock to wake up 30 minutes earlier and jump out of your bed to get started learning/doing things that can help you get to the next level to accomplish the planned activities for 30 minutes. You will build an inner urge to work further to finish the activity.
Repeat this habit for 2 days then 7 days, then 30 days and then its part of your daily habits.
Creating consistent progress just takes some effort to get going. But once you make it a habit, you’ll never look back.
Don’t just work in a VACCUM
It’s people who control resources, ideas, innovations, money and everything else. To build something meaningful, you need to engage with people to discuss, validate and seek their support to make it more meaningful and relevant. People who build successful products always stay engaged with the community to collaborate and bounce ideas.
It’s time you start building your own community of mentors, peers, advisors, and fans.
Mentors can provide you the guidance and advice you can apply to make things more meaningful.
Peers can help you with their time, efforts and materials to expedite your time to market.
Fans and users can buy your product or services as they trust you for your skills and excellence. They can also spread good words to other people to help you achieve your goals.
To get started with building your network, prepare your list, set the goal and start reaching out to them. You’ll thank yourself for this day as you will see how you’ve delivered a really meaningful result to achieve the success you aimed for yourself.
Honey, I Shipped It!
What is that one thing that you’d ship today, tomorrow or this weekend? Have you set the deadline for it?
We love it when our Amazon shipment arrives on or before time, we love when FedEx delivers our package on time, and we enjoy reaching out to our travel destination on time. On time is a beautiful thing. We love it. To be on time means you must set a deadline and commit yourself for delivering on time.
I’ve worked with people who’d say, “When I will be ready to deliver it, you’ll know.” It simply means that you are working on it without a deadline. You’re peddling aimlessly, developing something, fixing some stuff, rearranging things and planning things with the mindset “Things takes its own course of time to get done.”
– Why don’t you start this week with one deadline?
– Set a goal for this week, mark it on your calendar, and tell it to your spouse, boss or best friend.
– Your goal must be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.
– Decide on the 2-3 actions that you are going to take every day to achieve the set goal.
Call your spouse, boss, or friend over the weekend to tell “Honey, I shipped It!” Take my word, you’d savor the accomplishment over the weekend—and then you’ll be ready to set a new deadline and get it done
Promote Your Work
Today everyone is busy, distracted and living in a noisy world. We are seekers of novelty, social recognition, and connection. It makes us feel accomplished.
You need to communicate your unique values, your work to people and reach out to people who can find value in it. Indirectly this is the job of marketing.
Today, look at your presence across various media like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog or any other outlet where you probably need to be present. Look at the values that you are presenting in front of your network and how that is going to help you in making you strike the novelty.
To conclude, if you’ve yet not got started with achieving something meaningful in your life; set your goals first and follow the four-step formula you have just learned here. If you have followed this article and you have started getting the results, please share as a comment for others to draw an inspiration.
Another workshop on “Idea to IPO” at TAJ Vivanta Goa organized by Goa Technology Club supported by IT ministry GOA and NASSCOM for emerging entrepreneurs conducted by Mr. Ishwar Jha, kickstarted on Friday 16 Feb 2018.
Photo: The association brings together more than 40 entrepreneurs from various sectors and in all stages.
During the workshop, Mr. Jha shared the secrets of building IPO ready company. The content shared during the workshop was extremely relevant, battle-tested and real stuff – so that one doesn’t need to go through the growing pain that many others are struggling with.
Photo: Entrepreneurs engaged in activities – Drafting their plans to fuel their ideas.
More than 80 entrepreneurs of Saturday Club, Thane Chapter joined on 16th August 2017 to understand the journey to build their business from Idea to IPO. Live business case study of one of the startups was taken as a case example to understand the Business Model Canvas and the winner was presented with free “Zero to One Crore” workbook. The business owners were able to examine the challenges faced in shaping their business and also explore ways of defining new market opportunities.
Photo: The startup journey approach being shared by Mr. Ishwar Jha
Photo: Attendees participating in workshop activity “Self Agreement”
Photo: Participants having discussion on their business idea
Photo: Winner of Business Idea
Around 50+ attendees gathered for our “Zero to One Crore” workshop held at NMIMS, Mumbai on 31st July 2017 to understand the journey of a startup organization and using live case studies to solve the Lean Canvas. The teams were excited to present their ideas to the panel of judges examining the problem, likely solution and working on the financial projections to get a better understanding of the conceptual knowledge shared with them during the session.
Photo: Mr. IShwar Jha having on-to-one interaction with the participants
Photo: Participants presenting the The Lean Canvas
Photo: Mr. Ishwar Jha presenting the certificates and cash prize to the winners
Photo: Group photo with the participants
On 20th June 2017, IES Management College & Research Centre, Mumbai invited us to conduct our “Zero to One Crore” workshop as a part of their Orientation program with 70+ participants. The audience consisted of both freshers and students with work experience. Out activity driven workshop enabled them to interact with each and break the ice thereby making them to think of pursuing entrepreneurship a career option. This college also runs a separate program with Entrepreneurship as a specialization.
Photo: Mr. Ishwar Jha addressing the participants with his motivational talk
Photo: Students listing down their priorities during one of the workshop activities
Photo: Students sharing their business ideas with the audience
Photo: Winner of Cash Prize for “Business Idea” activity
It gave us immense pleasure to conduct “Launch Your Career” workshop for BMS, B.Com and B.Sc. students of Sathaye College on 5th June 2017. Addressing 250+ students in back-to-back session of 2 batches gave us an opportunity to help these students identify the right career opportunities and make them focus on their life and career goals at the very start of their academic year.
Photo: Mr. Ishwar Jha opening the session with an inspirational talk
Photo: Meditation session conducted during the workshop
Photo: “Grass Met God” activity conducted by Mr. Ishwar Jha during the workshop
Photo: Feedback being shared by a student at the end of the workshop
Conducting “Zero to One Crore” workshop at 91Springboard, Mumbai led us to interact with startups from varied verticals of business looking to build, launch and expand their startup venture to turn their ideas into reality. There were also some budding entrepreneurs from top b-schools attending this workshop to learn our 6-step process to launch and run a startup successfully.
Photo: Participants involved during the session
Photo: Ishwar Jha having one-to-one interaction with the participants
Photo: Conducting “Top 25 Must Haves for their business” (Activity) with the participants
We conducted our “Zero to One Crore” workshop for 125+ students during VCET E-cell Event. It was great to see the student’s deep involvement in learning and applying conceptual knowledge during the workshop with live case studies given to them on the spot. We were very glad to see the students participate, discuss and come up with solutions to the case problems with the help of Lean Canvas Model.
Photo: Ishwar Jha conducting the Opening Session and setting the stage
Photo: Meditation Activity being conducted by Ishwar Jha
Photo: Students involved in discussion of Lean Canvas
Photo: Students presenting Lean Canvas to the Judges
Photo: Group photo with the students
It was a different experience addressing the students of Sardar Patel Technology Business Incubator. It helped the students get an understanding of business focus, how to develop their dream company and finally scaling for growth.
Photo: Meditation session being conducted before the start of the workshop to get the focus right
Photo: Ishwar Jha having one-on-one interaction with students
Group Photo of Ishwar Jha with the students at SP-TBI
It was a pleasure to conduct yet another session of our Zero to One Crore Workshop at The Product Conclave, NASSCOM 10000 Startup, Pune. Had a very humble experience to address 70+ entrepreneurs looking to either launch their start-up or expand their existing business.
Group Photo of Ishwar Jha with participants at Product Conclave, NASSCOM Pune.