Business Tips for Real Life… Really! (Episode 4 – Rolling Wave Planning)

Whether we like to admit it or not, business tips can be applied to “real life.” We can incorporate information that helps us do our day to day job better. In turn, those tips often hold great advantages when applied to our non-job life.

Today, I’m going to write about Rolling Wave Planning.Just get going!

This is a term used in project management. It is a form of Progressive Elaboration. I wrote about Progressive Elaboration in an earlier post. (You can read it here for reference.)

Rolling Wave Planning is just a plan of attack on a larger task where you work on the information you have now. As you receive more information, you can continue to do more work on the task.

For example, say you have a task of organizing a conference. You know you do not have all the information to fully plan the conference now.

So should you wait? Heck no!

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Wait… Where Am I? O’ Yeah… the PRESENT!

Where Am I?Do you have something wearing on your mind?

Are you experiencing anxiety about a situation in your life?

Are you feeling worry?

Well where are you? Now that might sound like a weird question. You might say, “I’m in my front room.”

Ok… how about this question then: Where is your mind? Now you might say, “Umm… in my head silly!”

But when you feel anxiety about something or worry – your mind is… in the FUTURE.

Say what????

Chances are you are feeling anxiety or worry over some circumstance that has not happened yet. Something has occurred and now you are forecasting scenarios. This is causing those icky emotions.

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I Can Cha-Cha Like Nobody’s Business!

I saw a great quote recently: An optimist is someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.

Have you ever felt like you (temporarily) lost your mojo…. Then found it, only to feel derailed again?I Can Cha Cha Like Nobody's Business!

This has been my life recently.

I have previously written about finding your mojo again. (Check out my post on Drinking My Own Champagne for tips.) But this back and forth kind of threw me. I mean, I write about this stuff. I know this motivational, transformational, living your purpose stuff! What the heck??!!

But as I continue to let this journey unfold – yes, unfold, I am coming to some realizations.

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Which Season Are You In?

What Season Are You In?What do you think of when you hear the word season?

Usually it is Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Or it may be coloring for makeup and clothing. I’m a Winter. It may also be which sports are playing at whichever month of the year it happens to be. Or it may be a current lineup of plays for a theatre.

In this post I will be talking about another aspect of season. I have been hearing this perspective over and over lately – so I figured I really should pay attention! There’s a reason I am seeing it again and again.

Last week I wrote about how there is a Universal law where things ebb and flow. We all have high times and lower times, times of triumph and times of struggle. Let’s add to that idea with seasons.

Seasons mark a phase. It can be a division, a lump of time. It relates to a span of something.

Have you heard the phrase: Season of life?

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