Chapter Nine



Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

—Michael Jordan

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.

—Wayne Dyer

If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don’t do it, and it won’t happen.

—Desiderius Erasmus

Have a bias toward action—let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.

—Indira Gandhi

You know better than anyone what it feels like to bring something to life; to make it happen. It’s an amazing feeling, isn’t it? It gives you confidence that you could do it again.

But if you are like I was before I developed this system with my colleagues, you also know what it’s like to just about faint with joy whenever what you were planning actually did happen! Maybe some of your past achievements have been nearly miraculous in their results. Maybe your experience with planning and execution is less than stellar.

Maybe you know deep down that, honestly, your planning and execution have typically been a “hold on and hang on for the ride” experience. And maybe you also know deep down that you’ll never advance or achieve your dreams with confidence if you don’t do something different . . . and fast!

I offer you a simple way—a wonderfully easy way—to plan to make it happen.

Let’s see how it works.

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