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Episode 156: From Inspiration to Action in 5 Simple Steps

Today I’m sharing the five-step process I use to take action on my inspiration so the next time an idea hits, you can use or modify these steps to support you in bringing it to life.

156: From Inspiration to Action in 5 Simple Steps

It's an exciting feeling when inspiration strikes. Your energy surges, and you're motivated to bring this to life. But once you get closer to implementation, losing that energy and interest is common. The shiny new idea starts to lose luster. It's the point where many people give up on their inspired idea.

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Show Notes

It’s an exciting feeling when inspiration strikes. Your energy surges, and you’re motivated to bring this to life. But once you get closer to implementation, losing that energy and interest is common. The shiny new idea starts to lose luster.

It’s the point where many people give up on their inspired idea. It’s an experience I've had myself and something I’ve seen countless times with clients. Some of those projects simply weren’t a good fit, but others could have been aligned opportunities if followed through to the end.

That’s why it’s so valuable to have a process to support you.

There’s nothing like seeing your ideas become a reality and knowing it’s all because you took action when inspiration hit. Today I’m sharing the five-step process I use to take action on my inspiration in the hope you can use or modify it, so the next time inspiration visits you, you’re ready to take action. Enjoy the episode!

Topics covered

  • The perfect time to review your business goals
  • Resources to help you conduct your review and plan for the future
  • Exciting news about the Certified Clarity Coach training program
  • My five-step process for taking action when inspiration hits
  • Taking your ideas from your head into reality
  • Creating a timeline and milestones
  • Declaring your action and build-in accountability
  • Sharing breadcrumbs of your idea with your audience
  • Avoiding common pitfalls in the implementation phase

Resources mentioned

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Well hello, my friend. Welcome to the Coach with Clarity podcast. I'm your host, Lee Chaix McDonough and I want to thank you for joining me for this week's episode. I am recording this episode on Sunday March 19th, which feels like an ideal time to record this because tomorrow is the Vernal equinox. We have two equinoxes, I think that's the plural of Equinox: equinoxes. Anyway, we have two of them every year, one in March and one in September, and the one in March is the Vernal equinox. An equinox is when there's roughly the same amount of daytime and nighttime in a given day for both the northern and southern hemispheres. And the reason I am particularly drawn to the Vernal equinox is because that also marks the start of Aries season or when we start the astrological calendar over. So we are transitioning out of Pisces season into Aries season. We are starting over, starting fresh and I like to think of this as my second New Year celebration, because we are celebrating the new astrological year. And even if you are not someone who pays a lot of attention to astrology or gives it much credit, I still think that there is something special about using an equinox and specifically the Vernal equinox as a moment to reset. I will be spending tomorrow reviewing my goals for 2023, looking at my calendar and just making sure things are on track. Now you do not have to wait for an equinox to do this. And in fact, when you're listening to this podcast, the equinox has already passed. But that's why I believe any day can be the perfect day to review your monthly or quarterly or annual plan. Or if you don't have one yet, you can go ahead and create one now. There's never a wrong time to start. And to that end, I actually have some podcast episodes you might want to check out if you're looking for some support and guidance around reviewing your progress and creating a plan. I had a lot of fun creating episodes 90 and 91. 90, I called Planning to Plan which was a bit of a tongue in cheek reference to an Easter egg inside one of my favorite movies of all time, Office Space. But the idea of planning to plan essentially means you are taking stock and reviewing all of your activities to date, just to kind of see where you are now, before you actually create a plan to guide you moving forward. So episode 90 takes a look at my year end review process. And then episode 91 is all about how to plan for and create your best year yet. So those two episodes work beautifully together to help you conduct a review and then anchor yourself in the present moment so that you can plan for the next 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, perhaps even beyond. So definitely check those episodes out if you would like a little refresher on how to do a review or how to create a plan that works for you. And again, any day can be the right day to do that kind of work. 

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