Haven’t made your 2021 goals yet? Slow getting started? Could be you’re quickly losing energy for pursuing your goals? Perhaps you’ve already forgotten your goals? Or, do you simply want a more organized and visual approach to success? I’m excited to share with you a quick guide — A Step-by-step Guide to Creating a Universal Story Planner for Writers, Creatives, and Anyone with a Goal. This is a 7-step guide I believe will help no matter what you’re experiencing around your goals for the year. This video / blog program also includes a book giveaway. More on that later.
As I began creating a Universal Story Planner for my 2021 goal of rewriting The Avenue, a novel I put on hold when I received the contract to write Boundless Creativity: A Spiritual Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubts, Emotional Traps, and Other Creative Blocks, I had the idea to share the steps with you. To that end, I’m filming short descriptions for each step. I invite you to follow along. I also encourage you to share your Universal Story Planner as you run through the steps yourself (Each time you do, you’ll be entered in a book giveaway).
Benefits of Creating a Universal Story Planner
- Thinking ahead about the steps you plan to take and plotting them on the Universal Story Planner, you end up with a guide
- Gives you the big picture of where you’re headed for the next several months
- Keeps you organize
- The more organized you are, the more focused and clearheaded you’ll be when writing and creating
- Serves as a visual reminder of what you have planned for yourself over the next few months
- Keeps you focused
- As you successfully complete each step toward your goal, the US Planner fires your confidence to keep going
- You can see how far you’ve come
- Motivates you to keep at it to the successful completion of your external goal
- Tracks how you’re feeling about what you’re doing — how you encourage yourself to keep going. When you drag yourself down
How to Prepare
Look for the Step One video and blog post next week. In the meantime, prepare by assembling what you’ll need to begin.Pull together the following supplies to create your Universal Story Planner. Though you may choose to create yours on your computer, I suggest using banner paper to affix to the wall. Doing so allows you to stand up and access different regions of your brain than when you’re sitting still in front of your computer.
- banner paper
- measuring tape
- painters tape
- post-it notes
Impatient to Begin?
If you’d like to get started now, turn to Phase Two on page 61 of
Boundless Creativity: A Spiritual Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubts, Emotional Traps, and Other Creative Blocks.