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Reply #15 on: October 11, 2011, 01:02:37 AM
*Update*
Just got back from Dentist. Had a big molar removed, Xrays & clean up. Hardly felt the injections. A bit of root broke off but, apparently should be ok. Good experience for me given I have bad Claustrophobia at Dentist when they use them clamps on 'ya tooth when filling  :sweat:
Anyway, sorry to veer off the thread. Back to the subject in hand of setting goals. My goal today is to finish off watching the Landscape video then book onto the 'Rose' project by tonight.  :painting:
Thanks for listening!  ;)
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Reply #16 on: October 11, 2011, 02:00:32 AM
an important part of settings goals is to set up the goal post, ie., where you want to be at the end of x period.

Then you break down the goal into the steps you need to take to get there. Some of those steps must be done in a certain order, others you can do at any time.

Take the ones you must do in order and start the first one to get that ball rolling so long otherwise you will never get there.

Then take the ones you can do at any time and order them from easiest to most difficult. Do the easiest one first. Then the second easiest and so on. That way these small successes built up your confidence for the bigger, more challenging ones. The sooner you zoom through the easy ones, the sooner you will not only get to, but be ready for the bigger ones.

The most important step though in reaching a goal, and the one where most people fail, is to stop planning / talking and start taking actual steps to reach that goal.

I see to many times where people say, i need to learn how to do x and y and z before I can reach my goal and then they set out to learn x and y and z before they start. What happens - by the time they know x, y and z, they have lost interest.

Rather see which one is the easiest to learn. Say it's x. Then start doing x and learn as you go. By the time you know x, you will be finished with it too. By then you will be all charged up and on a high, ready to tackle and learn y, and so on.

That way before you know it, you have reached that goal.

Here is a practical example - I wanted to start giving online classes. I had no clue how so I climbed onto the computer and setup the Paint Basket TV page with placeholders for the video and chatbox, etc. I then scrambled around trying to figure out how to get video onto a website. I saw that was going to take a lot of learning so I looked to see if there wasn't another way. I found Ustream and plugged it into the video placeholder. Then I did the same with the chatbox, etc.

In the meantime, we were able to start the newsletters as I already knew how to plug ready filmed videos into the placeholder.

It took a few weeks more of learning and plugging those new things into their places and I was half ready to go, so I announced the free course. That gave me a week or so to test as best I could.

Those that followed the course live had to put up with all sorts of problems, some I am still ironing out as I go along, but the bottom line is because I took action and started doing as I learnt, we now have Paint Basket TV which is one of the most popular things we have ever created and I already have 16 hours worth of online teaching experience under my belt and have earned some money along the way.

The next round of live classes is going to be even better because now I have learnt how to do the live streaming myself, and have earned enough money to buy the expensive equipment and software needed to do it.

By the time I have learnt everything I need to know, the classes will be very popular and well established O0


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Reply #17 on: October 11, 2011, 02:17:00 AM
Wow! Nolan, I thought you had some professional web wiz biz orchestrating all this Paint Basket internet stuff. i didn't realise you actually set forth and have learned how to create and present and hone this set-up! Well, I congratulate you on your steadfast determination in bringing all this together.  :clap:
 
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Reply #18 on: October 11, 2011, 05:18:45 AM
 :clap:  :clap: Positively Brilliant!  :smart:   :clap:  :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #19 on: October 11, 2011, 05:35:37 AM
I am truly impressed Nolan. Great job. And the say that all this techi stuff is only for the young. Look at you, well, not to say that you are old but.... I mean you are not a young .... that is you are... what I really mean is.... (boy wish I was younger so I could delete this message.)  :sweat:
If not now, when? If not me, who?


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Reply #20 on: October 11, 2011, 08:16:22 AM
 :2funny:  :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #21 on: October 11, 2011, 08:23:21 AM
I am truly impressed Nolan. Great job. And the say that all this techi stuff is only for the young. Look at you, well, not to say that you are old but.... I mean you are not a young .... that is you are... what I really mean is.... (boy wish I was younger so I could delete this message.)  :sweat:

Claude, looks like you are digging that hole deeper and deeper and heading for Nolans.... :knuppel2: :fight:
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Reply #22 on: October 11, 2011, 10:45:53 AM
 :2funny:

it's terrible that we have to get old eh  :crazy2:

I am actually an electronic engineer so have always been the webmaster at Paint Basket. In South Africa I had quite a big web design business. Here is my New Zealand web design business' web site (though I haven't been doing much on that front lately):



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Reply #23 on: October 11, 2011, 12:11:12 PM
Setting goals should keep us looking and moving ahead or forward.  Yet what we do has to be in steps and attainable.  Maintaining interest is going to be the deciding factor for me as to how far I want to go with my art because of my other hobbies.  And time and finances also come into the picture.  My husband thinks I don't need any more art supplies than what I already have!

Nolan, you are so gifted, a technological whiz!  Compared to you and the others I'm still back in cave man days trying to figure out stuff!


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Reply #24 on: October 11, 2011, 01:46:16 PM
not a whizz at all, I just keep learning and trying to push my boundaries O0


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Reply #25 on: October 11, 2011, 02:06:22 PM
 O0 Flippin' Good website! I could have used you a few years ago when I had my company.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #26 on: October 11, 2011, 02:19:53 PM
thanks Val  :blush: :flowers:


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Reply #27 on: October 11, 2011, 04:34:07 PM
  O0  :clap:   Nolan, the sight is terrific! I'm sure we will all appreciate the improvements you have in-store.
Christina


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Reply #28 on: October 11, 2011, 05:31:48 PM
Huh! Who knew... here I was thinking I was the only geek on PaintBasket. Turns out Nolan is a master geek.  :not_worthy:
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Reply #29 on: October 12, 2011, 03:09:56 AM
dunno about master geek, but geek yes  :squareeyes:

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