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By Sylvia Henderson

There is an adage that tackling a big challenge is like eating an elephant…you do it one bite at a time. While I cannot fathom eating an elephant, I’ve had to tackle big challenges more times than I can count. Your big idea might seem like eating that elephant…a lot to tackle all at once. Try tackling your big idea as a series of smaller ideas.  Each small idea, once complete, adds up to the big idea over time.

Take that book you’ve wanted to write. After years of “wanting”, your hands are still empty. So chop that 250-page book idea down to (20) 12-page chapters or (12) 20-page chapters, plus front matter (foreword, table of contents, acknowledgements, and preface) and back matter (bibliography, sources, index, appendix, bio, contact info). Set a goal for yourself to write a chapter every 2 weeks. In six months you have your book! That elephant…err…book will be one great meal that fills you to satisfaction, with pride.

Sylvia Henderson, Idea Implementation Strategist and Founder of the Idea Success Network, is a Premier Success Coach and works with individuals and groups to help move ideas from possibilities to profitability. Get your bi-monthly tips & strategies for implementing your ideas by subscribing to Idea Success Notes at www.IdeaSuccessNetwork.com . Secure 24:7 access to a collaborative community, Sylvia’s learning center, and resources and connections that save you time and money as you implement your ideas by joining the IdeaSuccessCommunity.com.  Email: Sylvia@SpringboardTraining.com. Phone: 301-260-1538.


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