“Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” — John Lennon
I’m an INTJ with a capital “J”. I mean like a RIDICULOUSLY high “J”.
I am so well-planned and organized that even my “fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants plans” are scheduled.
I have spreadsheet for Thanksgiving dinner — what I need to buy, what goes in the oven when, my recipes are indexed & labeled — all done in July.
So when a dear friend asked me, “30 Days to Launch? What’s your plan?”, my immediate response was self-shocking.
“There is no plan. Sometimes you just have to follow your heart.”
Perhaps in the past I was too well-planned.
Dreams turned into an elaborate, well-crafted plan of attack, which exposed risks and challenges. Those realizations led to fear, doubt, and a million reasons why the dream seemed unattainable. And finally, there was convincing narrative of why I shouldn’t even start.
I have a hard drive full of dreams I never chased. I have a hard drive full of plans — business, content, lead generation — a whole lot of unpursued plans.
This time though, there is no plan. I have been making plans for 38 years.