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LYL #002 – The 4 Ds of Doing: How to go From I Wish to I Did

In this episode of The Live Your List Show, your hosts Jerrod and Ryan talk about getting things done, and getting those things done the first time. The hosts share their thoughts on the 4 Ds of Doing, the ABCDE of Problem Solving, and how to get from I wish to I did. 

The Live Your List Show with Jerrod Murr and Ryan Eller

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The 4 Ds of Doing

1. Desire. These are things that you want to accomplish, things you really want to do. Have as many of these as you want, and don’t feel guilty if you haven’t worked toward any of these items.

2. Decision. This is where you go from “I want to do this to I will do this.” You have to decide and take possession and empower yourself for decision making.

3. Direction. How are you going to accomplish this? What is the path you are going to choose to accomplish this decision? Create SMART Goals:

Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Relevent
Timed

4. Dedication. Dedicate yourself to the direction you have chosen, but show wisdom in your follow-through. 

ABCDE of Decision Making/Problem Solving

A. Ask questions to understand the problem.
B. Brainstorm ideas.
C. Choose and idea.
D. Do it.
E. Evaluate.

*Source – The Hundredth Monkey by Nate Folan and Friends

This Episode’s Nick Collison Picks of the Day

1. The Storyline Productivity Schedule by Donald Miller – Bestselling author Donald Miller went through a three-year slump in which he couldn’t create anything new. Instead of managing his time, he began to manage his mental energy throughout the day. The result? He wrote his next book in only 4 months, created a new division of his company and wrote a brand new business curriculum. After creating the Storyline Productivity Schedule, Donald Miller was more productive than ever.

2. Fiverr.com Fiverr is an online resource for entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and more. You can get a wide array of services, each costing only $5. Some example services: 

Graphic Design
Online Marketing
Writing & Translation
Audio & Music
Video & Animation

This Episode’s Fired Up Quotes

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Question: What is your dream or goal and what “D” are you currently on? How can we help you achieve your goal? Please leave a comment below. 

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