N = NEXT STEPS
A short video talking you through some of the next steps you might like to take
Time to get something written down, or typed up! What is the first thing you need to do to get started on your project/goal? This could be as straightforward as setting some time aside, or even finishing off something else so you have the time. If you are finding it tricky to work out your next steps, go through the rest of the questions in this section.
It might be that you need to tell someone what you are going to do, or perhaps you need to seek permission from your manager to spend time on your project. Or perhaps your project/goal involves others and you need them to be on board with it. Or you might want to develop your project a bit further and gather ideas from someone who has done something similiar.
This could be things that you need to buy, such as equipment or it could be that you need some investment in what your project is. And to get it off the ground, you might need to provide yourself and others with evidence that it's going to work, so there might be a bit of research that you need to do.
We all need a helping hand from time to time. So who would be a great cheerleader for you with your project? Or you might just want your partner/family to know about it so that they can support you through the ups and downs.
You might not know the answer to this one straight away so the first step would be to set aside some time to think about your project, break it down into small chunks, and then allocate time to each chunk. A little bit of advice here, always allow yourself a bit of a contingency when it comes to time; quite a lot of stuff takes longer that we think, especially if we haven't done it before. And the best bit about this, if it doesn't take as long as you planned, then you get that time back to do something else!