I used to teach startup (or any team who build new software) to visualize their closest big goal. Then, lay out their plans to reach that goal. It can be drilled down to what should they're doing now.
Now, I'll use it for my personal life. Keep in mind that this closest big goal is very updateable. Readjusting a goal is very normal, not having it isn't.
What is it? Where did it came from? Closest Big Goal is a self-explanatory term. It's any goal that aligned with your life theme. My life theme is to uplift humanity happiness level.
So, this is my Closest Big Goal: at the end of 2016, I'll be a CEO of my own running software company. It is a software company which creates a product that improve human happiness. I can't explain it more here, other than the codename is 'Terong'. I have validate the need on small base of users, but in case turned out, wider users don't like 'Terong', I've several other ideas—that also improve human happiness.
Before October 2016, I've got international-level pre-seed funding to this startup. In order to get that, cool traction is mandatory.
In order to get cool traction, in April 2016, me and my team should be done developing my MVP. So I need to be
done with my back-end and the web-based front-end in the middle of March 2016.
done with the mobile front-end in the middle of April 2016.
...and then start to promote and grow the traction like crazy. I need innovators & early-adopters. So I need to be...
done setting-up 'A' (my early-adopter source) in February 2016.
done setting-up 'B' (my another early-adopter source) in January 2016---this one is quite a long-houl journey compared to 'B', but less maintenance cost, so I need to start it first.
To Be Done:
Ping @RizkySyaiful, if you think you can help me getting closer to my goal.
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Last update, December 2015
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