Here are My 10 Steps to Succeed on Any Project. Failure costs Time not Money.

Afternoon Folks!!

You have heard the expression 'Dress for Success'. But you also have to 'Think for Success' and plan to have a success.

Here is what I mean and here are the bullet points to get you there.

1. Make a decision and do it with a sense of urgency

2. Set a goal

3. Develop a plan to get to the goal.

4. Define amount of TIME not a defined amount of MONEY to get to the goal.

5. Prioritize, Prioritize, Prioritize

6. Don't waste time or get bogged down with bullshit.

7. Evaluate, re-evaluate, evaluate again and again and at every new point of progress.

8. Relax, take your time

9. Go like hell like there is no tomorrow

10. Know the difference

#4 is where I believe so many go wrong.

Folks want to learn by example. There is an example right in front of you. The one I use ALL the time. The one I used on Monday.

Howard and I decided to do a show before ICANN Meeting. That was the decision.

We then set a goal and what we want and need to achieve.

We set a TIME line.

Then doing it RIGHT trumps how much this or that costs. So when you restrain yourself with an artificial budget that somebody, committee, or boardroom made up, it just strangles all the right decisions right out of the equation and as a result, STUPID decisions are made. And as bad, TIMELY decisions are never made. Paralysis sets in and failure is not far behind.

Then prioritize what needs to be done and set deadlines for having them done. Don't wait for the deadline to complete. Complete everything early. There will always be a fire to put out and you'll need that time.

You can apply this formula to anything and everything. It works. It works every time unless someone varies from the SIMPLE guidelines.

It's also important when you see that the time is not working well, not to be afraid to abandon. If you fail and you fail the RIGHT WAY, it costs little or nothing. When you fail the other way and often it is also VERY expensive.

So that's the road and formula I use. Hope that helps you!

Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz

6 thoughts on “Here are My 10 Steps to Succeed on Any Project. Failure costs Time not Money.

  1. Altaf

    Great post!
    TIME : Time & tide waits for none!
    Or Money is lost, nothing is lost,
    Time is lost, every opportunity is lost.
    Internet was not there while we were young.
    That time & opportunity is by gone.
    So young folks! Learn from Rick’s invaluable posts,
    take note,apply & test. Don’t waste time.
    Have a great day!


    Great post Rick…Thanks.
    I’d like to add a few of my own which I try to follow in every project.
    ~ Read Everything You Can Find
    ~ Write it Down
    ~ Organize
    ~ Take Action
    Enjoy each day,
    …Bob at

  3. chris

    Great post,
    totally agree with the time is your best asset.
    Im sure you have had domains since you started and only now you are seeing them grow and become profitable.
    domains are an investment so i treat them as such…sure cull a few that in hindsight you maybe had too much coffee, but with any investment it just doesnt happen overnight.
    gotta say im starting to naturally refine my methods as i grow and your advice and tips are welcome.
    thanks again


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