About the Book
Think It, Plan It, Do It Now! What Stops You Going From Ordinary To Extraordinary
We all have dreams and aspirations. THINK IT, PLAN IT, DO IT NOW! is all about taking us on a journey of learning. By applying some key principles, we can strive to achieve the goals that we set for ourselves, and ultimately answer the question: “How can I turn my ideas into plans, and then take action to achieve them?”
THINK IT, PLAN IT, DO IT NOW! will teach you:
- Why it’s a must to have a commitment statement before you commence with anything.
- Why setting SMART goals on their own is not enough.
- The important steps needed in order to plan your work and work your plan.
- Why getting things done can be better than perfect.
- Why it’s better to do it now than regret it later.
Anthony Francis has been a successful project professional for over 20 years. He has managed multi-million-pound partnerships and projects both in the UK and abroad. He is a certified transformational coach, and through his Business Coaching programmes works with individuals, business owners, and entrepreneurs who continually strive for success and want to take action to make that happen.
“Working with Anthony has been brilliant. What I find most beneficial to my needs as an entrepreneur is his focus on breaking down the overall goal into manageable and actionable steps. It’s easy to experience overwhelm when a project may have so many individual aspects and Anthony’s steadfast focus on planning and implementation is invaluable.
”Michael Roberts – The Vegan Body Coach“
Anthony’s Project Management skills and experience were one of the key factors which led to Diabetes UK becoming the sole occupant of the six-storey building, which will serve as the charity’s new headquarters for the next 10 years.”
Nick Ivey – Real Estate Partner, Bates Wells Braithwaite
About the Author
I’m a retired Project Management Professional with over 20 years of experience working in the corporate and public sectors, successfully running, and implementing large multi-million-pound projects and services. Some of these include as Project Director on the British Airways $250m Global IP Solution. Head of Global Service Operations Management for Orange Business Services, and Programme Manager for the £18M Diabetes UK & Tesco Charity Partnership to name but a few.
I now spend my time Project Management Coaching and Mentoring Project Managers and small businesses (SMEs).
I’m married with two adult children, enjoy reading, travel, and sports but most importantly enjoying life.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book, Think It, Plan It, Do It Now! What Stops You Going From Ordinary To Extraordinary, What is it about?
Most self-help books are actually shelf helps books, because that’s where they stay.
This book is about helping people with that age-old question of ‘How do I finish what I start? It’s about saying I’m finally going to take this idea and actually do something to follow through and get it done. It’s not just a goal-setting book, it’s more than that, it’s a book that will both challenge you, and give you the tactical action steps that you can use along the way. It will guide you to useful resources that can help you take action.
The book is broken down into 10 easy-to-follow chapters starting with defining your commitment statement to make sure you are really clear on why you want to take action? It also deals with how to avoid distractions and procrastination, as well as focusing on areas such as your strengths and how to take action.
The title of the book gives you a clue to what it’s about, Think It Plan It Do It Now!. So as a result it’s a short fast-paced read to make you take that thought or idea and finally follow through with it now, not later.
If you’re looking for a book that will help you take action, then Think It Plan It Do It Now! is it.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, Think It, Plan It, Do It Now! What Stops You Going From Ordinary To Extraordinary, is it directed at any particular market?
The book is directed at individuals who have an idea that they would like to start but don’t know-how. It’s for individuals thinking about starting up their own business but getting cold feet. It’s for those who are easily distracted and want something to give them a clear focus. It’s for those with dreams and aspirations who want to make them happen. It’s for those who are ready to take action and finally finish what they start.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
My favourite books are Who moved my cheese by Spencer Johnson. It just cuts to the core of why change is so important, but in such a clever way.
Next is Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill. This is the classic all-time self-help book for any time in your life, it’s filled with wisdom and insight.
Then there is, Not a penny more, not a penny less by Jeffery Archer. A classic case of cleverly getting back what belongs to you.
Finally, Kane & Able again by Jeffery Archer. Simply the best book about power, ambition and family
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
For me it would be to do your research, get a mastermind group or an accountability coach, so you will be encouraged to follow through, and create a workable timeline and plan that you know you can stick to.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
I’m a Project Manager Leadership Coach, and details on me can be found at: www.thinkitplanitdoitnow.com