Just Do It - Post #1

11/11/2008

Nike What if Nike was right? 

In this overwhelming world what One - 1 - I - thing would you "just do it?"

This is an experiment in synergy. Would love to hear your answer. It can be business or personal. You decide.

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If I could "just do it", I would Get Healthy. Many times, I find myself held back by fear and the tyranny of past failures.

Posted by: Michael E. Rubin, Blog Council on Nov 11, 2008 10:08:44 AM

Thanks @Michael. Excellent points of why it's often difficult to just do it.

Posted by: Toby on Nov 11, 2008 10:18:06 AM

I would just start the projects that I have dreamed up rather then just dreaming up more projects - oh and I would just write that book

Jacqueline

Posted by: jacqueline on Nov 11, 2008 11:39:32 AM

I'd stop talking about how I'm going to do strength training and just do it.

I am in the process of just doing it in starting my new business, Pawfun.com. It took me years to get to the point of just doing this, and I am so joyful about it i can hardly describe the feeling.

However, like most things worth doing, just doing it is not a one-step thing IMO.

Posted by: BL Ochman on Nov 11, 2008 12:52:03 PM

I would just...move.

(but...do I just move closer to DC? Try South Carolina? Follow friends to San Diego?...it's the extra questions ans planning that kills this idea!)

Posted by: Emma on Nov 11, 2008 3:07:00 PM

I think Michael and Jacqueline summed it up for me... MAKING the time to follow-through I think is important.

Posted by: Leigh Duncan-Durst on Nov 11, 2008 8:33:09 PM

Hi Toby,
As I mentioned in my Tweet, I decided to pose this question to my executive women's networking group (The Goddess Group). Here are the answers I got:

- jump out of a plane
- connect with people authentically
- need to "do it" more often
- adventure travel
- like to "just do it" but, as a woman I often feel too vulnerable either physically or emotionally.

And lastly, my own answer... it's my mantra!

Jennifer

Posted by: Jennifer Bonnett on Nov 11, 2008 8:51:00 PM

Yay! waking up in the morning. For a writer, what can I say, that's an accomplishment.

And writing a bit each day. That's how I'll just do it.

Posted by: AG on Nov 11, 2008 9:06:36 PM

@Jacqueline - sometimes those new ideas are a procrastination for me. can't wait to read your book!
@BL - congrats! on your new venture.
@Emma - so many opportunities!
@Leigh - yes! one of my challenges also
@Jennifer - thanks for including your Goddess Group .. love when online goes offline comes back online!
@AG - little steps lead to giant accomplishments!

Posted by: Toby on Nov 12, 2008 12:26:35 AM

If I could just do it, I'd build a big enough company that I could vacation whenever I wanted and not be there all the time.

Posted by: Geoff Livingston on Nov 12, 2008 12:33:45 AM

I would just finish the "About" page on my new blog venture still under construction!! I'd also do my BlogWorld follow-up plans...

Posted by: Rebeca Trautner on Nov 12, 2008 10:52:31 AM

@Rebeca - it's the seemingly little things that frequently trip me up also

Posted by: Toby on Nov 12, 2008 11:30:06 AM

Hmmmm,good question. I would take my Mom's very good advice and put my butt in a chair to start writing my first novel--or a blog.
Cheers,
Kate

Posted by: Kate Spencer on Nov 12, 2008 5:05:43 PM

More than 25 years ago (before Nike's famous 'just do it' I worked for a company who handed out the prehistoric version of a blackberry to convention goers. The motto 'Make it Happen." I've lived that motto all my life. So today I say if I had to 'Make it Happen' it will be optimum health.

Great post (as always :-)

Posted by: Susan Cartier Liebel on Nov 12, 2008 8:54:46 PM

I would take 18 months, a digital camera, a small suitcase, and my laptop and study how culture influences fashion strictly by observation. I would take in the local foods and shop at tables along dirt roads, all the while capturing my experience on film. When I returned home I would create my first coffee table book titled "No Fear, Just DIVA - International Edition" and buy a loft with hard wood floors and large windows with a view of the mountains in any city that doesnt get snow

Posted by: Mei-Li Thomas on Nov 13, 2008 1:31:38 AM

i'd pack up my computer, kids & house & head for the villa in Tuscany, Italy with my name on it!:-)

Luckie

Posted by: Luckie Daniels on Nov 15, 2008 5:16:57 PM

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