Build a Better Brand Platform:30 Day Challenge (Day 2)

2 Sep

This is the second day of a 30 Day Challenge to build a better platform. If you have done my first challenge then you are well prepared for today’s challenge. If you haven’t done it yet then it isn’t too late. Go back now and finish the first step.  Okay, get on it then.

The rest of us are going on to Day 2.

We are not going to divert too far from Robert Brewer’s second day challenge. Today’s platform building task is to set goals. I want you to think about your goals both short-term and long-term plans. We are going to make three lists; the first list is things we need to accomplish this month, the second is goals you have expectations of finishing within 12 months, and the last is your “bucket list” or goals you would like to accomplish before you die. These are your goals so really think about them. It is important to set a purpose before you can set about accomplishing the purpose.

 

EXAMPLES FROM MY GOAL LISTS:

Very Short-Term (One Month)

Finish Very Novel’s 30 Day Brand Platform Building Challenge

Prepare and Write my Music Spotlight for Moore Monthly

Prepare and Write my Movie Review for Moore Monthly

Have my Novel Planned and Plot Outlined for Start Writing in November

Attend at least one Writer’s Group Meeting

Short-Term (One Year)

Move Hosting for Blog to Registered Personal Domain

Monetize Blog

Novel Writing Finished and Begin Publishing / Marketing

Be Active Member of Writing Group

Outline Second Novel to Start Process Over

Long-Term (Before I Die)

Be Successful Writer with Many Books Written

Successful Well-Followed Blog (that Makes Money as well)

Be Considered an Authority on Writing

Debt-free and Financially Independent

Be Able to Travel and Adventure with My Kids

See My Top 10 Favorite Musicians in Concert

Work on a Movie Script

Work with David Lynch and/ Or David Fincher

Make a Science Fiction Movie with Duncan Jones

Write a  Dr. Who Episode

Work on a Comic / Graphic Novel

See a Movie with Roger Ebert and Discuss It After

Have Tea with Neil Gaiman and a Beer with Stephen King

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay, so I got carried away with the last list (you should see the full list)!

What does all of this have to do with building a better platform?

Everything. Before you can broadcast who you are and what you are here to do, you must know it yourself. You must see your destination before you can plan the route there.

It’s another easy challenge,right?

Leave Comments. Ask Questions. Make Commitments.

 

 

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17 Responses to “Build a Better Brand Platform:30 Day Challenge (Day 2)”

  1. Pat September 2, 2012 at 11:51 AM #

    Tea with Neil Gaiman and a beer with Stephen King? You don’t want much do you? Er, can I come please?
    Great post. I do make goals, but nothing anywhere near as comprehensive as this. I must pay more attention.

    • seanomurphy September 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM #

      I am going to shoot for the moon! I only live once.

      • Pat September 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM #

        I’m shooting with you. Only been at this lark for six weeks, but hoping for great things – eventually!
        Lots and lots of spam out there.
        It is a fine line we walk.

      • seanomurphy September 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM #

        Take the good advice and leave the bad. I have not been at this particularly blog long myself and it is my first attempt at really getting serious with a platform and selling myself. I write a lot. Now to find the readers.

        I’ll root for you.

      • Pat September 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM #

        And I will root for you to.
        Been at this writing lark a long time – shh, there is a book out there in the ether as we speak.
        Hoping that eventually all this platform business will pay off and someone will pay attention!
        In the meantime, just keep bashing away….

    • seanomurphy September 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM #

      Come to think of it, King is in recovery. I might want to make it coffee with King. It has a ring to it anyway.

      • Pat September 2, 2012 at 12:05 PM #

        Sounds good to me.
        And from what I hear he likes new writers so he might even be up for it.

  2. Emergency Room Productions September 2, 2012 at 9:22 PM #

    Neil Gaiman and Stephen King showed up on my bucket list as well LOL

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