It started out with an idea….But I didn’t have a plan!
…. And I knew from experience it would be the end of the journey if I didn’t take action!
In the first meeting I had with Marina she said to me, «Action is Transformative» and I held that thought throughout this process. For me, I had the idea but Marina’s role was to Sheppard me through the process; to begin anywhere and acknowledge that the process had a beginning, a middle and an end and isn’t that always the tough part? «To Begin Anywhere»
Our work began with agreed upon milestones and deliverables. Each week after our meetings via Skype (I’m in Dallas, She is NYC) I received a summary of meeting notes and an action plan based upon our discussions. From there I was on my own schedule but frequently checked in with her just to share notes or ask questions. I knew I had a deliverable and a hard date and a draft to share via email prior to a meeting.
I kept a log during this process of touch points that I would often refer back to if I got stuck on something and this log became a history of ideas that Marina came up with even though she is not the subject matter expert in my line of work. What I find amazing in looking back over this log is the number of suggestions that Marina contributed to the process. The ideas seem so obvious to me know and I wonder why I didn’t think of them as I write this. But that is part of the magic. Two heads are better than one and one ‘iDEA’ a dream makes.