Make Your Ideas Happen: 8 Proven Steps for Taking Action

Learn a repeatable 8-step process to take action on all your ideas. Your ideas are too valuable not to take action on!
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

This course takes you through a proven 8-step process for how to take massive amounts of action on any idea you have. The course walks you through the process with instructional steps and timed working sessions where, in a rapid pace, you will learn a repeatable process while taking action on one of your ideas.

By the end of the course, you will have learned the repeatable Action Surge process for taking action, you will have made progress on one of our ideas, and you will learn the extra bonus steps that make living an action-oriented life easy. We'll not only give you the process, but also talk about how you can become more action-oriented in everything you do.

This course is meant for people who want a proven way to take action on the ideas they have in their heads. This is for people looking for a step-by-step process to help them or for them to help others take action instead of just letting another idea pass by. There is no prior knowledge necessary, but working through all the steps is necessary for success. This is an immersive, experiential activity where students will learn by doing rather than just hearing lectures.

The course steps can be completed in approximately 30 minutes -- so set aside that amount of time at first -- but you will have the steps and bonus lecture to be able to revisit anytime. Plus, you can use the videos to run through as many ideas as you want, as many times as you want so there is no end to how many ideas you can take through this process. After doing it a few times, it will become second nature to you, and the downloadable and printable workbook we give you will be all you'll need to take massive action on your ideas and help others do the same with every idea every time.

What are the requirements?

  • There is no prior knowledge needed, it is best to come to this course with an idea that you want to take action on. The idea doesn't have to fit any criteria, it should just be something you want to take action on to see it come to life.
  • In the introduction steps of the course we will give you a workbook you should download and print out so we can use it during the process and so that you will have it to walk you through the steps anytime you want to take action.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Take action on any idea, any time
  • Use a proven, repeatable step-by-step process to take action on all ideas
  • Move forward on an idea DURING the course
  • Help others take action on their ideas by leading them through the step-by-step Action Surge process
  • Understand how to live a more action-oriented lifestyle by always taking action on ideas
  • Gain momentum on all their best ideas

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for people who want a proven way to take action on the ideas they have in their heads. This is for people looking for a step by step process to help them or for them to help others take action instead of just letting another idea pass by. There is no prior knowledge necessary, but working through the steps is necessary for success. This is an experiential activity where students will learn by doing rather than just hearing lectures.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:00

Welcome to the course. Let's get ready to take action!

01:34

The Action Surge Blueprint was developed by an experienced team of people that always put their ideas into action and help others do the same. The Blueprint has been tested and executed around the world with everyone from individuals to large companies. Matt, Steve and Surge, the team that makes up the core of Action Surge, have over 30 years of experience in developing programs and experiences that help people take action.

00:37

We'll cover the specific learning objectives and clarify what you'll learn during this course.

02:48

An Action Surge is a massive swell of momentum that helps you take action on your idea. How many times have you had a great idea, but didn't necessarily take the action necessary to see your idea come to life? The Action Surge Blueprint will help you.

7 pages

Please download and print out this workbook to follow along with during the course. We also recommend that you have something to write with, as well you might want to be in a location or setting where you are free from distractions for the next 30 minutes. The more you invest yourself in the steps, the more you will get out of them.

03:36

This is a fast paced course that is meant to be taken all at once over the next 30 minutes so that you can gain massive momentum. The steps are short to keep the pace high, but the impact will be large and you will reach the final stages before you know it. By the end, you will have a rock solid Action Plan that will outline the key ways you will achieve your idea.

00:57

We want to reinforce the importance of standing and how that influences your experience in this course.

Section 2: Idea Refining
00:39

We're ready to go. Here you will write your idea down on the Action Surge Blueprint workbook you printed out in the previous step. The timer will automatically play after this step and when the timer runs out and you hear the gong sound this step is complete. Keep up the pace throughout the steps and really dive into the process. The more you put in, the more you will get out.

02:06

Work during the timer. The step is complete when the gong sounds.

00:47

Uncover the passion behind why this idea is important to you. Why do you care about this? Write it down on the Blueprint. When you start to really uncover the why, you gain even more info. about what makes this idea so special that you will use in the following steps.

04:05
Work during the timer. The step is complete when the gong sounds.

What led you to this idea?

Why are you passionate about it?

What will happen if you do not act on this idea?

01:22

Construct the Idea Statement. Using all of the work that you've generated in the last few steps, really try to hone in on your Idea Statement. The more specific and more clear you can be, the better. Go from a high level idea concept to a very specific and clear Idea Statement that provides context and clarity to what you really want to achieve.

02:06
Work during the timer. The step is complete when the gong sounds.

Make your Idea Statement as clear as possible.

Section 3: Actionstorming
03:08

Now it's time to Actionstorm. Brainstorm all the possible action items that you can think of that might help you achieve your idea.

What are all the possible ways that you can achieve your idea?

05:05
Work during the timer. The step is complete when the gong sounds.

Keep going all the way till time runs out. The more possible items you put down on the paper now, the more power you'll have at achieving your idea.

01:06

Look at your list and make it even more specific. Break down large items into smaller steps.

02:07
Work during the timer. The step is complete when the gong sounds.
00:42

Draw a smiely face next to any item that takes five minutes or less.

00:38
Draw a smiely face next to any item that takes five minutes or less.

If you don't have an item that takes five minutes or less, write one now.

Section 4: Action Planning
00:22

Take action now. Pick one of the items that's five minutes or less and complete it right now.

05:05

Take action now. Complete one of your five minute action items.

01:10

This is where your plan gets created that will propel you to success.

07:03

Work during the timer. The step is complete when the gong sounds.

Section 5: Activating Your Accountable Self
02:26

What are all the ways you can hold yourself accountable? Who can help hold you accountable to your Action Plan? How have you held yourself accountable in the past?

02:06
Work during the timer. The step is complete when the gong sounds.

What are all the ways you could hold yourself accountable?

Section 6: Bonus Challenge
01:23

This is an on-going step to continually refine and add to your Actionstorm. The more people you talk to about your idea, the more people you can ask for their thoughts on how you can possibly bring your idea to life. Get input from everyone around you and always be on the lookout for more or better ways to take action on your idea. Find people to enroll in the process of helping you achieve your idea.

Section 7: Course Wrap-up
01:19

We are through the 8-step Blueprint and the two bonus steps of Accountability and Sharing It With Others. You have everything you need. When you get stuck, just Actionstorm on ways you can move forward.

00:32

Share this Blueprint with others who can benefit from taking action on their ideas.

00:28

Please share your feedback!

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Instructor Biography

Matt Kane, Founder @ Action Surge, Helping People Take Action for 20yrs

The Action Surge Blueprint, which is the 8-step process utilized in this course, is one of the featured toolsets from Action Surge. Action Surge was founded by three co-founders (Matt Kane, Steve Garguilo and Surge Skoryk) in their quest to help individuals and corporations bring their ideas to life. It is based on research, testing and many of the latest and greatest advances in human potential and the science of achievement.

Matt Kane has been building a culture of action, innovation and talent at Fortune 50 Companies for decades. He has also been a trainer, organizer and leader within various non-profit organizations and companies like TED and the Anthony Robbins Companies. Principally, he is an experiential learning designer that designs and develops experiences like the Action Surge Blueprint to help accelerate learning and results.

Steve Garguilo has made a career of pushing people and projects to their greatest potential. Steve works as an instigator, creator, and coach to help people envision new solutions and actualize their ideas. He has coached hundreds of speakers to give TED talks over the past six years, and has helped thousands in the TED Community, and Corporate community to bring their ideas to life.

Surge Skoryk is a master researcher, maker/creator and connector. He has developed a career in getting things done and cross pollinating expertise from various areas and disciplines. Surge is also a detail master, making sure that everything is well thought out, tested, and iterated upon until it's as close to perfect (for now) as possible. Surge brings a wide ranging wealth of expertise and attention to the details that make a big difference to this course experience.

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