Project You: 8 easy steps for planning your career and social future after the pandemic.

The business magazine the article was published in 2004.

Step one: Find yourself out.

Step 2: Write down your Mission.

Step 3: Make partnerships.

  1. Champion Stakeholders: your parents, managers, partners, people influence you.
  2. Active Stakeholders: lifetime people you meet like childhood friends, former co-workers, people from your social groups.
  3. Third-part stakeholder: your life insurance agent, a realtor, and all ones you hire to have your mission accomplished.

Step 4: Make a Vision

  1. Short time: start it with a short time vision, projecting the next three years.
  2. Medium time: plan for the next ten years considering your global idea and steps to achieve.
  3. Long time: this phase goes till your retirement times. Make goals in all areas of your life, integrating family, work, health, and other of your dreams. Mr. Dinsmore advises in his article, the plan and goals can be adjusted after one year when you’ll check your short time goals performance.
  4. Golden Years: think about your retirement and make a plan for this phase of your life too.

Step 5: Manage your time.

Step 6: Manage your finances

  1. Find out what resources (monetary, human, material, intellectual) will need your life activities.
  2. Illustrated the costs needed for your plan and prepare a plan to control the use of money.
  3. Consider adding 10% or 20% to your total budget for unexpected events.
  4. Control the expanding tracking it to compare to your financial plan.

Step 7: Consider the risks.

Step 8: Bring all together.



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Fred Costa

Fred Costa


I’m a gay American-Brazilian living in the Philadelphia area since 2013, and I’ve written professionally for the last 28 years. English/Portuguese.