All the steps are laid out now end to end so we can get a good look at them? In my very first post on The Granny Plan I suggested this little plan was something of an experiment. Something that we could work on together. I’ve had a quite a bit of feedback over the past 12 weeks indicating what was helpful, what was not, what absolutely didn’t work and what was an outstanding success. My plan today is to share that with you along with my future plans for The Granny Plan!
Lovin’ that Baby-Steppin!
Nearly unamimously everyone liked the absolute smallness of the steps in the first half of The Granny Plan. Just a few emailed me to let me know that it was either a little too slow or something they knew already. For those folks now that the whole plan is published you can just speed it up a bit if your circumstances permit. I caution everyone to do this only after some real reflection though. Make sure it’s because you genuinely can handle a faster pace. Say you live alone, or have a lot of free time. Then you can probably go along faster without hiccups. Make sure too that you have genuinely mastered practicing the step before you move on.
Toward the end I began to hear that we were moving too fast, taking too large of steps. I think this is due to the generality of the final steps. It’s easy to think in too big of chunks to get done in a week for some of these even though each one asks you to only begin the step during that week. I’m planning to release a version of The Granny Plan as a book this summer! It will have much much more detail along with some worksheets I think. That should help clear up any confusion on this score :-).
But for some we really are moving along at too brisk a pace. If you have a lot of kids, or are taking care of someone who is elderly or ill, or have a demanding job with odd hours, or you yourself are sick you will need to move a little slower than one habit a week. I’d suggest slowing it down by an extra week, see how things go. The main thing is too ensure you have the new habit firmly before you move on.
Things to Work On
Other than issues with the pace of the course I’ve received some good feedback on the clarity of the final steps. Interest in The Granny Plan did drop-off somewhat toward the end which I’d attribute to this. Your feedback has been heard loud and clear :-)! In the book release there will be considerably more detail on these steps! It was difficult to go into the depth needed to elaborate in just a short blog post … a book is a much clearer way to share these :-).
Thank You to Everyone Who Participated!
Your help has been invaluable to me. Together we have knocked out a rock solid step by step plan to help bring newbies on-board with a real food lifestyle. Together we all make a real difference!
Anything else you’d like to share? Did you make good progress? Did the steps stick with you after the week for the step was past? Anything you wish I had covered?
The Granny Plan is now available on Kindle!
Update 9/26/14: The Granny Plan was originally developed as part of a series here on my blog. It’s changed and evolved a bit since then. You can find all the steps listed at TheGrannyPlan.com along with a link to buy the book on Amazon.com.