How to Crush Your Week ✊
Courtesy of @dannyallenpage
How do you plan your week?
If, unlike me, you’re highly organised, then maybe you don’t need to plan your week 📝
Maybe a few minutes each morning is enough for you to be optimally productive.
However, I’ve found that the only way for me to avoid getting bogged down in admin tasks and distracted by shiny object syndrome is to structure my working week around goals.
This helps to give me clarity on what I am working towards at all times!
I write goals every week in the following 3 categories: Emotional, Financial, Physical 🙌
And I don’t just set out to achieve them, I start off by thinking about what it will do to my life or my business if I achieve them.
I think about the actions, people and obstacles that will aid or stop me from reaching these goals.
I then structure all of my tasks and meetings around ensuring these goals are met 🤘
EVER HEARD OF SHINY OBJECT SYNDROME?
TASKS PILE UP, STRESS BUILDS…
So you ignore the things you don’t like or want to do.
Rather jump onto something more fun and do that instead?
IT’S FUN UNTIL YOU’RE OVERWHELMED
IT’S TIME TO THINK DIFFERENT
PLAN YOUR WEEKS GOALS BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE.
THEN EVERYTHING ELSE CAN FIT AROUND GOALS.
KEEP YOUR GOALS IN THESE CATEGORIES
QUESTIONS I ASK MYSELF
- How will my business or life change when I achieve this goal?
- What specific actions do I need to take to achieve my goals this week? What might prevent me from achieving these goals?
- What support/education/people do I need to achieve these goals?
PLAN FOR SUCCESS
- Structure my weekly tasks around my goals and prioritise this over anything else.
- First comes goals, second comes family and third comes client work.
- Accountability, I share my weekly goals with my business coach.
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