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Plan Your Work And Work Your Plan

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Every day, you have a daily plan of the work to be done that day. Where does it come from? It comes out of your weekly plan, which comes out of your monthly plan.

If it sounds like a lot of work to put all those plans together, imagine how much work you’re going to create by NOT having plans in place and sticking with them.

The trick is to be absolutely systematic.

Start every week by looking at the monthly plan and deciding what to move over for that week. Then every day, look at the weekly plan and decide what to move over for that day.

Then you prioritize those for the day, 1-2-3-4-5, and knock ‘em down one at a time to make those happen.

To make this work, YOU must live your plan. In other words, if you put it on your weekly plan, tell yourself that by 3:00 on Friday, everything on the weekly plan will be complete. Period. End of sentence. You have made a commitment to YOU—the easiest to break but the most important to keep!

By applying that very basic process of behavioral economics, you end up managing your time to what makes the most sense and what’s going to give you the highest return on investment.

There are only so many hours in the day, week, and month. This process helps you radically shift your performance in the limited hours you have.