In This Episode…
At the beginning of the week I began an experiment to look at the impact of taking a week’s view in addition to my daily view when planning. After the first 5 days, the results are in and in this episode I share my experiences of including the weekly plan.
Episode Show Notes
00:08 – At the beginning of the week I did an episode called 072 This Week’s Experiment – Extending My Planning Time Horizon. I’d found that just focusing on each day had made me more reactive.
00:50 – One of my favourite Tony Robbins’ quotes (I think it is his anyway!):
In the absence of direction, everything becomes relevant.Tony Robbins
01:11 – At the beginning of the week I decided to extend my time planning horizon to consider what I want to achieve this week.
01:28 – The biggest thing I noticed was the impact on my perspective of what I was trying to achieve. It also allowed me to look ahead and identify potential choke points and blockages.
02:53 – It gave me a better view of my activities in relation to my goals.
03:20 – The higher perspective of what I am trying to achieve means my activities are far more focused.
03:37 – There are things I can do to make this approach even better:
- Create my weekly plan BEFORE Monday.
- Add my priority and additional goals for the week to the plan.
04:11 – I might even start doing something similar for the month ahead and for the next quarter.