Once A Day chart – a simple plan for your week

Make a plan.

If you’re reading this then chances are you would benefit from more high quality contacts, networking and opportunities to sell.  To help add a little focus to my week I created a little chart that anyone can print and use.  The idea is simple; that which is measured tends to improve, and tiny incremental improvements over a period of time can make a huge difference.

Download Weekly Planner PDF

Like many, I’m stuck at home with all the time and flexibility one could ever dream of.  Yet the weeks are flying by and very few of my “I will get this accomplished if only I had the time” ideas are still collecting dust on the shelf.  It took a quick re-read of an old favorite 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris to jar my memory and motivate a plan.  While I recommend the book to any business leader/entrepreneurial minded person, for context I’ll share just one quick quote:

“Parkinson’s Law dictates that a task will swell in (perceived) importance and complexity in relation to the time allotted for its completion. It is the magic of the imminent deadline. If I give you 24 hours to complete a project, the time pressure forces you to focus on execution, and you have no choice but to do only the bare essentials.

If I give you a week to complete the same task, it’s six days of making a mountain out of a molehill. If I give you two months, God forbid, it becomes a mental monster. The end product of the shorter deadline is almost inevitably of equal or higher quality due to greater focus.”

 

If at a network event it’s so easy to grab someone’s business card, send a follow up, maybe meet for coffee, then why is it so difficult to now?   As the text suggest, I am guilty of allowing the simple idea of making new connections and building relationships become so complex that I just couldn’t find the time to do it.  If this sounds familiar, please allow me to share a solution I recently created.

 

 

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