Do you often fail to follow thorough and take action on your goals?
Have you been tracking your progress on big projects?
Are you in annual mode where you measure success at the end of the year?
Do you wait until December to set new goals?
If you’re resisting what you need to accomplish, you might have given yourself too much time to execute your plans. New Year’s Resolutions and annual goals rarely get you to where you need to be and create the life you want.
Move out of annual thinking and adopt the 12 Week Year. With this planning technique, a year is no longer 12 months; it’s 12 weeks. 1 year = 12 weeks, 1 month = 1 week, and 1 week = 1 day. You are no longer focusing on distant annual goals broken into 4 periods or quarters.
1) The advantages of a 12-week planning system to set and implement big goals
2) How your thinking affects the results
3) The key ingredients of a weekly plan and ways to make it work for you
4) The steps to creating and recreating a 12-week action plan
5) How shorter time frames prompt you to take action and avoid procrastination
6) The importance of having a clear vision and defining specific tactics to get you where you want to be
7) Time blocking helps you control your day and carve out time to execute your plan
- Brian Moran & Michael Lennington, The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months
- Dyan Williams, The Incrementalist: A Simple Productivity System to Create Big Results in Small Steps
- The Incrementalist podcast, Ep. 6, Stop Procrastinating and Just Start
- The Incrementalist podcast, Ep. 8, How to Plan Your Ideal Week
# # #
Dyan Williams is a solo lawyer who practices U.S. immigration law and legal ethics at Dyan Williams Law PLLC. She is also a productivity coach who helps working parents, lawyers, small business owners and other busy people turn their ideas into action, reduce overwhelm, and focus on what truly matters. She is the author of The Incrementalist: A Simple Productivity System to Create Big Results in Small Steps.