Today I will execute my plan and it is going to be the best day of my life!
Will 2018 be the year it all comes together for you? Will it be the best? If you have a plan and if you can execute, it will happen. It starts with your thinking. What could your life be like if you worked from a written plan and your daily activities were better defined and focused on a compelling goal? The three pillars of success are Motivation, Organization and a Sense of Urgency. Here are a few ideas that can make it so:
1. Keep a Journal Throughout the Day
Write down your thoughts for at least ten minutes the first thing in the morning and the last thing at night. Make notes throughout the day.
2. Complete a Daily Five.
Make a list each day of the five most important things you need to do today.
3. Have A Daily Team Huddle.
Meet for five minutes with your team to review Daily Five’s.
4. Complete Scorecard and Analysis.
Record your activity daily and review the results at the end of the week.
5. Create a Weekly Plan.
At the end of each week, or the beginning of a new week, write down what needs to be accomplished and when during the week. Make adjustments in your weekly routine to make sure the most important things get done.
6. Weekly Team Meeting.
Meet with your staff weekly to discuss production, news items, issues, resolve problems, team to-do’s, delegation items, events, projects, and success stories.
7. Have a Weekly Accountability Meeting (WAM).
Meet with your peers weekly to review your accomplishments during the past week.
8. Develop a Time Blocked Model Work Week.
a. A Strategic Block.
A 3-hour block of uninterrupted time to work on your business, not in it. During this block, you accept no phone calls, no faxes, no e-mails, no visitors – no nothing. The focus is on the strategic items such as marketing, networking, creating scripts, developing your next week plan. It is your time to think and make adjustments.
b. Buffer Blocks.
These blocks are designed to bunch up the small stuff; the tasks that need to get done, but are not high revenue producing activities. These are usually clerical items or perhaps meeting with a staff person to answer questions. Schedule two Buffer Blocks per day, one in the morning and one later in the afternoon.
c. A Breakout Block.
A Breakout block is recovery time. It is time away from the business. It is a period to recharge your batteries. For many people it is a mid-week break during “business hours.” As Stephen Covey said: “y ou have to take time to sharpen the saw.”
d.Other Activities such as Phoning, Meeting Preparation, Meetings and Personal Activities.
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