Do you ever at the end of the month wonder what the heck happened? You had great intentions but somehow you’ve not moved anywhere close to your goal? Today I’m sharing one of my tricks for getting the important stuff done. It’s amazing how such an easy thing can have such a massive effect.
The Concept of Friday 15
The concept is that at the end of the week (for most of us that’s Friday, but you can do this on Sunday or any other day that suits you best) you sit down for about 15 minutes and answer these questions.
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Keep the Main Goal in Focus
Through this process make sure you have your end goal in mind, remind yourself of what it is you really want to reach. That way it’s easier to remove tasks you feel you should do, but in reality won’t bring you any closer to your goal.
Ok, so on to the questions…
1. What did I get done this week
Do you have the feeling like you didn’t get anything done when you look back on the week? It doesn’t matter how much you got done, you still have that feeling like you could’ve done more? That’s me for sure.
So this question is here to remind us to reflect back and see what we did get done.
If we did get a whole lot done – that’s great and we should do a mini-celebration! *happy dance*
If we didn’t get much done this is the perfect time to reflect on why that is. And to figure out if there’s anything we can do to make sure next week goes better.
2. What can I remove
During the week you’ve probably added a lot of new tasks to your to-do list. Plus there’s probably some tasks that have been on that list for a long time and you just never seem to get to them.
Well, now it’s pruning time. Are there any of the tasks that you could remove all together? Especially tasks that’ve been on the list forever. If you haven’t gotten to them yet, and everyone’s still alive, maybe you could consider removing them without the world going under? I’m talking to myself as much as anyone else right now haha.
I try to remove at least one task from my to-do list each time I go through this process. It’s not always the easiest. And to be totally honest I don’t d e l e t e them. I put them on a separate to-do list. That way I feel way more comfortable removing them from my main list. And every once and again I go through that ’deleted to-do list’ and just simply delete them.
3. What should the main focus for next week be?
You have your big goal of what you want to achieve. What do you need to focus on, right now, to move closer to that goal? What theme should the upcoming week have?
4. What are my MIT’s for next week?
And now that you have the theme, or main focus, for next week it’s time get down to the specifics. What are your Most Important Tasks, MIT’s? Make sure not to chose too many and to not make them too big.
Let me know…
Well, there you have it. Spend 15 minutes each week on going through these questions and in a months time you should begin to see some results.
Let me know if you decide to give any of these tips a go. Or let me know what hacks you have to help you move closer to your goals! As always I’d love to hear, so leave a comment or head on over to Instagram and let me know.