When you go to war, you don’t just start marching out troops. When you plan your wedding you don’t just randomly decide what to do each day to prepare. I don’ t want to throw platitudes at you “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” and all that yadda yadda BS. But are you catching my drift here? I know you are, sweet friend, because you are a smart cookie. And that might just be the problem. See, us smart people think we have it all figured out, we don’t need help and the least we need reminders, we have it all in our heads! Our heads are mighty fine gifts, but they usually do not produce a clear vision, I mean a crystal clear picture of what to do, rather they represent an abstract goal or thing to achieve. And see, luv, this is where we get distracted, get off course (of course!) and get in our own way, because we are oh so smart and need no help, not even the paper kind of help.
Let’s make a pact! Let’s unburden our head space from all the details, the todos, the dates, the lunches, the brunches, the coffees and “action items”. Let’s make a plan. Just for one week. Try it out. Plan your week. Plan for gaps. Plan for me time. And let’s see how that changes your work, your feeling of accomplishment and how it might (it just might) get you closer to a big goal!
I made us a template. For you and me and the printer. I will send you the PDF just leave your email address below 🙂
The structure is set up to help you work on projects or long-term goals. There is space up top for your dates, you know the dentist appointment, the hairdresser, the important meeting with a client and so on. Then you can think about which project you want to tackle on that day and from there derive actionable todos for each day (remember a day only has 24h). Now, that is good stuff already. But let’s not forget about the chores, the shit that just needs to get done: pick up the dry cleaning, go grocery shopping, order a printer cartridge (because you will be printing 52 of these babies…ha 🙂 )
I hand-lettered the weekdays and put one of my favorite productivity lines on the side “Do the Work!”. Now that I think of it, it could have also been “Get shit done!”.
Who is in? Let’s do the work!
Miss Money Mind