As a self-professed productivity nerd, I love talking about planning. I know, I'm a nerd. But I love talking about how people can be more efficient planners.
Believe it or not, there is more than one way to skin a cat, and there's more than one way to create a plan that will most benefit you. This post will not be exhaustive, but I picked out four big ideas that I want to share with you to approach your planning.
I'm not even going to talk about item number zero, which is not to plan at...
Is there a better way to plan your time?
I think there is.
I'm always telling you, "tell your time where to go, instead of wondering where it went."
You want to live proactively, live intentionally, and don't want to live reactively. But sadly, a lot of people are living reactively, and they're just saying, "Well, if I work on something, I work on something; if I don't, I don't." And it would be best if you didn't do that.
Please think of me like the crash test dummy when planning...
For the longest time, I have been telling you to tell your time where to go instead of wondering where it went.
This is how I approach planning.
Don't go through life.
Don't go through your day.
Don't go one more hour reactively.
Instead, live proactively.
But I want you to ignore that information for right now.
Are you may be saying to yourself, Wait a minute, what are you telling me? Are you telling me not to plan?
Yes, that's exactly what I'm telling you not to do.
Here's why: the...
Are you making these five mistakes when you tell your time where to go instead of wondering where it went?
If so, know that you're not alone. Many people do.
But fear not! I've got your back!
Mistake #1: Not Planning.
Have you ever failed to get something done? Was it planned? You are operating in PROactive mode instead of REactive mode when you plan.
There's a classic carnival game called Whac-A-Mole. This is how it is described on Wikipedia: "A typical Whac-A-Mole machine consists of a...
When it comes to planning, there are generally two groups of people.
One, the people who don't plan.
And two, the people who do plan.
Now, of the planners, we can further divide those into two groups.
The people who plan in their head. And the people who plan in a planner or an app.
I want to talk to you about planning.
Because a lot of people who do plan, will plan and get about their day.
And I would argue that...
I’ve been telling people for a long time, “tell your time where to go instead of wondering where it went.”
But what does that mean anyway?
It means to plan...but it's more than that.
PROactive vs REactive
When you don't take the time to plan your time, you'll be much more likely to be in reactive mode rather than proactive.
In other words, you'll be doing what other people want you to do throughout your day instead of what you need/want to do.
Proactive people are more...