Who hasn’t been confronted with situations like these:
We often kick our ToDo’s – particularly the less comfort ones – down the road.
We set goals and important ToDo’s for the following week, but we dont find the time to achieve and fix it all.
We feel unsatisfied, tired and sometimes burned out.
Most of it leads to your time management. And how disciplined you manage it every week.
That’s why I want to share with you some tips and tools to increase your weekly success and time management, that helped me the most.
1. Plan your week weekly
Lets become it a regular habit by creating a date with yourself in the end of the week on Sunday – or even Monday morning is ok.
Give you one hour to reflect the last week and plan your next week, with the upcoming next steps I will tell you now.
2.Review your the past week what what you’ve done and achieved.
List down 3 things each:
1. Lessons I learned this week
2. Who inspired me this week
3. List 3 things I am proud of (what you did, achieved or even what happened)
4. What was the most unnecessary and time-consuming things, i’ve done this week.
3. Analyze things that not happened:
Review on your last 3 goals for the week.
Could I achieve my goals?
If not, why not?
If so, what was it, that helped me to achieve it?
3. Define 3 main goals for this upcoming week.
But keep it SMART:
Goals should be simplistically written
and clearly define what you are going to do.
Goals should be measurable so that you have tangible evidence that you have accomplished the goal. Look for
short-term or smaller measurements to built the goal.
Goals should be achievable; they should stretch you slightly so you feel challenged, but defined well enough so that you can achieve them.
You must possess the appropriate knowledge, skills,
and abilities needed to achieve the goal.
Goals should measure outcomes, not activities.
Goals should be linked to a timeframe that creates
a practical sense of urgency, or results in tension
between the current reality and the vision of the goal.
Without such tension, the goal is unlikely to
produce a relevant outcome.
Try to variate each week with your goals to increase the growth of all your areas:
your social life (family, partner, friends), personal growth (learning, sports, reading, etc.), business (job tasks, improving your skills, relationship with your boss, colleagues, main targets, etc.) or other hobbies and activities you like to do and increase in any field.
4. Create and define your tasks to achieve your weekly goals.
Break it down and create out of your goals concrete tasks you want to be done till the end of the week.
I prefer to reduce to a few smaller tasks than having one big tasks.
You have to write a concept about your new business idea.
Instead of taking the task “writing a business concept”, break it down to smaller tasks as
2. Rough idea sketch
3. Create a financial plan
4. Create a time schedule
5. Write a detailed concept
6. Fine-tuning and design
In the end spread it over the week in smaller brackets instead of doing it in one big step.
You won’t find the time for it and postpone it probably.
5. Schedule your upcoming week
Plan your week with a online or offline calendar where you can bring it to your daily schedule.
A) First make a new ToDo list and list all the tasks from your following sources:
1. Your defined goal tasks
2. All the tasks you haven’t finished the week before
3. Tasks, which are set and have to be done anyway (regular housework, regular meetings, etc.)
B) Than prioritize the them all in
PRIO1: “must have be done”,
PRIO2: “should be done” and
PRIO3: “would be nice to be done this week”
C) Now but them all into your daily schedule by taking the most important tasks first and put them on the beginning of the week and beginning of the day, if possible.
Go on with the 2nd and third prio’s until you discovered the whole week with all the tasks on your list.
In the end of the week you start with your one-hour weekly planning again and let it become a regular habit.
One online tool that helped me with that is for example WEEK PLAN
Its free, if you don’t want to by the full version.
So start today to increase your weekly success.