It’s Friday and your week is nearly over. You are ready to leave work and enjoy the weekend. One of the most important things you can do before you leave work is review your week and preview the next. When you plan your upcoming week, you get your thoughts and plans out of your head and put them down on paper where they will be, safely locked down.
Celebrate Your Victories
Take a few minutes to look over every day of the week you are completing. Write down the wins and victories, great or small. Celebrate them in some way that is important to you. Give yourself a high-five or try that new drink at the coffee shop. Even if the week has been difficult and trying, you want to leave it behind remembering the things you accomplished. If you are using the Full Focus Planner, review each day’s page to remind yourself of your wins.
Review Your Weekly Big Three
Remember, these are the three major projects or tasks you have chosen as your achievement goals for the week. Measure your success honestly and report your progress to yourself. Don’t beat yourself up for not achieving everything you wanted, but truthfully determine what you need to do move that project along toward success.
Preview Your Calendar
Look ahead toward next week’s calendar and write down all your appointments and scheduled tasks. This simple exercise will help you plan ahead and focus on the importance of each project, event, or task.
Weekly Big Three
This is perhaps the most important thing you can do to plan ahead. Choose the three most important projects or tasks you need to achieve and complete before the end of next week. So, when you sit down this time next week, you can thoroughly and honestly determine how far you have come.
Write each of your Big Three in detail. Instead of, “Record podcast”, a better approach would be, “Record podcast with Jill on properly using paper napkins; edit and publish it by Friday.” Write your statement so clearly that if you were sick and could not complete the task, you could assign it to someone else who could read your instruction and complete it on your behalf.
Your Next Step
Writing down your Weekly Big Three is just the start of a successful week before it even begins. If you need help learning the process or sharpening your skills, why not ask for guidance?
When you are ready to take a deep dive into your weekly planning, I am ready to coach you through the principles that will help you reach your goals and win and work and at home. Use the form below to let me know when you are ready.