5 Steps to Create A Life Plan                                                                                                                       

We set goals every day, but do we have a Life Plan?                                                 

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Step 1. Take stock

  • Spend time figuring out what is working in your life and what needs to change. Write it down, assessing all aspects of your life.
  • Make a list, draw a map, write it out as a story, but get it all down.

Step 2. Understand what’s important to you

  • Any goals you set should be firmly grounded in your values.
  • Take the opportunity to evaluate what’s important to you, where your beliefs are strongest.
  • These should guide everything moving forward, or else you will continue to be unhappy.

Step 3. Create a vision for your future and break it down

  • What are your goals for each of the crucial areas of your life? Look into the future, several years down the road, and envision what your life will look like to make you happy. This is your benchmark and can help you design the actionable steps you will need to take to achieve those goals.
  • For each area of your life, write down your long-term goals and identify intermediate targets that can help you reach your final destination.
  • Identify all the steps that will be necessary for achieving your goals. Each of these should be manageable steps.

Step 4. Eliminate the obstacles to your success

  • Think about the reasons you have been unsuccessful, up until now, at achieving your goals. This is a time to eliminate people, commitments, and other aspects of your life that are not necessary and not in line with your values and goals.
  • Removing unnecessary parts of your life can help you reduce stress and make changes easier when you have less about which to worry. 

Step 5. Set up routines and support to help you achieve your dreams

  • Routines and support can help you deal with changes and assist with your momentum. These will help you follow through on aims instead of just saying you want something to happen.
  • Get help from others who can keep you on track.
  • Online support, friends, coworkers, and family members can keep you moving forward when you stumble and remind you why you started this work in the first place.
  • Rely on yourself for support and evaluate your plan regularly to see how you are feeling about it and the work you have put toward it.

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#1 Productivity Pitfall is Wishful Thinking

Avoid the #1 Productivity Pitfall.

Stop Wishing, Make It Happen and Be More Productive! 

Wishful thinking gets nothing accomplished and productivity stands still. Another year goes by, but yet the changes you wanted to occur, did not.

Whether it be that new year’s resolution to lose 25 pounds that you never quite achieved or earn more and be able to discover the financial security you yearn for, it can be quite de-motivating to not achieve your wishes year after year.

Luckily, with each new day comes the promise of a better day; the chance to actually do something that brings you closer to your objective, instead of just wishful thinking. Ready to follow these proven guidelines, and make tomorrow your most productive day yet? Let’s go!

Decide What You Want

From the inception, this is where many people get it wrong. It is near impossible to achieve multiple goals, pulling you in different directions all at the same time. Have ONE goal at a time.

Find Your Motivation

What is your motivation? Your WHY for the goal. Know this and you will be much more productive.

Write It Down- Set Goals 

Always write down your goals. Research always shows that goals written keep you on target and you are 85% more likely to complete the goal. write down your goals and place it in a location where you will look at it every day will keep it at the front of your mind.

Make Yourself Accountable

Do you ever notice the extra effort you put into getting your goals accomplished when you announce your goals to a group of people?

Set a Deadline for Your Goals.

A goal without a deadline is for the most part, useless. It’s the equivalent of wanting to make a house, but with no particular time frame in mind. Would you find it acceptable for it to take 35 years to complete a modest 3-bedroom home?

Nobody in their right mind would and is exactly why you must schedule your goals. It may be a bit difficult to estimate a completion time, but find what pace you are comfortable at, and go a bit over it. If your goal is doing a book, and you can comfortably write 500 words a day, aim for 750. This will leave you feeling driven, in that you are capable of much more than you thought.

Conclusion

Make tomorrow your most productive day ever! Start making small but significant changes today, and work consistently to achieving your goals.

A year from now, you will look back in awe of your accomplishments!

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Increase your Productivity, 7 more ways to be productive!

Always on the lookout for more ways to increase my productivity, to streamline my business and life. Here are 7 MORE ways to be Productive! Let me know in the comments, if these help.

  1. Try Coach.Me

An easy way to analyze your daily habits is to use the free Coach.me habit tracker app. No more keeping time sheets, or writing in notepads. No more journaling your habits.

It’s available for both Apple and Androids, so you can auto-track yourself anywhere.

Now that’s productive!

  1. Break Major Goals into Tiny Bites

It’s far easier to reach the other side of the country one step at a time, rather than focusing on how far away and unreachable it feels.

Celebrate each step, and celebrate key milestones along the way even more. And remember that even the most famous musician in the world had to learn to keep at it, and learn one lesson at a time.

  1. Twenty-Minute Naps Boost Productivity

Rather than reaching for another cup of coffee, schedule yourself room for a twenty-minute nap during the day.

The TV show “Mythbusters” tested this myth extensively, and proved that naps of twenty minutes (no more, no less) produced the most optimal results.

  1. Get Up an Hour Early

“If I only had an extra hour a day”, you may have said. So make one! Get up an hour early (even two or three hours early, if you can hack it) and see what you can accomplish when the world is quiet and everyone else in the house is still asleep.

(This is a tip enthusiastically espoused by many proactive millionaires.)

 

  1. Un-Train Your Brain

We have now hard-wired ourselves, quite literally, to multi-task—something that as of recent years has been venerated.

Psychologists have proved that multi-tasking dissipates energy and makes us feel duller and more confused later in the day. Furthermore, multi-tasking drops IQs by an average of 5 points, according to one source.

Focus on one task at a time, and shut off (and out) all other distractions.

  1. Shop Online as Much as Possible

While shopping may be relaxation for some people, it’s sheer drudgery and time wasting to others. If that sounds like you, remember that even your grocery shopping can be done online (and delivered to your door)!

Keep personal activities that really count and enrich your life—like going to your daughter’s hockey game or going for your morning run—but get rid of the tedious stuff. “Outsource” it!

  1. Keep Things Fun

It’s not rocket science to note that we humans tend to abandon activities or tools that are stressful, difficult or boring. No matter what new habits or tools you decide to use to increase productivity, make sure that you find them easy to adopt—and fun to use.

Productivity is really just another way to make sure your quality of life—as well as your business and your relationships with others—rocks. Being truly productive keeps you energized, inspired and heading straight towards your dreams.

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Your #1 Tip To Get It ALL Done.

Want more productivity?

If you want to get it ALL done, then this Tip holds the keys you need to succeed.

#1 Productivity Tip : Understand The Difference Between Urgent And Important.

The important thing for you to understand with this, is that most people focus on the urgent stuff, so they never get anything important done.

If you constantly stay in “urgent” mode you’ll be engaged in activity all the time and feel like you’re busy, but you’re actually just spinning your wheels, like the hamster in the cage.

This is so important for your success because most people stay permanently stuck in “urgent” mode through the whole day. If you stay stuck in “BUSY” and “URGENT” mode, you will constantly be stressed and never get anything done. And, you’ll be exhausted, anxious and depressed because you didn’t accomplish anything meaningful during the day. This will go on and on, you wake up again tomorrow to repeat the process.

To get the important stuff done, you need to:

  • Make a list of all the “stuff” you need to get done
  • Ask yourself a question about each item on the list: “If I don’t do this today, what happens?” If the answer is some short term pain, then it’s probably urgent.
  • Ask yourself another question about each item on the list: “If I don’t do this today, what happens 6 months from today? A year from today? 5 years from today?” If the answer is long term pain or failure, then it’s probably important.

So, do you have to choose between the two and only do one? No! Just make time in your day for BOTH urgent and important tasks. Schedule them and get them done!

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Personality Type? Do You Know Yours?

What Happens When Our Mindset is Fear?

A great way to get motivated is to find out your personality type. One way to do that is to take a personality test such as the one you can find on 16Personalities.com. This test is based on the Myers-Briggs test. If you are honest with your answers, they are very accurate, and useful tools that can help you make changes to improve your life and business.

The key to this test is to give answers that are true and accurate, rather than what you wish was true. There are no “correct” answers. You don’t need to try to beat the test. Be truthful, and you’ll find out what your personality is like so that you can work with your strengths and improve your weaknesses.

In addition, if you took the test before, don’t expect to get the same answer every time. People change and grow over time so anytime you’re experiencing issues with motivation consider taking the test again and reading the results.

You can purchase an in-depth analysis or you can get a lot from the free test. The important thing is to answer the questions as truthfully as your subconscious will allow, and then to use the information to help you gain insight into your own personality.

You can also use these tests to help you understand your co-workers, family, and others who are willing to share to help you work better together in a supportive environment.

 

Once you know your personality, make it a priority to set up an environment that encourages you to develop successfully. With or without the test if you do these things you’ll be more motivated and thus experience more success.

  • Create a Supportive Environment – The people, tools, and atmosphere around you need to be supportive in your perception. It doesn’t matter if your boss thinks they’re supportive, but you feel that they’re not. If you feel unsupported, you’re not going to be able to be as creative and successful as you could be otherwise.
  • Be Accountable for Your Actions – Hire someone or ask someone in your life now to hold you accountable for your actions. People who have accountability partners or coaches to help them see their plan through to fruition will experience a lot more success in life.
  • Decide When and Where You’ll “DO” – Whatever it is, you need to know the when, what, why, and how of what you’ll do. If you have all that decided it’s going to be a lot easier to commit and follow through with your plan.
  • Commit to a Plan – When you decide to create a plan and commit to it, you’ll see results a lot sooner than someone who is acting without a plan in place regardless of motivation. You can be completely unmotivated but follow through with your plan anyway. A great way to help your plan materialize is to create a checklist so that you can go through it each day and mark off what you’ve achieved.
  • Start Sooner Rather Than Later – For example, let’s say you want to lose weight and get healthy. Don’t wait until Friday or Monday to start. Instead, start now. The sooner you start the sooner your brain will catch up with your actions and accept that this is your new way of doing things.

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