Yesterday I shared this James Clear quote, “You don’t rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”
It’s an interesting quote because it challenges the reader to not just set aspirational goals, but more importantly, to establish a strong system that will guide your work.
Top-notch leaders know that systems-level thinking is where success lives. That’s because systems provide structure, direction, and clarity.
Monday, the productivity sprint begins. In it, I share the exact system I use to be productive. And by the way, it is incredibly important right now as many leaders find them working in very new situations for the foreseeable future.
And if we’re honest. Many leaders lack a clear strategy for getting stuff done, even in “normal” times.
A quick overview of the system
The Miracle Morning. If you win the morning, you can win the day. This is a routine for starting off each day with momentum.
OKRs. Objectives and Key Results. This is the best way I’ve found to think about aspirational goals and clearly identifying what success looks like so you can achieve those goals.
How to set goals. OKRs may be the strategy, but how does one even begin to set goals? You’ll learn 7-steps for setting goals.
How to make a plan for your goals. This is about reverse engineering. It’s also about making as many decisions as possible before starting a project so that you can focus on actually doing the work.
Setting up an ideal week. Your week shows me your priorities. You’ll learn how to block time in your calendar to achieve what is most important and schedule time for everything else.
How to monitor progress. The importance of creating a dashboard to monitor your progress.
How to set up a dashboard. You’ll learn 3-options for creating dashboards.
The importance of keeping score. We keep track of the market, sports’ scores, attendance, etc. Why don’t we score our goals? Here is the strategy for keeping score of your progress and why waiting for the final score is a terrible idea.
Why successful people do their work in public. You’ll have a space connected to other leaders to announce your goals and share your progress.
Leaning into community. Connect with other leaders focused on creating more value for their organization. Connect, coach, and encourage each other.
I dive deeper into 3-parts of the system in the video on this page. Watch the video. Take some notes. And if you’re ready to take your productivity to the next level, getting more done in less time, sign up for the sprint.
See you Monday.