Jun 23, 2020
Finding Success in Just 6 Weeks
“It’s all about focus...and what will move the needle the most while giving us the time freedom we want.”
Welcome back, Authentic Influencers! Today is all about time management, which is one of the best strategies and skills you can learn, to see results in your business quicker. One way to manage your time more efficiently is by creating a six-week sprint. Many network marketers struggle with managing time, and enacting a six-week sprint is one way to help you be more productive.
Why six weeks? I like to set goals in time frames of six weeks because, in 30 days, you usually know if something is working or not. The two extra weeks surpass the one-month threshold. This is helpful, so the last ten days of the month aren’t as stressful or crunched for time.
“To get out of that [self-destructive] pattern, it’s more important that we create habits and systems that will start working for us all the time.” - Brooke Elder
How do you create a six-week sprint? Well, start with a goal. What is something that you want to accomplish within the month or 45 days? Write the goal down. Next, establish milestones. Milestones are baby goals that help you achieve your big goal. They should be achievable within one week. Developing benchmarks help you create systems that allow you to hit targets all of the time instead of just at month-end.
For a six-month sprint, you will need to select six milestones. Then, each day, write down three things you are going to do to achieve that goal. Use your planner, calendar, or phone. I have an extra fancy planner I use to write down my daily goals and take notes. Use whatever works best for you.
Three should be your magic number. If you plan any more than that, your brain may start to feel overwhelmed, and you'll be less likely to achieve success. However, if you end up accomplishing more than three things in a day, that's all just a bonus, and you become an overachiever.
Plan out your week ahead of time. I like to time batch, and I batch as much time as I can. This helps me focus on my priorities and accomplish my milestones more effectively. Did you know that the fewer decisions you have to make during the week, the more time you will focus on what you want to get done? You’ll be able to maintain excellent decision-making skills throughout the week, rather than come down with a bad case of decision fatigue later on.
Planning your week ahead of time is a crucial aspect of the six-week sprints we do at Social Tenacity. Not only do we examine the upcoming week, but we also look at the previous week and evaluate it. Ask yourself, what went well? What didn’t work so well? What could we do better? When you review the previous week, you are more likely to be that much more successful the following week.
“It’s ok to change and to pivot...it’s something I do every week.”
First, set your primary goal, then set 6 milestones. Next, what are your daily action steps? Pick 3, then when the sprint is over, evaluate the sprint as a whole. What things were successful, and what things weren’t? Finally, adjust and start again
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