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Myers Mindset

Jun 25, 2019

5 Minute Mindset: "The 12 Week Year" by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington

Here are my notes:

-Main point: switch from yearly goals to 12 weeks at a time
Because URGENCY and eliminates wasting time

The process
-Create a compelling vision for your life
-Set 12-week goals
-Break your 12-week goals into weekly and daily action plans
-Schedule weekly review and planning sessions to measure results and stay focused on achieving your vision

8 elements of high performance:
1. Vision: clear mental image of the future
2. Planning: provides clarity and helps you focus on the top priorities and actions needed to achieve the vision.
3. Process control: creating structure that aligns your daily actions with the critical actions in your plan.
4. Measurement: track your progress to make sure that you’re staying consistent with the most important tasks
5. Time Use: focused, uninterrupted time with clear intention is a must
6. Accountability: don’t think about it as negative consequences. Think about the ultimate ownership. Find a friend/group that’s going to hold you to what you say (WAM: weekly accountability meeting)
7. Commitment: do what you said you were gonna do
8. Greatness in the moment: “The results are not the attainment of greatness, but simply confirmation of it.”

-1st big takeaway: the purpose of having a clear, compelling future is to keep you moving forward during the dark days
Uninformed optimism
Informed pessimism
Valley of Despair
Informed Optimism
Success and Fulfillment

-2nd big takeaway: Blocking out time

Strategic Block (3 hours once per week)
Big picture planning, most important activities to move your business/life forward

Buffer Block (1-2 per day for 30-60ish min)
Administrative work, answering emails, phone calls, “response mode”
Breakout Block (1-4x per month for 3 hours)

Away from work 100% but during business hours to refresh your mind)

***Most important thing: start setting and implementing 12 week goals