Do you ever get to the end of the workday and think,
“What did I do all day?”
Well, if that’s ever happened to you (it’s happened to me more times than I can count!), I’m really excited to share this teaching with you today.
I want to let you in on a super simple technique that I learned from productivity guru, Todd Herman, the creator of the 90 Day Year. Todd’s a genius when it comes to doing less and making more, and he’s helped Olympians, CEOs and entrepreneurs harness the power of productivity and effective goal-setting for mega-success.
When I started doing this at the end of each of my workdays, I realized that my days naturally became more and more productive, and I was ending my days on a “high note” which left me feeling great and ready to jump into work again the following day.
So, here’s the deal...at the end of your workday, I want you to take stock of what you’ve accomplished. Make a list and write down everything you did, big and small, that you took action on.
Here’s a peek at one of my lists from a few months ago:
This remarkably simple process serves 3 main functions:
- It enables you to clearly see all the action steps you took (Yay for you!!!)
- It highlights when/where you may have wasted time or procrastinated
- It allows you to notice where you’re spending the bulk of your time and energy
After you create your list, take another minute or two to ask yourself these questions:
- What did I enjoy most today and why?
- What did I not enjoy that someone else could handle for me?
These 2 follow-up questions are crucial because they show you where your clear strengths are (i.e. the things you really enjoy doing) and what you can think about outsourcing.
(If you think you’re not in a place to hire a virtual assistant yet, I want to gently challenge that belief. You can find great people at really reasonable rates to help you out for even just 5 hours/month. What would it mean to you to be able to hand-off the stuff you really hate doing and just focus on what you love? If you said “priceless”, let me assure you, you can find someone for way cheaper than that!)
When I started tallying up my daily accomplishments, I found that I was more often than not ending my day feeling really, really good about everything I did instead of sitting with that uncomfortable feeling of “What did I do today?”.
Better yet, this will take you mere minutes to implement so you really don’t have any excuse not to end your day feeling great!
Try it out, and let me know how it goes for you :-)
P.S. I've officially declared October "3-Day Workweek Month"! To celebrate, I'll be sharing tons of valuable (and fun!) content throughout the month that will help you to create your own 3-day workweek. Be sure to download my FREE guidebook to get started.
Inside this FREE guidebook, you'll find...
- My Schedule
an hour-by-hour breakdown of my successful 3-day workweek schedule.
- Task List
a detailed description of each of the tasks on my schedule so you know precisely what I’m doing during that block of time.
- Your Ideal Schedule Template
your very own 3-day workweek template so you can design your amazing 20 hour workweek!
- Bonus Tips
additional tips and information about how to make a 3-day workweek work for you and your business.
The value of this guidebook is $97, but today it's my FREE gift to you!
P.P.S. Don’t worry, The Clarity Confessions aren’t going anywhere! I’ll still be bringing you amazing interviews every other week, but these Dose of Clarity episodes will give you a chance to learn more about my personal (never-ending) journey towards Clarity :-)