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25. How to Set Up an Ideal Week

You’re focused on productivity, which means that you’re constantly getting tapped for greater responsibility. You start each day with a plan, but you quickly get sucked into “reaction mode.” Urgent requests and demands on your time crowd out your own priorities. It’s exhausting. 

Fortunately, we know a great way to take control of your time and direct the flow of work coming at you. It’s called the ideal week. This simple tool will help you take back control of your time. You’ll say goodbye to reactive mode, get focused on your high-leverage projects, and get a lot more done. 

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24. How to Set Up Your Monthly Calendar

As a high achiever, you’re dialed in on productivity. You know how to get things done. But there’s a problem. No matter how much you produce, you always feel behind. There always seems to be a looming deadline that somehow got missed. That puts you on the hamster wheel nearly every week, hustling to get caught up. It’s exhausting. 

There’s a fix for that. It’s called a Monthly Calendar. Start using this tool to keep track of your Big Rocks, and you’ll escape that feeling of being two steps behind. You’ll have plenty of time for your major commitments and deadlines. Better yet, you’ll have lots more time for the “little rocks” too

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23. 4 Questions to Learn from Mistakes

You’re a high achiever, so you like to attempt big things. The problem is that things don’t always turn out the way you planned. That feels lousy. It makes you want to bury last week and just barrel ahead. 

There’s a better way. We’ve discovered a simple process for redeeming your regrets, big and small. Your mistakes and even failures don’t have to keep you stuck. You can learn from your mistakes and emerge even stronger by asking yourself four simple questions. 

When you do, you’ll no longer feel ashamed of the past or afraid of the future. You’ll gain the insight and confidence you need to make positive changes and achieve better results in the future. 

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22. How to Make a Habit Stick

Your lifestyle goals are important to you. Health and fitness, daily rituals, reading, relationships: these are the things you want to act on every single day.

But life is busy!  None of these goals takes a ton of time, but they’re still hard to squeeze in. Before long, they can easily drift away. It’s  deflating to look back and realize you’ve made no progress on lifestyle goals. 

We can help. 

We’ve got a simple tool that will keep your habit goals visible and keep you motivated to stick with them. Start using a streak tracker, and your progress will come almost automatically. You’ll never again wonder if you have the discipline to change your life. You’ll do it! 

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21. Why You Have Boring Goals

You set a lot of goals, but when you look at your goal list, you want to yawn. Your goals are all good things, and you’d be glad to achieve them. But they’re kind of . . . boring. 

Boring goals make for a boring life, and you don’t want that. We’ll show you have to set goals that set your heart on fire, goals you’re dying to accomplish. How? By making them riskier. Test your goals for the 3 Factors of Goal Boredom, and you’ll never set a lackluster goal again. 

You’ll be excited and engaged with your goals all year long, and you’ll achieve things so good that it literally scares you to think about them.

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Bonusode: A 2020 Special Announcement

As a high achiever, you love reaching goals! But added on top of a busy life, goal achievement can seem a bit overwhelming. The Full Focus Planner puts it all into one handy system. Yet you may want a little help getting it up and running.

We’ve got you covered! We’ve got a brand-new program called Compass: Your Full Focus Guide, and it’s exclusively for our Full Focus Planner users.

Compass will give you the community support and motivation you need to fully implement the Full Focus System™ so you can hit every goal, every time. 

You’ll learn the one best way to set goals. And you’ll get coaching on goal achievement and the support of a community of high achievers just like you. 

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19. How to Avoid Being Overwhelmed by Your Goals

As a high achiever, you probably start every year with a solid list of goals. You’re focused, and you’re ready to achieve. But as time wears on, you realize you can’t keep every project moving at the same rate. By mid-year, you realize it’s too late to make progress on most of your goals. 

That’s frustrating! You might even wonder, Am I just trying to do too much? 

No, you’re not. You don’t have too many goals. And you do have the capacity to achieve them. Just not all at once. We’ve learned the foolproof way to achieve 10 to 12 goals nearly every single year. You do that by focusing on just two or three at any one time. When you do, you’ll plow through them faster than you thought possible. 

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18. Help! A Quarterly Preview Seems Overwhelming

High achievers are usually hard chargers. That makes it difficult—even annoying—to slow down for reflection. Who has time? 

We know how you feel. That’s why we’ve developed a streamlined method for pausing your work just long enough to make the next phase more productive. It’s called a Quarterly Preview. This simple practice will uncomplicate your life. It is your opportunity to build momentum for the next three months. 

We’ve got four compelling reasons to give it a try.

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17. Stop Goal Exhaustion with This Simple Fix

Does it ever feel like you’re on a treadmill? One week ends, another begins. One quarter ends, another begins. You hit your goals this month. Yay! Now get back to work. It never ends. 

It’s enough to make you sick of the word goal

Goal achievement should not be that way. The last thing you should feel about setting a goal is dread. We’ve got a simple hack that will make you feel excited every time you set a goal. Do this one simple thing, and you’ll never again dread the start of the quarter. Here’s how to create a reward that will keep you motivated to achieve. 

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