A good first step to having a productive day is learning how to start your planning session. Don’t have a planning session every day? Perhaps it’s time you did.
Even though your company is not the size of a conglomerate such as Oprah’s, there are still some things she can teach us about staying on target during the planning session.
Now I must admit that I am not in the habit of doing this daily. However, today I learned specific questions to ask myself daily.
Brendon Burchard, the author of High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way, says Oprah starts every meeting the same way: She says:
“What is our intention for this meeting? What’s important? What matters?”
Obviously, the first question might work better if we change the wording just a bit.
- What is my intention today?
- What’s important?
- What matters?
Asking ourselves these questions daily, or at least weekly, can help us identify key issues that need addressing.Rather than committing to the same old routine, it might be wiser to seek clarification on our true intentions, which can lead us to identifying what matters. #GoalSetting Click To Tweet
Once the intentions and issues have been identified, we can turn them into goals by crafting a solid plan of action. Then we take the steps necessary to bring it to fruition.
A to-do list can also be helpful to keep us on tract and to monitor our progress.
Even though you may already have a weekly schedule of things to do, answering the three questions above can help keep us motivated to accomplish our goals and stay true to our intentions.