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Rethinking Time: Boost Your Performance In The Short Term

Forget about the 12 month year and instead focus on the 12 Week Year. Why? Because you can get more done in 12 weeks than in 12 months with the right mindset, goals, and strategy.

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The 12 Week Year

The 12 Week Year

by Brian P. Moran, Michael Lennington

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  • The important actions are usually uncomfortable ones. And the secret to living up to your potential is to value the important stuff.
  • Vision is the starting point of all high performanc...

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To tap into the incredible power of a personal vision, you need a future that is bigger than the present. Your business vision needs to be anchored on your personal vision.

When things get ha...

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Having an annual plan has the following benefits:

  • It reduces mistakes
  • It saves time
  • It provides focus

Having a 12-week plan has three additio...

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RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The physical universe will not respond to your desires, no matter how passionate or intense they are. The one thing that moves the universe is action. An ounce of action is worth a ton of theor...

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  • The actions that we take create our long-term results. While we plan for the future, we act on the day.
  • If you want to be truly effective, your daily activities must align with your lo...

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  • Scorekeeping will provide you with a knowledge base that will guide decisions and lead to better performance and success.
  • Scorekeeping will let you know whether what you are doing is e...

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W. Edwards Deming

In God we trust; all others must bring data.

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Your supply of time is completely inelastic and perishable.

When you are not purposeful about how you spend your time, you leave results to chance.

Block out regular ti...

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Accountability is accepting that you have a choice. That everything that you do in life is a choice. It is small thinking to see accountability as a have to rather than a choice.

With such a ...

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Commitments improve relationships, strengthen integrity, and build self-esteem. Commitment is a state of being bound emotionally and intellectually to a course of action.

The ability to keep ...

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  1. Strong desire. A clear and personally compelling reason will make you do things
  2. Keystone actions. A few core activities account for a majority of your...

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To achieve life balance, you need to be purposeful in how you spend your time, energy, and effort.

  • When our attention is spread over various subjects and conversations, ...

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The eight elements that are fundamental to high performance are:

  1. Vision
  2. Planning
  3. Process control
  4. Measurement
  5. Time use
  6. Accountability
  7. Commi...

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  1. Uninformed optimism. This is the first stage and the most exciting as we imagine all the benefits that we are going to get from the change.
  2. Informed pessimism....

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When creating your vision, focus on three-time horizons:

  1. Long-term aspirations.
  2. Mid-term goals about three years to the future.
  3. 12 weeks.

Pitfalls when creati...

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