This is my simplified version of the weekly master plan, based on Peter Voogd’s presentation at Creative Live.
Category: Organized Life
If I would try to describe the three months that passed since my last post in one word, it would be “reborn”. It may sound a bit extreme, and the word carries both positive and negative meaning. The first month after I quit my day job was filled with excitement, which made me push very hard, eager to do all the things that I was dreaming of doing while I was working full time, but didn’t have the time and energy to do. I was on cloud nine, full of energy coming from the adrenaline rush.
I have to admit it: discovering Tony Robbins Rapid Planning Method (RPM) was a true revelation. This was my experience after I applied the RPM method to my existing task management system – a system that I thought was quite good and that I spent time building up.
Imagine that you are lost in a foggy forest, and trying to get back to the main road. You hear the sound of moving cars, and you know the road is out there, and you try to follow the sound but it’s deceiving, you are going in circles and getting more and more frustrated. Then the sun goes up, the fog clears out, and suddenly you are standing on a path, and you see that the path leads straight to the main road. A feeling of joy fills you up and you start moving towards the road with steady steps.
One of my tasks for today was to create a daily schedule. I am the type of person who needs a plan. Even if I don’t always follow the plan, just having a plan immediately puts me in a calm state and gives me a sense of control. This is why creating a plan was one of my top tasks for this week.
Before starting anything major in life, it is always a good idea to take a complete inventory of everything that you have on your plate right now. This exercise helps to make sure that you focus on the right things, and reduces anxiety that comes creeping to remind you that you are forgetting something.
Today I took two inventories: a virtual and a physical.