Full potential show ep. 2 best practices for getting stuff done


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The Full Potential philosophy is meant to help people operate at the best perspective in any given situation. It is about options. It is about empowerment. Empowerment feels good. So does investing life resources in what we truly value. If everyone was living at this level - life would be bliss.

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Full potential show ep. 2 best practices for getting stuff done

  1. 1. Full Potential Show Episode 2:Best Practices for “Getting Stuff Done”Hello, and welcome to todays Full Potential Show. Im James Rick and this is your number-one,non-boring source for personal development. Today, Im going to show you my power paperplanning method. Its very simple and, as you can see, it requires just a sheet of white paper.The purpose of this episode is to help you get your vision and your values and your mission inalignment with your goals and your daily tasks. Now, if you can imagine, right now, your day,you have lots of “to-do” items if youre busy, and if youre not, you probably have none. Eitherway, this is going to help you align with what you ultimately want to do in your life so that thethings that you are working on day to day are the stuff that really matters, okay?So, here we go. Were taking a blank sheet of paper, alright? If youre sitting and watching thisright now, go and get your piece of paper so we can do this together. So you have your sheet ofpaper, and youre going to fold it into four corners. Well do this together and the beauty in thisis its simplicity. So weve got the four corners. In the upper left corner, youre going to start andyoure going to write down “vision”. So, Im going to do that right now “vision”. Now, what youwant to do in this area is you want to write down a vision thats juicy, something that you reallywant to do in your life. You know, sometimes a vision that is too far out isnt going to be reallydriving you to do it -today, so you want to get something that is a balance between somethinglong-term, but something that really feels like its present - like you can do it. If your vision is forthis year, then do it or if its five years or ten years, just something juicy, something that excitesyou. If you write it and it doesnt excite you, well, then you know that youve got to write itagain. Get out another sheet of paper and start over, because this is all about the energy thatyou’ve got to feel when you get done doing your vision, okay? So, were going to do vision.Then the next one is “values”. Values youre going to do on the top right- alright? (I hope you’re Full Potential Show Episode 2 Transcript Best Practices for “Getting Stuff Done”
  2. 2. not scoring me on the neatness of this. I know that my writing is not the best.) So, you’ve gotyour values. Now values are the things that you really value in life. The reason why we’re goingto do values is because it should align perfectly with your vision. Thats how you know you’redoing something that’s going to make you happy. So, I’m going to run through this whole thingfirst. Then, Im going to go ahead and fill it in and show you what my vision, my values and whatsome of the different things that Im doing look like, so you know how to fill it out. So, you’vegot vision - top left. You’ve got your values - top right.Next, you’ve got your purpose. That’s in the lower left, okay? Your purpose for living, for whyyou’re alive, for why youre functioning today. Then, in the bottom right, you’re going to writedown your “intention”. Again, this will all make sense in a little bit when we get done doing thewhole thing. So, you’ve got your vision, your values, your purpose and your intention.Now we’re ready to flip it over – so flip it over - and in the top left, you’re going to have your“goals”. The goals you can do based on a couple of things. One, it can be based on time. So inthe top left, you could say my goal for today is “X”. Just one goal- really, your brain is going tofunction best if you just have one goal. So you have a goal for today, a goal for this week, a goalfor this month, and a goal for this year. But for the purpose of this planning that we’re doingnow, you could just have a goal, maybe a goal for today, and a goal for this week. Thats all youneed, alright? I know you cant really read this, but I’m going to hold it up anyways, alright?Now, heres where it gets interesting, because after you write down “goals”, you’re going towrite down “tasks”. This is where normally people start out their day. They say, “Well, what do Igot to do today?” It’s not tied to any of this other stuff that were doing, so they wonder whytheyre not feeling happy, why they’re not feeling fulfilled, but when you start connecting thesethings, man, life changes.So, we’ve got “vision” top left. We’ve got “values” top right. We have “purpose” bottom left.We have “intention” bottom right. Then, on the other side, this is your active, this is whatyou’re going to be doing today planning. You have your “goals” top left, and you have your“tasks” top right. Now, weve got “schedule” bottom left and then you have “time log” bottomright, alright? Schedule and time log.Heres how this works. You have your goal for today, or you may have one or two goals fortoday, but I really say just do one major goal for the day or for the week. It’s going to help yourbrain. Then you’re going to do the tasks associated with that goal. Now it may help, if you havetasks that aren’t associated with any goals, and you’ve just got to get them done. Get them onthe paper so your brain can feel relief. Because like, “Gosh, I’ve got all these things that I’ve gotto do before I do this stuff.” Well, fine. Get it all down there. Then what you’re going to dowhen you’ve written down all your tasks, is you’re going to sort them by priority. Let’s just sayyou have A-B-C-D-E, which is a really simple method for organizing your priorities. Your “A”’sare going to get done. They are what Brian Tracy would call your “frogs for the day”. You’ve got Full Potential Show Episode 2 Transcript Best Practices for “Getting Stuff Done”
  3. 3. to eat your frogs, because they’re the big ugly things that need to get done. Do those first.Then you’ve got your “B” items that should not take priority over your “A”’s. Next, you’ve gotyour “C”’s which, you know, it would be is nice to do, but it’s not as important or urgent as “A”and “B.” Your “D” items should probably not even be done by you - they should be delegated tosomebody else. Your “E” items, just eliminate those. What are they even on your list for? It’sjust taking up brain power, right?Alright, so you’re going to write down your tasks. Just brainstorm first, and then you can sortthem by this A-B-C-D-E method. Now, the fun begins, because sometimes you get your to do listand then you don’t actually do anything. You just stare at it and get overwhelmed, but nowwe’re going to actually make it real.That’s what happens when you start scheduling. So, if I were to look at a clock right now - itsprobably about six oclock, but I want to get the exact time down. I would put down on theschedule, for whatever my first task was, I would say, alright, well, it’s six oclock. Let’s say 6:05and I’m going to do the Full Potential Show right now, for the next 10 minutes. So, I’ve got aschedule here that says “6:05 - 6:15: Full Potential Show”. I’m just going to write it in there,even though you’re not going to be able to read my writing. It’s real, it’s happening. Now I’vescheduled it in this time block. Then I’m going to have my other items, that I’ve kind of sortedthrough my list. Its also helpful to figure out what you think the time might be for each item. Ifyou have your list of eight items, you could say, “Well, one of my tasks is going to take me 30minutes, and another one’s going to take me an hour. What I’m going to do, if they’re both “A”tasks is I’m going to do the 30-minute one first. Well, now, you’ve got a 30-minute time blockyou know you’ve got to schedule. So you come over here on the schedule and write after theFull Potential Show if I have a 30-minute time block scheduled for an “A” item, that I go 6:15 -6:45: I’m going to do that item. So what it will look like is I have a schedule for the day that’s allblocked off.Now, this is a really advanced planning process that you’ve done so far. A lot of people don’teven get this far. Let’s say you get this far, and we’re going to take it one step further because,of course, your plans go off-track the minute you do them, right? So, the next thing is your“time log”, because this show could run over, or I could end it earlier, or somebody could call.Obviously, I’m smart enough to shut things off so that I could actually concentrate and get workdone, but I’ll have my time log where I will actually record what happened - what actuallyhappened. This is the ideal. So in the time log, if the show ran short, or something, or it took alittle longer, I’d say, “Well from 6:05 it actually took me until 6:25”. God forbid if the show ranthat long. So I’ve got my actual activity here. If stuff came in that wasn’t planned, I still put itinto the time log. As you could imagine, this thing is going to fill up with what actuallyhappened. this is your ideal and at some point in the first 20-30 minutes, or hour of yourplanning, this is going to get off-track, but this is going to show you what you got off-track on so Full Potential Show Episode 2 Transcript Best Practices for “Getting Stuff Done”
  4. 4. that you can become aware of what is invading your schedule so that you can get back on-trackmore and more and the beauty of this thing is if you start finding that your schedule is justgetting off-track and it’s no longer like you had planned it and you’ve time-logged it so muchthat it’s now getting messy well, you know what? you can just cross that out, what you had onyour schedule you can cross out whatever tasks you finished you can even crumple this up andyou could start again because all you need is another blank sheet of paper to get going again,right? So, that’s what the beauty of this is. You can take this and your brain is going to have aclean space to operate from once you get done with your first one, and sometimes you know, ittakes me like an hour, and then I realize that my schedule is way off so I’ve got to do anotherone and so I’ll just cross of the stuff that I get done the important thing is I’m chomping througha task and I’m putting thought into what I’m actually doing with my day and with my time andI’m getting stuff done and so, even if my schedule goes way off and even if I don’t crosseverything out I know that I’m making a dent in what’s really important to me okay, my vision,my values, my purpose and my intention is being realized through my list of goals through mytasks and it’s actually happening every time I schedule it and it’s becoming real apparent thatI’m working on it when I look at my time log and I see that I’ve logged time towards my dreamthis is so simple, but so powerful and now it’s all messy so we need another blank sheet ofpaper but we’ll still work with this one because I didn’t bring another one in here and we’re justgoing to roll with it, baby, because that’s what you’ve got to do when you’re planning with thisis it’s just spontaneous and you just keep going and even though you might think your day isrigid because you’re organizing it, it’s really not because you know, nature and the naturalorder of things is craziness, chaos, so it’s like you’re organizing chaos with this thing. So, now,let’s go in, I wanted to drill in a little bit more about how to actually define what you’re doing ineach one of these boxes, but I wanted you to get the overview you could even run with thisnow if you’ve got to do something now, shut this video off and go through and do this.(continued in Episode 3 – Determining Your Vision and Values)About Full Potential: The Full Potential philosophy is meant to help people operate at the best perspective in any givensituation. It is about options. It is about empowerment. Empowerment feels good. So does investing liferesources in what we truly value. If everyone was living at this level – life would be bliss. To find outmore, visit: www.fullpotential.com.About James Rick: James Rick, also known as “Mr. Full Potential,” is host of the Full Potential Show, Founder of FullPotential Academy, and author of “Unleash Your Full Potential”. James Rick started his first business atthe age of 17, currently employs more than 150 staff around the world, and his businesses havegenerated more than $5 million in revenues over the last 36 months. Full Potential Show Episode 2 Transcript Best Practices for “Getting Stuff Done”