As we start the new year it is the perfect time to reflect on 2017. What were the challenges? What would you do different? What success can you celebrate?
For Tungsten 2017 was a year of learning and investing in our education. We spent many weekends touring our goldmine area in Kent, finding our next investment properties to enable us to create ideal homes for our future multi let tenants. In 2018 we are to implement the lessons and knowledge that we have learnt especially those from our industry mentors. We have started this year with a daily goal of social media interaction, a weekly goal of one property or business meeting per week to increase our network – your network is your networth – and by the end of 2018 to add 4 properties to our portfolio. We are to totally immerse ourselves in the world of property and business. We expect 2018 to bring many exciting times and some bumps that adjust our path but we will remain focussed, take action and stay on track. So below are how we plan to start this year on a strong foot:
The 12 Week Year. This book explains how to get more done in 12 weeks than others do in 12 months. Many people set large annual goals with no weekly or monthly breakdown. These smaller goals would help us achieve daily bitesize milestones and built towards the larger goal. Traditionally the volume of work peaks as we near the end of the year as our deadlines are insight. This book will open your eyes to the way we all traditionally work, banish those traits and help set your 12 week plan so that you maximise each day and make incremental steps to that larger goal.
TIP: listen to this book on Auditable to allow you to commute, work out or listen while driving to optimise your day. How about listening on 1.5 or 2 speed for increase time efficiency?
This technique will show you how to structure your year, month and day. Using a simple A4 note book (that I now carry everywhere) you note down the big goals that you want to achieve in the first 6 or 12 months. Then on the next double page you have the days of the month from 1st to the end of the month written on the right-hand page. The left-hand page can be populated with the tasks you need to do to achieve that months goals and the month’s goals are summarised under the month umbrella on the previous page. You can now allocate a task to a specific day in that month. When you near the end of the month you then repeat the concept on the next double page but carry over the tasks you have not completed.
Each morning and evening take a few minutes to reflect on what you have done and what you need to complete.
Take Away Points
· Evaluate, reflect and set your goals
· Plan your time by day, week, month and year and be accountable
· Be consistent every day as those small achievements matter more than those you do every once in a while