Productivity Hack: The 53-Minute Master Plan

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar, author See You at the Top

I’m always looking for productivity hacks – more efficient ways to run anything – from strategic planning and training and education programs to 360 reviews – and I’ve created a new one to share with you. It’s about creating your Master Plan in an hour or less.

Even though we all know good planning is a vital step to being productive and successful, most people have a time carving out the time to do it. So I created this one for the module we teach on Planning and Productivity.

Our Master Plan framework is a spectacular, concise document that integrates every important area of Work, Self and Life, as well as core values and sweet spots.

It gets to the heart of what you want to achieve in life and what really matters, how to be twice as good in three years, your goals for the year and an execution plan to get you there.

In our Planning and Productivity session, we walked participants through the two-page document and gave them between 60 and 120 seconds to complete each section.

In less than half an hour, we had completed a reflection of a whole year – greatest accomplishments and learnings, Passion Ratios and Goals, and what needed to change – and had created a Master Plan for Work, Self and Life. The Quarterly plan for short term goals was then completed in another 20-ish minutes.

Of course, in a one-on-one setting you can do a more thorough, concise job – I’ve done it in 53 minutes.

– or you can spend a day on it.

The information is already in your head so it’s about taking the time to focus on what’s most important to you, to crystallize your thoughts, and then you can get into action to bring your plan to life.

When you dedicate time to sit still, you can do amazing work, with great clarity in a very short time.

The Challenge

  • If you want to do this on your own, complete the template in Chapter17 of Your Oxygen Mask First or download it here
  • If it helps, grab a buddy to do it with you.
  • Set the clock and focus. Just make sure your Master Plan gets done.


Join Us for the FREE 53-Minute Master Plan Webinar:

Tuesday June 25, 2019 at 12:00pm PT

One-hour webinar – recorded

Can’t make the live event? Register and we’ll send you a link to the webinar recording to watch at your convenience.

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If you want help with one of our coaches, we guarantee a reasonable draft in under an hour – and can provide additional support every month to keep you on track.