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Do you find yourself wishing you had more time to devote to the things that are really important to you? Chances are it’s not actually a lack of time that’s the problem, it’s how you approach it. Join us as Brooks and Mike break down how to change your mindset so that you can plan and execute your perfect week. Implementing small tweaks to your weekly planning process can help you make significant steps towards your ideal future, and in this episode we’ll teach you 3 key steps to planning your perfect week, explain what tasks you should schedule on your calendar, and show you how to get back on track when things don’t go exactly according to plan.

Cheat Sheet

  • Why you MUST schedule the things that you actually want to get done [1:33]
  • The real reason why time (not money) is your most precious commodity [4:38]
  • Visualization exercise you can use to picture your perfect week [5:47]
  • Step-by-step exercise to execute your perfect week [11:43]
  • Different ways to figure out what your are currently spending your time on [12:47]
  • The importance of telling your time where to go and why every hour needs a job [17:29]
  • Why you need to write down what you want to get done on your calendar [22:37]
  • The reason why the most important things to you NEED to go on your calendar first [26:13]
  • How Brooks implemented these strategies to start DocumentSnap while working a corporate job [30:36]
  • Why scheduling “thinking time” in order to disconnect is so important [34:12]
  • How to create time for personal development even when you are super-busy [39:36]
  • What to do when things don’t go according to plan (hint: Don’t panic!) [43:00]


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Last Updated: April 2, 2024

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  1. I’m usually 100% on board with you guys but you lost me a little on this one. The weekly time calculation is skewed toward the single white male. Women and people with children have many, many more demands on their time and their calculations will therefore leave much less “free” time. Perhaps you could consider running a time calculation that includes an extra two hours per workday for getting ready for work and bedtime, school pickup & chauferring to activities, and negotiating with five-year-olds for extra screen time, candy, or just eating your broccoli for the love of all things holy.

  2. you mentioned you were going to show us how you set up your paper calendar to reflex the 12 week a year approach. Where might i be able to find this.

    thanks for the great advise and productivity hacks.



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