Jason Kumpf Daily Planning
Daily planning of one’s activities is a very help way to accomplish more, quickly.
As a student of Benjamin Franklin and General Eisenhower, I am somewhat compulsive about my daily planning. Not that I always do it, or accomplish everything, buy more often than not, I spend time each morning determining what I want to do that day and put it in my calendar.
I feel that you should not try to plan out every minute of the day (or at least that hasn’t worked for me) but try to have 1 to 10 main goals for the day, have time in your calendar to accomplish them, but have some buffer time as well. Some days (Monday and Tuesday for me), I can hunker down 12-16 hours and just check off lots of tasks all day, usually either deep work and or simple check list stuff. Wednesday is usually a creative projects day and Thursday and Friday are more meeting and communication focused.
I try to tell myself every morning; Jason Kumpf, this is your priority for the day, and then be grateful for that priority.
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