The 3 by 3’s of Progress

Key Takeaways

  • When we get distracted from our goals in life, it’s important to have a system to help us continually progress.
  • There are three simple sets to use to help you progress: Goals, Types of Days, and Action Items.
  • When tackling important items for the day, always start with the hardest item first thing in the morning.

Have you ever watched a toddler run around from place to place? They have a temper tantrum, get up, get really focused on something, then jump and run somewhere else. Sometimes you see adults do the same thing! It’s hilarious except when it happens to me, I don’t like that at all!

So, I am going to give you three simple sets of ways to do three things that will give you continual progress throughout your whole life.

First set – Goals

What is it that you want to get done a year from today? Set down that goal for a year from now. Next, back that down to the next 90 days. That first 90 days is what must happen to get to that one year goal. Finally, break it down to the next 30 days. For those first 30 days coming up, what are the key actions or activities for the different things you are doing and projects that must be done to meet those goals.

Second set – Types of Days

The first type of day is the free day. This is where you take your free time, where you rejuvenate yourself. You want to schedule those out two to three weeks in advance every week. The second type of day is the key action day. This is where you take those 30-day actions from your goals planning, and put those all on that day to give you a flow necessary to have a powerful, productive, and successful day. The last type of day is the preparatory day. On this day, you get ready for the other two kinds of days by scheduling activities and things that need to be done to prepare for those days.

Third set – Action Items

This set is arguably the most important because this is where the execution takes place. On each day, there are three things you want to get done, the three most important things. Put the hardest one to accomplish first thing in the morning, and the other two important items will be a lot easier to tackle as the day goes on.

These sets will fully support where you are going and give you progress continually through your whole life. This is adapted from The Strategic Coach® from The Entrepreneurial Time System®* and other areas that they’ve taught me and other successful entrepreneurs. Check them out at and see if you qualify to become part of that coaching program.

Until next time, enjoy!

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