Don’t just get more done, Do more of what matters in your life.
Your life is super busy. You certainly have no problem finding things to do.
There are literally hundreds of books, programs and “productivity coaches” out there to teach you how to get things done, manage your time and be more productive.
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However, I’m a firm believer that doing more for the sake of doing more is not only a waste of time but a huge mistake.
No, you want to do more of what matters in your life. And you want to do it while still enjoying all the blessings God has shared with you.
An Engaged Marriage Approach to Getting Things Done
In the first post in this series, we talked about the amazing opportunity you have to enhance your quality of life and your marriage through a specific, but simple, approach to self improvement.
Then earlier this week, I shared how this same approach literally transformed my life and my relationship with my wife Bethany, and then we began to refine it and teach it to friends and then private coaching clients with great success.
Today, I want to briefly share with you why this system, which I affectionately call “Time to Thrive” (formerly Go Improve Yourself!), works especially well for busy couples and exactly how you can take advantage of it in your life.
If you’ve been around Engaged Marriage for a while, you know that this community is all about living intentionally and making your marriage a top priority in what is surely a very full and busy life. We often present ideas that you can use in just 15 minutes or less to spark some romance, improve your financial situation or ramp up the intimacy with your spouse (and much more).
It’s really all about focusing on what’s most important and taking baby steps to make real progress towards your goals with only a small investment of your precious time.
So, let’s say you could only manage to invest 15-30 minutes a few times per week to achieve something important to you. What could you really accomplish in such a short time?
Here are just a few examples of REAL results that have been enjoyed by me and my clients using the exact system I’m going to share with you below:
- Paid off over $1,000 of debt in the first month – and then paid off $54,500 over three years to become debt free
- In less than 30 days, transformed the quality of communication in their marriage to go from feeling like sterile roommates to feeling passionately in love again.
- Began exercising regularly and feeling full of energy in just a few weeks, and kept up the momentum to lose over 30 pounds in 90 days – and kept it off for over a year and counting.
- Created a new online side business that turned a profit the first month and has since generated four figures a month on a very part-time basis.
Keep in mind that each of these goals were identified after the process was started (during Step 1) based on an initial questionnaire that helps clarify the first and top priority to address.
This short self-assessment can often be life-changing itself as you think about the six key areas of your life – Financial, Physical, Family, Spiritual, Social, and Career – and choose where to start.
And if you think that finding even 15 minutes is a tall order, then you’ll love what we have in store for you. Go Improve Yourself won’t just help you find clarity on what’s most important and lay out a specific plan to get it, but it will show you how to find the time and motivation to make it happen.
The Hard Truth about Accomplishing What You Want
The reality is that achieving the biggest goals in your life requires two equally important things:
- An awesome plan
- Actually DOING the plan
You wanna know where most people fail? That would be point #2.
I’m sure you can think of (*ahem*) a few New Year’s resolutions that didn’t quite get resolved. You had great intentions, and I’m sure your goals were very achievable.
But you probably didn’t have a solid plan for success, and you ultimately failed to actually do what was required.
It’s time for that to change.
Introducing “Time to Thrive: Time Management & Goal Achievement that Will Work for YOU”
I will share all of the details about Time to Thrive next week when we open the doors and welcome in 50 members that I will personally be leading to new levels of success in 2013.
In a nutshell, this is a small, private group coaching program for those looking to achieve new levels of success in 2013.
I will lead you through the creation of a success plan for the year, help you select the one big goal you want to accomplish first, and then work alongside you to kick start your progress for the first 30 days.
Your focus can be in any area of your life: marriage, career, finances, fitness, spiritual life or anything else. The key is that you WILL see results in an area that’s important to YOU in our 30 days together.
The program will follow the 5 step achievement process I outlined previously:
1. Assess & Choose
2. The Big Why
3. Get SMART
4. Master Your Time
5. Do It for Life
Immediately upon joining, I’ll send you a quick-and-simple guide to review where you are right now and help you choose the area of your life you’d most like to improve first. You can do this at your own pace over the Christmas holiday since we won’t officially start until the first week of January (and if you already know where you want to focus, then you’re all set).
We’ll then spend a week on each of the final four steps. Each week, I’ll share action-oriented worksheets for you to complete, and then we’ll have a group coaching call once per week where I will teach you first-hand and then answer ANY and ALL questions you have.
These calls will sometimes include guest experts, and they will always be fun and focused on making sure you succeed. Every call will be recorded as well, so if you can’t make it, you can listen at your leisure.
In addition to the action guides, worksheets and no-holds-barred live weekly calls, you’ll also have access to a private discussion area. Inside, you can ask questions and get answers right away from me and your fellow members. This is a fantastic way to stay accountable, excited and inspired!
[NOTE: This program has been refined and modified so you can join at any time and progress at your own pace. You can check out the all-new Time to Thrive right here!]
By the end of January, you’ll be well on your way to accomplishing your first big goal of 2013 – and you’ll have all the tools and confidence to ensure you make 2013 the absolute best year of your life!
By the way, I’m going to complete Time to Thrive right alongside you. I’ll be spending the holidays choosing my own area of focus, and I’ll share my success actions each week on our calls and in our private member’s area. I want to not only tell you but SHOW you how to make it happen.
I’d love to hear from you about how this plan could help you most. In the comments section of this blog post, tell me…
- Why you think Time to Thrive (formerly Go Improve Yourself) can help you improve your life and your marriage in 2013 and beyond.
Are You Ready to Enjoy More Quality Time?
I am excited to let you know that our new course “Time to Thrive” is now available for you! You can click here to go check out all the details for yourself and get signed up to learn how you can enjoy an extra hour of quality time each day.