The pyramids of Egypt have lasted for more than 3,000 years because a pyramid is so structurally sound. In order to create life plans that are equally indestructible, we recommend you use the Productivity Pyramid. As you learn about the Productivity Pyramid, you’ll discover how to give your goals and plans a firm foundation that will help motivate you to complete the things that truly matter. In this video you’ll learn:
- How to determine what you value most, and why it’s so important to base all of your goals around the things that you truly value.
- How to set goals that stick.
- The importance of Weekly Planning, and how to tie your weekly plans to your goals.
- And how ten minutes of daily planning can save you several hours each week.
See what one of our clients has to say about his Franklin Planner:
“I started using the Franklin Planner when I was in College in 1990. When I got my first package in the mail, it came with some training on a cassette tape. That training has stuck with me throughout my career—not just my work career, but my family career as a father and provider.
“The one thing that influenced me most has been the emphasis on goal setting, which then contributes to the prioritization of one’s daily, weekly, monthly, and annual activities. To effectively prioritize, we must first have a vision of our “why”. As Simon Sinek has so emphasized, most people know how to do what they do and what the result will be, but too few have a vision of why they are doing it. Without knowing your “why”, you will not succeed in the long game. Once you have that goal fixed in your everyday thought process, it drives all the tasks you perform or delegate to others.
“Computers, smart-phones, and the internet have created a global virtual world. As a result, many of the new generation have lost contact with the paper and pen. However, I have come to learn that the pen and paper are still just as essential today as they were before the virtual world. My Franklin Planner is still important to me and has become much more powerful as I have learned to harness it to that virtual world.
“One of my primary goals for keeping records in my planner was to benefit my future posterity. To preserve these records, I have been scanning my handwritten Franklin Planner archives to digitize them. In doing so I have read many of my past entries. As I have been considering present obstacles in my world, I have come to realize that my journal archive is just as valuable to me now as I hope it will be to my future posterity. It has been amazing what I have forgotten! And because I kept a journal, I have my old self to talk to now. Reading my journal entries has renewed my commitment to keep my journal up to date and make it part of my daily, monthly, and annual planning.
“The daily planning and execution of things I did in the past are providing lessons in hazard identification and risk management for my future. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” The Roman Philosopher Seneca stated, “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” I firmly believe that my Franklin Day Planner has prepared me to succeed.”
Brian has been a devoted Franklin Planner user since 1990 and uses his planner for both personal and professional events in his life. He especially loves the record keeping aspect of planning and uses his planner as a journal.