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4 Fatal Productivity Flaws

It’s the most common question I’ve heard since opening enrollment for the Build Your Dream Week Summit…

“Why will this be ANY different?”

You’ve tried the apps. You’ve tried time blocking. You’ve tried a dozen different routines and systems for getting your calendar under control.

And yet you still struggle to dedicate time throughout the week to the most important stuff in your life. The distractions, pointless meetings, and random busywork still manage to slow your progress on the things that actually matter.

Why will this work when everything else has failed to move the needle?

To show you, I want to talk about WHY productivity systems fail in the first place.

There are four specific reasons, and we’ve designed the Build Your Dream Week Summit to counteract all of them.

Failure Point #1: The system is too complex.

If your system is overly complex, you’re more likely to spend time tweaking it (or avoiding it) than…ya know…actually doing the work.

During the summit, you’ll develop an extraordinarily simple system for planning (and executing) your week that doesn’t involve complicated workflows or overly rigid frameworks.

It’s scalable and reliable, even with all the messiness of real life.

Failure Point #2: The system relies on too many tools (or on a specific, expensive tool).

Yeah, I love tools… Apps. Planners. Journals. Pens… You name it, I’ve bought it, tinkered with it, and blogged about it.

But each tool inside a task management system is a potential failure point. Another bucket where things can get forgotten or overlooked.

This is the opposite of how we’ll approach things during the Build Your Dream Week Summit. My goal is to simplify your approach to planning and day-to-day task management rather than add to it or lock you into a specific tool.

By the end, you’ll have a system that easily adapts to new tools as your preferences and work style evolve.

Failure Point #3: The system has too much friction.

Your system has to be as easy as possible to get started and keep going.

An effective system will remove barriers instead of creating them.

We’ll work on specific things you can do to simplify your “start-up routine” when it comes to weekly and daily planning.

Failure Point #4: The system is too high level and not practical.

If you start the day with a notecard of your three most important tasks and they are something like “Update website for 2024,” you’re in trouble.

That’s not a task; that’s a big project with multiple steps. You’ll be spending time deciding what you should do and when, instead of just doing.

As much as possible, break down projects into the smallest tasks possible, and create those tasks as concrete actions.

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Are you ready to finally get more meaningful work done on a weekly basis?

I designed the Build Your Dream Week Summit to help you not only avoid these four major failure points, but also create a system that is uniquely suited to your preferred style of planning and work.

This live, online coaching experience is for you if…

  • You want to get an in-depth look at our best productivity workflows and more.
  • You’ve read a productivity book or two and had trouble applying the rigid methodology to your day-to-day life.
  • You’re not an organized person, but would like to have a few tricks up your sleeve to help you stay on top of your to-do list (at work and/or at home).
  • Your to-do list overfloweth. You’ve got too much to do, not enough time to do it, and a general feeling of overwhelm when you look at your list of things to do.
  • You have multiple areas of life to manage (work, home, personal side projects, etc.) and you’re not sure how to organize them.
  • You find systems to be annoying, but know that you need a better way to stay on top of your tasks.
  • You want to ensure the important things you need to do are not falling through the cracks.
  • Most of your day is filled with busywork rather than meaningful work.
  • You struggle to manage all the incoming tasks that come your way.

If you thrive in community settings with built-in accountability and scheduled milestones, you’re going to love it.

The summit kicks off next Tuesday, so now’s the time to join!

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