How To Accomplish Your Dream Life, Wrap Up

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It’s mid-April as I write this and I am thinking over what I have done this year, where I am with my life, and how much further I need to go this year.

Have you done the same yet?

The Dream Life series was meant to be a framework for getting things done in your life, as it is only through action that we get what we desire.

I took the best lessons from:

  • Getting Things Done
  • Agile Results
  • Eat That Frog
  • Pomodoro’s and Time boxing
  • Various tips and tricks I found online

and combined them into this series. Not as a way for you to schedule your day or week, but as a framework to help you build the life you want to live.

As a wrap up, here are the most important summary notes from each post in the series:

Part 1

  • Write down what it is you need to change in your life.
  • Determine your ultimate goals.
  • Map out on paper the multiple steps needed to reach those goals.

Part 2

  • Create A “Do Not Do List”.
  • Focus on 3 steps daily, weekly, monthly that get you to your goals.

Part 3

  • Map out every hour of your day.
  • Time box your tasks within a Pomodoro.
  • Focusing on large tasks first.
  • Having a routine.

Part 4

  • The important of organization with tools.
  • What tools I use to help me with my Dream Life.

Part 5

  • The importance of weekly reviews.
  • Course correction.
  • Mapping out next steps in your goals.

It’s important to remember that there is no 1 system that works for everyone. This is what simply works for me and lots of other people I have helped on my email list and this blog.

By combining the best of several productivity frameworks, I wanted to make my system as adaptable to as many people as possible.

So, Tell Me About You

Where are you at in your journey? What issues seems to routinely come up in your life?

What do you think is preventing you from living your Dream Life today?

It’s important to remember that you must start with whatever is your most important goal in life and work backwards. Once you can plan out the steps needed you have to become laser focused on the steps within that goal.

Leave your comments below with what your issues and life goals are and I will see if I can provide some clarity.

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Hi! I'm Jason Brown and I’m a 36 year old digital marketing intrapreneur living in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky. I've been involved with the Internet since 1996 and have personally made millions online with my creative marketing tactics and persistence. I blog about marketing, money, and motivation. Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment

  1. Niko   •  

    I have been experimenting with this system since I read about it.

    Here are some of the things I have learned along the way.

    1. By scheduling your day in advance everyday it creates a routine by itself. I now have a template that I use everyday. The template has a lot of the habits I am trying to implement. Having them there everyday at the same time just forces me to keep them in mind
    2. It’s better to setup your schedule on hour increments. If you want to do two things you can mark both of them at the same hour.
    3. Sometimes it’s better to write “do errant” or “work on one item in your todo list” than the specific to do you have in mind. This probably has to do with my persona life. A lot of times I have to react in dynamic situations. I found myself get frustrated that I was not able to do one thing I had planned but then realized I had done another because of X reason. So at times I leave things open ended. Having a place holder I can ask myself “what is the next best thing I can do?” or “what is the one thing I can do right now that will make the biggest difference?
    4. You will mess up your schedule no matter how many times you schedule things
    5. What’s better than a schedule? A full day plan? This has been increasing in size slowly but my template now has things I want to do when I want to wake up (morning ritual), my top 3 of the day, my day schedule, my actual time tracking where I can mark pomodoros, personal reminders / motivation, todo that is not top3, challenges (this is my not to do in question form…like did you work on your goals first before slacking off?), a health section to keep track of nutrition / going to the gym and finally an end of day part where I can reflect on what I have done / do a mini reflection of my day and a journal section where I can write my thoughts
    6. For new things it’s better to create goals that are just habits not outcomes. I always have had an issue with creating outcomes I can never reach….it leads to frustration. So instead I have been trying to focus on building habits. Instead of saying for this month I want X unique visitors to my site, I have written down “update your site everyday for 30 days”

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