High Performance Planner Review

High Performance Planner Review

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a video from author Brendon Burchard, about his new “High Performance “Planner,” and was moved to purchase it immediately. This planner has immensely increased my productivity, as well as my daily sense of accomplishment. There are several reasons for this:

  1. Daily Prompts to Jumpstart the Day – The planner is designed to begin each day by responding to a series of prompts such as, “One action I could take today to demonstrate excellence or real value is…,” and, “Someone who needs me on my A-game is…” For me, this helps me define the “why’s” behind my given tasks. This has given me the extra boost needed to stay on task throughout the day.
  2. Defining of Top Three Tasks – Between pastoring a church, continuing my education, owning and running a business, and being a father and husband, I often feel as if I am drowning in tasks. Most of the time, I don’t even know where to begin to chip away at my to-do list. This being said, it is important to remember that not all tasks are of equal importance. The planner is designed in a way that gets the user to define each day’s top 3 goals/priorities. These are the non-negotiables that must be done. At the end of the day, if these tasks are complete, I feel a sense of accomplishment, even though I may have other (non-urgent) tasks, still lurking in the dark.
  3. Nightly Reflection Questions – Many times I go to bed without really considering what I actually accomplished for the day. This planner ends the day like it begins: with a series of prompts that encourage reflection of what you accomplished that day. This is the closest I have come to consistent journaling and I love it! I actually tend to stay on task more during the day, because I know I am going to have to face my accomplishments and/or failures each evening.

I highly recommend trying the The High Performance Planner. It is only $14.99 on Amazon. I believe it is well worth the investment!

Chris May
chrismay@myrealchurch.org
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