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Timeblock Session Template

A timeblock session is a simple system we can implement on a weekly basis that prompts us to check in on our goals and plans.

Remember the three-step system of success: plan, do, review?

A timeblock session is review and plan; reviewing the previous week and planning the upcoming week.

Below is a template for your weekly timeblock session. Take what’s useful for ya, forget the rest, and add in your own flare, making it your own personalized system 🙂

Timeblock Session Template

  1. Review all written plans
  2. Review Life Map + set Weekly Goals
  3. Plan workouts for the week
  4. Update calendar for the week
  5. Review needed fixes
  6. Update Impossible List
10 Minutes to Inbox Zero
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10 Minutes to Inbox Zero

Let’s clear out your digital mail box!

If you can relate to having thousands of emails in your inbox, we may just have to do a clean break using the 10 Minutes to Inbox Zero rule, it goes as follows:

  1. deal with all email that arrived within the last 48 hours
  2. create a folder called Old Emails
  3. move ALL of the emails sitting in your inbox into the Old Emails folder
  4. YAY, now you’re starting fresh at Inbox Zero

I love this system because it’s quick, I can keep my old emails in case I need to go back to them, all while getting a fresh start with an empty inbox.

And now that we have that fresh start, we just gotta keep up with it.

STAR, FILE, FORWARD, DELETE is a system you can use to manage all future emails.

STAR: in Gmail, you can star an email – I use this feature when an email requires me to take action. If the to-do takes 5 minutes or less I try to get it done during email time. If the to-do takes more than 5 minutes, I schedule it in my calendar to get done at a later date & time.

FILE: creating folders can be super helpful to organize emails you wish to keep. Projects, properties, clients, (insert any topic here).

FORWARD: think twice before forwarding an email.

DELETE: goodbye spam, junk, and all the like (unsubscribe from subscriptions as you go).

Other fun email management tips to help you be a more productive and happy individual:

Unsubscribe to newsletters that don’t bring you joy or flood your inbox (multiple emails a day/week). Narrow your list down to your top 3 newsletters who provide value in a short email once a week / month.

Turn off all email notifications (remember: email isn’t a form of urgent communication).

Limit how many times you check your email per day (try 3: morning, noon, and night).

source: 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by Kevin Kruse

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Impossible List

Ever hear of an Impossible List?

The Impossible List is an ever-evolving list of experiences that build upon each other and inspire you to take action in life; to create new experiences.

It’s different from a bucket list because when you complete an Impossible List goal, you replace it with a new one.

Let’s say you have a goal to run a mile for 7 days…

You complete that goal, and replace it with a goal to run for 31 days in a row, and so on.

To start, choose a few life categories ie. Health, Fitness, Finance, Personal.

Under each category, list one thing that you’d like to do or accomplish one day – go as big as you want.

Now you have an Impossible List!

Take action and refer back to this list on a weekly basis, adjusting it as needed.

Bonus miles: use your Impossible List to create goals for your Life Map.

You can find my Impossible List here – which is, of course, ever-evolving.

I got the idea of creating my own Impossible List from Thomas Frank, who got his idea from Joel Runyon, who created the world’s first impossible list and defined the difference between it & a regular bucket list.

If the idea of an Impossible List inspires you, I encourage you to make your own…

It has been super powerful for me and I’m just getting started!