Accomplish More Daily - Plan Ahead

Last Update: September 14, 2016

Here is another great article from the Tony Robbins Team that I would like to share.


Stop putting off your dreams – your life’s mission– because you don’t feel you have enough time. Become the most productive person you know.

As Dale Carnegie said, “An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.” It may seem counterintuitive to spend time planning, when time feels scarce already. However, the time you spend planning will allow you to accomplish your work more efficiently and make your dreams a reality.

In order to maximize productivity “chunk” your to do list. Take your various action items and group them together, orienting them toward a common outcome and result. Simply put, chunking is the process of turning more into less!

Try this strategy for optimum results:

  • Set aside an hour at the beginning of every week to just think and plan out your week.
  • Write down what you accomplished in the previous week that you’re proud of. Write down what you were unable to accomplish.
  • Prioritize what needs to be done this week. Find ways to be more efficient.
  • Chunk those items together!
  • Put away all your distractions and truly focus on how you can make your upcoming week more manageable.
  • As soon as you complete a key task or objective, reward yourself!

Thanks for checking out this blog post everyone and here's to your accomplishments; past, present and future :)

- Rick

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KelseyLim Premium
Hi Rick, Yes, planning let you look at the big picture so that you can priorities and take productive action. Before the days of GPS, we look at road or city map to identify shortest or the least traffic route to our destination. It always pay to plan before we take action. Planning is mental energy while take action is physical energy. Mental energy is cheaper and faster than physical energy. [Kelsey]
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RickElm Premium
Totally agree Kelsey :) thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog post
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KelseyLim Premium
Enjoy reading them. Looking for more to come. [Kelsey]
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NRosales Premium
Thank you for the organization tip, it will make life more easy when you have the list.
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RickElm Premium
Thanks for stopping by Nerses :)
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Happy12 Premium
Thank you for the motivation, I struggle half the time. It helps a lot!
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RickElm Premium
You are welcome Elizabeth but Tony Robbins is the man to thank...I am just sharing some of his tips for a happy and productive life :)
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Lbath5 Premium
Love this idea. Thank you
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RickElm Premium
Thanks for stopping by Linda :)
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JeanBrickley Premium
Thank you. Love the chunking idea. Planning is importamt.
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RickElm Premium
Planning is important for sure Jeannie...without some planning to move forward we are just standing still. Thanks for stopping by :)
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drjec Premium
This looks like a good system. I think emails have caused a lot of people to stop planning. Thanks for the post.
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RickElm Premium
I agree James...emails (or technology in general) can destroy a productive day in no time. Thanks for stopping by :)
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EricKarch1 Premium
Great advice, thanks Rick!
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RickElm Premium
Tony Robbins has some great ideas to make our lives more productive Eric :) thanks for stopping by
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JudeP Premium
Chunking is a great idea Rick, thank you :)
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RickElm Premium
Thanks for checking out my blog post Jude :)
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LizPB Premium
Great idea! Thanks for sharing Rick ;-)
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RickElm Premium
Your welcome and thanks for stopping by Liz :)
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MKearns Premium
clustering by chunking is a great idea.
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RickElm Premium
I think so too Michael :)
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LinDash01 Premium
Thanks for that Rick. Great post.
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RickElm Premium
Thanks Linda :)
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StepChook Premium
I like the concept of chunking - it serves as a kind of index which is easier to deal with.
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RickElm Premium
It sure does Stephen...I am trying to adapt this into my daily life more and more :)
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onmyownterms Premium
Great post, thanks for sharing
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RickElm Premium
Thanks for stopping by and having a read Mel :)
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome.
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