Does the thought of planning fill you with dread? When you do force yourself to plan, do you realize at the end of the day that you never actually looked at your list? If so, it could be time to step out from behind all of the project management software, notebooks, and to-do lists and participate in some naked planning. What do I mean by naked planning? Invite another person into the process of planning your days to keep you accountable.
Why? The most successful people I know acknowledge what’s hard for them and then put the right support in place to help them achieve their goals. By baring your planning to someone else, you can get over your embarrassment and frustration about what you’re doing (or not doing) and get the right things done.
Discover the 3 keys to doing this effectively in my article on 99U: Naked Planning.
Creating the right kind of accountability plays a huge role in your productivity. By enlisting someone else to keep you honest, you can reduce your resistance to the process and dramatically increase your output. Remember: You don’t have to work alone.
About Real Life E®
Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E® a time coaching and training company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished through an exclusive Schedule Makeover™ process. She is an expert on achieving more success with less stress. Real Life E® also increases employee productivity, satisfaction and work/life balance through custom training programs.
McGraw Hill published her first book The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success with Less Stress. Elizabeth contributes to blogs like Lifehacker, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and the 99U blog on productivity for creative professionals. She was selected as one of the Top 25 Amazing Women of the Year by Stiletto Woman.