How the Right Planner Turns Ambition into Action
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s common to hear that there simply “isn’t enough time” to achieve all of our goals. In fact, over 40% of American adults say they lack the time to do the things they want. Even the most driven professionals face persistent challenges in balancing work, family, hobbies, and other areas of life – and just as importantly, bringing their best to each one.
The true problem, however, isn’t a shortage of hours in the day.It’s a widespread set of obstacles to making the most of them. The challenges we will look at here keep us from reaching our full potential, from taking on new challenges, and from turning thoughts into real-world actions. In short, they keep us from getting things done.
What Does Getting Things Done Really Mean – and What’s Blocking You from Doing it?
To identify the solution, we need to step back and reflect on what “getting things done” is really about. This concept isn’t about checking items off your list faster. Rather, it’s about doing more of what matters most to you – and doing so in a way that supports your unique lifestyle, career, priorities, and overall well-being.
With the right facts, tools, and support, getting things done (and done right) is well within reach. The process begins with understanding three of the biggest hurdles to creating a more focused and fulfilling life.
- 1. An ever-growing list of tasks creates an ongoing cycle of stress
According to a 2017 Gallup study, 8 in 10 Americans experience stress every day, with work being the largest contributing factor. Work-related stress puts everything from our professional performance to our relationships to our physical health at risk.Until recently, however, no planner system on the market has taken new strides toward addressing it.
Worrying about uncompleted tasks and unclear next steps can quickly pull you out of the present moment, keeping you from fully engaging in the activity at hand. Therefore, ironically, the professionals who are most committed to excelling in multiple areas may find themselves with less energy, focus, and attention to put toward their goals.
- 2. Staying focused in today’s hyper-stimulating world is a constant battle against distractions.
Though technology plays a pivotal role in helping us get things done, the 24/7 nature of emails, texts, and social media notifications has familiar drawbacks. Digital distractions vie for our attention all day long. Aglobal study showed that 35% of workers check their email and IM every three minutes or less, and only 18% can go more than 20 minutes without being interrupted by digital communication.
A busy lifestyle comes with a non-stop flow of responsibilities and opportunities.It can feel impossible to keep them all recorded, prioritized, and broken down into actionable steps. With hundreds of tasks in motion at once, each with different levels of urgency and importance, determining what needs the most attention can feel like a daunting task in itself.Particularly because traditional planners assign equal weight across the board.
- 3. Many of us have habits that do not align with our goals – but aren’t sure how to change them.
We are all the sum of our habits over a long period of time.After all, about 40% of our daily activities are performed each day in almost the same situations. Habits are therefore at the heart of success – and though it may not seem like it on the surface, even the most inspiring professionals have had to work on improving theirs.
Many kinds of conscious and unconscious actions hinder people from moving forward, whether it’s procrastinating, skipping exercise or giving in to feelings of self-doubt. Identifying these patterns, creating new ones, and adhering to them long-term takes motivation, commitment, and a planning system that supports you.
To overcome these challenges, professionals who think outside the box need a planner that does the same.
Today’s forward-thinking professionals are bursting at the seams with unique ideas and ambitions, and they know the right task management system is central to bringing them to life. These individuals have been seeking a planner that addresses the stress, distractions, and habits that have been holding them back – and with the Mindware system, they’ve finally found it.
How the Right Planner Empowers Professionals to Get Things Done
Putting the Mindware Edge to Work for Your Career and Life
A carefully selected planning system enables previously time-crunched professionals to make new strides toward their goals. Informed by the latest insights into productivity-related behavior, the Mindware agenda is more equipped than any planner on the market to help customers overcome the three barriers we just discussed.
Ready to enhance the way you get things done? Here’s what to look for in your new planning system:
- 1. A design that’s updated for the real needs of real doers
Like our customers, we know old practices simply can’t solve new problems. It’s for that reason that Mindware not just tweaked but completely re-engineered what a planner can do. Every element of the Mindware agenda and the whole-system approach that goes with it exists to target the three blockers we just discussed.
With a revolutionary, evidence-based design, featuring the six specialty pages you can read about on our Home Page, the Mindware system has evolved light-years beyond any other planner. And like the professionals we’re honored to support, we’re not satisfied to stop there.We’re always looking ahead to the next opportunity to improve.
The Mindware planner’s customer-focused features allow you to get things done by:
- ● Simplifying Prioritization: Quickly identify items that need your attention right away, monitor those that can wait, and determine the right course of action for both.
- ● Streamlining Your Search: By placing items into categories and identifying common keywords, the planner helps you find the information you need within seconds.
- ● Giving You Room to Grow: A structured, comprehensive, and refillable format provides the space and flexibility to accommodate even the busiest lifestyles.
- ● Keeping Habits Front and Center: The Frequent Activity & Habit Tracking page supports you in forming long-term behaviors that align with your goals.
- ● Alleviating Stress: There’s no feeling like the peace of mind that your many tasks are comprehensively recorded, managed and tracked.
- 2. The knowledge, skills and hands-on support to use the planner to the fullest
Our mission goes far beyond sending you a book and wishing you luck.We partner with you in making the most of this experience. Mindware stands apart for providing not only the planner itself but also a holistic task management system and the coaching to go with it.
Included in the price of our planner is our signature e-course, which will walk you through everything you need to know to start reaping the benefits of the Mindware system from day one. Your membership also includes virtual Q&A sessions and six months of dedicated email support should you have any questions about integrating the planner into your life.
- 3. Rapid impact: Start getting things done, fast
Once they have this knowledge, customers are excited to put it to use right away – and we’re here to help you do it. With Mindware, you’ll immediately start seeing impacts on your work and life. Your planner is shipped to you within 24 hours and you can start the e-course immediately. The agenda’s page inserts begin from the purchase date, meaning you don’t have to wait until the beginning of the year to begin using it.
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These and other benefits make the Mindware agenda a uniquely powerful tool for professional and personal growth. We’re so confident that you’ll experience a difference, that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
So what are you waiting for? Give our planner a try and see for yourself what our growing community of professionals loves about getting things done with Mindware.
- ● There are three main obstacles to getting things done: the stress created by busy schedules, the distractions of everyday life, and counter-productive habits.
- ● These challenges can be overcome by using a planner that reflects the real needs of today’s busy individuals.
- ● The Mindware agenda’s customer-centered design and approach provide added value and a clear, actionable path to success.