The Weekly Review for the Most Productive Week
1. Block Time
I complete my weekly review either Sunday evening or early Monday morning. Pick a time that will work consistently in your schedule.
2. Record What Worked
I don’t have an issue remembering what didn’t work, so I discipline myself to write down what did work last week. That way, I recognize strengths.
3. Review Goals
I do a full read of the annual goals I created at the beginning of the year, so I know where I am headed.
4. Determine Next Actions
I decide the next action for each annual goal to advance me closer.
5. Flag 3-5 Actions
I pick the 3-5 actions (fewer is better) than I will commit to complete this week. I leave the rest of them for another week.
6. Remove Flags from Last Week
If there are still ﬂagged items remaining from last week (often the case) I remove them if they are not already on this week’s list. This is an administrative step.
7. Review Projects in OmniFocus
I review all my projects in OmniFocus* for important tasks that might need to be added to the week.
8. Review Habits and Set Focus
I review my daily habits on Coach.me for the last week to see where I did well and where I fell short. Then, I pick a focus habit for the week so I can realign with one I’ve been missing. I write it on my oﬃce board.
9. Review Calendar for 14 Days
Looking ahead to just this week isn’t good enough and I won’t think to look to the following week until Friday. Reminding myself to do this is key.
10. Review Tasks for 7 Days
I review all my tasks in the OmniFocus* forecast view, just to be sure I’m aware of busier days ahead.
11. Block Time
I schedule or block time that I need to be doing something (like a client meeting) if not already booked. I work hard to minimize this to only things I must do at a certain time.
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