Your 12 Week Year

Take a look at the calendar...

When you strip away the major holidays there's really only about 12 weeks left in the year.

So my question to you...

What does success look like in the next 12 weeks?

Can you get more done in these next 12 weeks than most people can in an entire year?

That's my goal. 

I'm going to challenge you and help you, to create a plan for these next 12 weeks to accomplish more throughout the rest of 2017 than you normally would in an entire year. 

The concept of the 12 week year is to think of every 12 weeks as a year, and each week as a month. 

The drives the urgency that every week you have to take massive action to get things done. 

So, it actually starts with the bigger picture. 

Think out three years from now...

What's your vision?

Where do you want to be?

Who are you with?

What are you doing?

How do you look and feel?

All of that is documented in your three-year vision. 

Then, each 12 week year is just a micro breakdown to move you that much closer to your vision. 

So, 12 weeks left in the year, what are the big things you want to accomplish?

I challenge you to pick things from each spoke in the wheel of life.

Also, pick things that are a bit of a stretch that you'll have to challenge yourself, but not too far out in left field that you'd just be setting yourself up for failure. 

So, maybe your 12 week year looks something like this. 

  • Drop 3 pant sizes
  • Add $1500 to my savings
  • Go on one family vacation

The big three. 

If we're hanging out on New Year's Eve, if these three things happened, you'd be happy with how the last 12 weeks went. 

You come up with your 3-5 big things you want to accomplish in the next 12 weeks. 

From there, under each big thing, you're going to write down the weekly action items required for each one. 

For example...

Big Thing: Drop 3 Pant Sizes

  • Keep my calories to 1200 calories each day (8400 weekly total)
  • Workout 3x per week (36 total workouts in the 12 weeks)
  • Get 7 hours of sleep (49 hours each week)

The importance of the 3-5 weekly action items is it takes a goal and forces you to think about what are the action items required to make that goal happen. 

Keep them short, condensed, and measurable so you know exactly what success looks like. 

Follow this outline and make the next 12 weeks and the rest of 2017 your most productive yet. 

For each category of life develop a 12 week year outline.

Mentally, start to think about everything as 12 week years, that now puts the urgency to treating each week like a month, and you'll be that much more productive and successful at accomplishing your goals. 

We'll be sitting here toasting to 2018 before you know it...

The next 12 weeks will go by no matter what...

Few of you will actually take the time to map out and write down your next 12 weeks, but those that do I can guarantee success. 

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling

PS: I'll be back tomorrow with Kim's weekly guest post :)