Are you spending to much time Planning for 2021?

With 2021 less than a week away, it’s safe to say most people are fucking PUMPED to leave 2020 in the rear-view mirror. Between The Rona, the job market, no sports, no social gatherings, no seeing grandparents, etc. who wouldn’t be excited about a year where things can only go up? That said, this is the time most start to plan out their goals in hopes of big changes to come. While planning is definitely important and can save you a ton of time and energy, one of the biggest things I’ve learned is that a lot of people (myself included) can take too much time planning and not enough time doing.

Planning can be fun for people. It’s where you start to paint the picture of your vision. It’s where you look at where your life is, where you want it to go, and you get to fill in the gaps that will help you get there. But too many people fall into this perpetual cycle of planning, where they plan, review the plan, restructure the plan when the find holes, and then audit again to find holes, and round and round they go while they neglect the single most important step that will get them to their goals – ACTION. I’ve been there!

Unfortunately, a lot of this has to do with what formal education teaches us. We’re looking for that “A+ Plan” so that if my plan is perfect, I can avoid any discomfort or embarrassment. News Flash: As soon as you start to implement your plan it’s going to get punched in the fucking mouth no matter what line of work you are in. 

Planning versus Action

This weeks topic is Planning vs Action and the importance of the two.  We discuss what percentage we feel should be put towards both in order to succeed toward your goals.  We talk in depth about paralysis by analysis and the Pareto Principal as they go hand in hand with this topic.

Listen to our Podcast on Planning vs Action HERE

So what do I need to know about planning? How much time do I spend on planning? How do I effectively plan? We’ve got you covered. Here are 3 questions to ask yourself before you get started with planning: 

  1. What have I done and how did it go? 
    1. We call this Retrospective Planning. The most significant leaps you will take in your planning come through auditing what you’ve done and figuring out what you can do better.  

  2. What’s my ONE Thing? 
  1. If you haven’t read The One Thing by Gary Keller, we suggest you do so immediately. In his book he has you ask yourself a very simple, yet profound question before you get your day/week/month/year started – “What’s the one thing I can do, such that by doing it everything else is easier or unnecessary?”
  2. This is THE most effective way to prioritize. Once you figure out your ONE Thing add it to the beginning of your plan, then ask the question again until your schedule is full. 

  3. How much time am I spending planning?
  4. We like to go with a 90:10 ratio. No more than 10% of your time should be spent planning. Here’s a template you can used based on a 40-hour work week.

                                                              i.      1 Hour every Sunday to plan your week ahead

                                                             ii.      15 minutes M-F before you start your day

                                                           iii.      15 minutes M-F before you end your day for Auditing (Retrospective Planning)

                                                           iv.      That’s a total of 3.5 hours per week. Save that extra 30-minutes each week to use at the end of each month where you’ll spend an 1-2 hours auditing your past month and planning the upcoming month 

One of the biggest lies we’re told growing up is that “Knowledge is power”, which is bullshit. Knowledge is completely useless without ACTION. APPLIED KNOWLEDGE is where the real power is. Yes, planning is important and it will help get us to where we want to go faster, but at the end of the day, if you’re spending all of your time on the sidelines measuring the track, analyzing the turf, and trying to predict the weather, you’re never going to get into the race.

Written by Matt Kresko!

This week the guys talk about Planning Versus Action and the importance of the two!

Often in the business and entrepreneurship world there is a large amount of time that is spent on planning towards your goal. Thoughts and ideas are put down in effort to try and achieve success. What if you never take action though? Can your goals be achieved or will they just be dreams that never became reality. On the flip side though, can you achieve your goals by taking action without plans? Most the time the answer is yes! You may fail or stumble along the way but odds are you will find success!

Planning versus Action

This weeks topic is Planning vs Action and the importance of the two.  We discuss what percentage we feel should be put towards both in order to succeed toward your goals.  We talk in depth about paralysis by analysis and the Pareto Principal as they go hand in hand with this topic.

On this episode the guys discuss what percentage they feel is correct in order to have the right amount of planning vs action. Matt also touches base on his Ennegram personality test that relates to how he plans, for more on that listen to our entire episode on it here!

We discuss Elon Musk “5 Minute Rule” in which he plans out his day in 5 minute time blocks the evening prior! This is coming from one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.

The Pareto Principal is also touched on in how the 80/20 rule affects the amount of time needed on planning vs taking action.

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This week on the Brofessional Development Podcast was joined by Emily Frisella! Emily is one of the leading female entrepreneurs in St. Louis, MO! Hard Work Knows No Gender!

On this episode Emily fills us in on her latest business venture The Paper and Plan Co. which just debuted this month along with her thoughts on female entrepreneurs!

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Also, the guys dig into a topic that is often overlooked with women in the business and entrepreneurial space, and that is how to overcome the mentality that females cannot be successful! On the podcast Emily drops a quote that will change a lot of views on this matter that you will not want to miss!

Finally, Emily shares her thoughts on something she has said before! Hard work knows no gender! Your work equals your results and respect! Emily brings it to our audience in a laid back and easy to approach way that makes this a must listen to episode!

Let us know your thoughts and send us an email with any comments! Please also send us guest requests for future episodes!

Emily Frisella – Hard Work Knows No Gender!

This week the Brofessional Development Podcast was joined by one of the leading female entrepreneurs!  Emily Frisella joined us this week to talk to us about her newest venture! She also filled us in on her thoughts about women in business and how to overcome the mentality that females cannot be successful.

This week on the Brofessional Development Podcast the guys discuss the topic of LUCK!

Luck

This week on the Brofessional Development Podcast the guys discuss the topic of LUCK! Can people create their own luck? If people can create good luck then they can create bad luck, right? The guys swap stories and relate to previous week topics such as Law of Attraction and other topics to give you an idea of how they all interact with each other!

Can people create their own luck? If people can create good luck then they can create bad luck, right?

The guys swap stories and relate to previous week topics such as Law of Attraction and other topics to give you an idea of how they all interact with each other!

Give us a listen and let us know your thoughts!

This week on the Brofessional Development Podcast the guys talk about COMMITMENT!

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So what are Commitment Issues?

They break down what does it mean to commit, is it possible to over commit, and when to say NO! Not only do they give you this, but they actually apply it to several real life situations that happened this week among the hosts as well. This not only gives you outline of each but also gives you a real life application to open your eyes to what commitment means!

What about 75Hard is new with the boys? Well do we have some BREAKING NEWS on this episode! We have had our first FAILURE among the group! You will not want to miss the guys talk about it this week as it is sure to make you laugh! While one victim has lost his battle we still have three guys who are going strong!

Commitment Issues

On this weeks episode of the Brofessional Development Podcast the guys talk about COMMITMENT!  They discuss what commitment means, is it possible to over commit, and when to say NO! The guys apply it to some real life examples that happened among the group this week that is sure to make you laugh and give you a good insight of commitment!

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We hope you enjoyed this weeks episode on Commitment Issues and hope to see you again next week!

This week on the Brofessional Development Podcast the guys dive into the quote “Separation is in the Preparation” which has been discussed by the likes of Ed Mylett and Russell Wilson! Along with giving us an update on their 75Hard Journey!

Starting with Separation is in the Preparation the guys discuss what they believe the meaning behind it is. How they utilize it on a daily and weekly basis. The pros and cons to being prepared, as when is to much preparation holding you back from executing. They also based a new challenge for each other based around it for next week! They guys are going to plan out a full week in advance and see how closely they can stay on schedule when being prepared! Matt is clearly the front runner among the guys to complete and win this challenge!

With 75Hard the guys talk about the challenges they have encountered so far. Dan is struggling with a bit of anxiety with the intent of his workouts! Colin seems to have found a solid routine, and with the help from his girlfriend they seem to be on the right track. Bobby is absolutely KILLING it, he is 30 days in and 41lbs down! Check out his instagram post HERE! Brad is also on good track and is finding himself a lot more in touch with nature during his outdoor workouts. The key words that seemed to come out of everyone during this discussion though was TIME MANAGEMENT! Which connects “Separation is in the Preparation”, without a clear plan the guys seem like their days can be more work and harder to complete 75Hard each day!

Bobby also ended the episode with a solid quote which circled us back to our previous episodes on Law of Attraction!

Separation is in the Preparation

On this weeks episode the Brofessional Development hosts focus on Separation is in the Preparation!  Everyone gives their input into what they take from it, how they may prepare, and where is the line to quit planning and attack They guys also gave a look at how 75Hard is going as they are done with their first official week.  They talk about what has been hard, what has been easy, and some things that they are really gaining from doing it!

As usual please email us and let us know what you thought of the episode!

On this weeks episode the Brofessional Development guys tackled a couple different topics including the Enneagram Personality Test and 75 Hard!

Each host took the Enneagram Personality Test this week which you can also take right HERE! This was something that Dan thought would be an interesting topic and we were very interested to see if we were all similar or had different personalities. During the episode we try and guess the results of each of the hosts and discuss what our personality says about each of us. It was a very interesting topic to see if we thought what the test produced was a correct or incorrect answer for our personality!

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An Enneagram test is a model of personality in which there are nine personality types, related to each other in the geometry of the Enneagram figure! These are often used by various organizations for self help, business development, and spiritual development! If you want a much deeper insight please check out the link HERE!

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75 HARD

Along with the Enneagram test the boys have decided to dive deep and try and complete Andy Frisella’s 75Hard Program. To get an in depth look at what 75 Hard is we invite you to check out as much information on this page HERE! A quick glimpse at what 75 Hard is though includes 7 Key Items to be completed for 75 days STRAIGHT! You mess up once and you start back over at DAY 1!

  • 2 Workouts of 45 mins! 1 workout MUST BE OUTSIDE
  • Read 10 pages of a self help-business development book CANNOT BE DIGITAL!
  • Drink a gallon of water!
  • Follow a Diet
  • No Cheat meals or Alcohol
  • Take a Progress Picture

Follow along with the process and please feel free to join us! At the time of recording Bobby is already 24 days and he talked about it on this episode HERE! Brad is 5 days in and enjoy the process and seems to be very motivated! Listen to the podcast to see why Colin went from 3 days in back to day 1 after not knowing the complete rules to the program! Also our boy Dan is at day 1 with an interesting strategy leading up to the start of the program! Matt is going to be the judge through the process and make sure everyone stays on track as he wants to continue to enjoy his seltzers at volleyball each week!

Enneagram Personality Test and 75 HARD!

This week on the Brofessional Development Podcast the guys all took the Enneagram Personality Test.  We discussed our results from the test, had an open discussion on our thoughts about it, and tried to guess each hosts results!

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This week on the Brofessional Development Podcast the guys cover one of the most popular subjects in the personal and business development world, The Law of Attraction! In this episode we cover what it is, how it is used, and what we think of it. We steer you through some of the crazy things that are said about it and give it to you in an easy to understand explanation!

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We also welcomed our newest co host on this episode, Bobby Drummond! Bobby shares with an insightful story about how he is changing his life for the better and how he feels the law of attraction helped guide him down that path!

As usual we covered our weekly takeaways from the professional development world. Some good podcast suggestions, new books that we are reading, along with some insightful quotes that will never get old!

Law of Attraction

This week on the Brofessional Development Podcast the guys talk about the Law of Attraction.  What is the Law of Attraction, how does it work, and how do we feel about it is all covered in this episode!  We also welcomed our newest host Bobby Drummond on who shares an insightful story on changing his life for the better!  As usual the guys share some key takeaways in the business development world!  Buckle up and enjoy!

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