My husband knows how much I love planning, growing, and getting more done, so for Christmas he got me a productivity book called, The 12 Week Year. He also bought it because he was interested in it but didn’t want to read it himself.
I am an avid reader when it comes to fiction, but I struggle with making time to read nonfiction. So it took me longer than I would have liked to get through the book even though it is under 200 pages long.
The premise of the book is that people are always more productive at the end of the year because there is a push to get as much as possible done before the new year starts. In the book, the authors want to change your thinking so that you view your year as only 12 weeks. This gives you enough time to get things done while keeping you motivated with the end in sight.
I went through and highlighted the things I really wanted to remember which also works as cliff-notes for my husband to read. You can read my abbreviated version here.
Because I am a big fan of writing things down, I also have some pages in my journal dedicated to working the 12 Week Year system. First things first, I have to determine what I want my life to look like in the next 3 years which is actually a lot harder than I thought it would be.
If you are interested in living a more productive life (both personally and professionally), I recommend you give The 12 Week Year a read.