Book Outline and Model Schedule

Click the links, read the lessons, and perform the practices.

Set Your Direction


Week 1 — Initial Session: Bedrock

  • Define key goals, review your history, see what’s been holding you back, see if there’s a fit
  • Lesson: Things you need to know and apply
  • Practices
    • Part 1: Agreement — Online Course Terms and Conditions
    • Part 2: Go back and complete these practices if you haven’t done them yet
    • Part 3: Write Vision Statement(s) for those areas you want to impact in this course
    • Part 4: Create a 3-Word Product Name
      • Create an inspiring, personally meaningful, 3 word (or fewer) product name for your intended result of this course, such as: “Finally Thin Forever”, “Crazy In Love”, “Love My Job”, “Ultimate Driving Machine”, “International Business Machines”, “Strategic Defense Initiative”, “Breathtaking”, or “Warrior for Compassion” (don’t worry… this is just a first draft: it doesn’t have to be perfect. Pick something for now, with the understanding you can change it later if a better name comes along. Alternatively, you may know it immediately…)

9 program Lessons, in 3 phases, 1 phase per month

Phase 1
Create a Solid Foundation

Week 2: Power

  • Look and see where in your life you use phrases like: “I hope…” or “We’ll just have to hope…”, then overcome those feelings of hopelessness.
  • Revise any element of your work to date that can be improved. Update it in your PowerBoard.

Week 3: Purpose

Week 4: Product

  • Lessons
    • Lesson 1: Document a Path to Your Perfect Product
    • Lesson 2: Perfect Your Product: 3 Ways to Document Your Desired Results
  • Practices
    • Practice 1: Remember the future
    • Practice 2: Create at least 3 of each type of goal named in the lesson.
  • Examples

Week 5: One Week Break

 Use this week to reinforce and carry out your purpose.

Phase 2
Create Your Structure

Week 6: People

Week 7: Plans


Week 8: One Week Break

Use this extra week to Practice, reinforce, and carry out your Plan(s).

Phase 3
Continue to Perform and Produce

Week 9: Perform

Week 10: Practice

This is so important, we’re repeating it!

  • Lesson
  • Practice
    • Take action every day!
    • Continue to carry out your Plans.
      • Revise Policies, Agreements, and other PowerBoard documents as necessary.
      • Revise Plans as necessary.
    • Reach out for help immediately when you need it.
      • Support
      • Coach
      • Mastermind group/members
      • Facebook group/members
      • Friends
      • Family
      • Committed Listener

Week 11: Produce

  • Lesson
  • Practices
    • Notice and acknowledge the results you’re producing. Pay attention. Look for them.
    • Measure them.
    • Provide feedback in conversations and recognition, to your individual team members and teams.
    • Adjust your plans.
    • Make new plans if necessary.
    • Keep going! The only limit to your results is your willingness to see new options and take new actions consistent with those options.
  • Example

Week 12: One Week Break

Use this week to reinforce and carry out your plan.

Week 13: Retrospective and Celebrations.

  • Lesson: What is a Retrospective
  • Practices
    • Assessment: See how far you’ve come. See what you’ve done and what you haven’t done.
      • Perform a Retrospective
        • What’s working?
        • What’s not working?
        • What would you do completely differently if you started all over again?
      • Assess your OKRs 
        • Count results
        • Express results as a % of original goals
    • Acknowledge your results and those who contributed.
      • Be grateful
      • Provide feedback in conversations and recognition
      • Celebrate!
    • Rest and recover.
    • Consider what you’ll do, where you’ll go, and who’ll you be with next.
      • Set new goals
      • Revise your plans
        • Product
        • People
        • Places
    • Practice
      • This is a virtuous cycle. As long as you continue, you get new results.
      • When you choose to stop, so do your results.
      • Remember to plan rest and recovery.
    • Keep going!

“We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

–T. S. Eliot, Little Gidding 

Thomas Stearns Eliot, by Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1934
Thomas Stearns Eliot, “one of the twentieth century’s major poets”, was also a British (US-born) playwright and publisher.

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