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The Magic Formula for Getting Stuff Done

The Quick Launch Challenge is a 30-day program for getting stuff done. Think of the one thing you want to get done more than anything else, but just keep putting off and you’ve run out of excuses. It’s time for a change!

You will work with a “coach” (a/k/a, a peer or member of your mastermind) and every day, you must call the coach at 9 p.m. to report the level of effort you gave that day toward your goal. If you forget to call, you must at least text or email your coach.

The Quick Launch Challenge consists of 3 simple steps:

Step #1: The Daily Question

The question you ask every day is simply:

Did I do my best to….?

  • Eat healthy?
  • Exercise?
  • Make my spouse happy?
  • Finish my edits of my book manuscript?

You’re not being asked how you performed, but rather your level of effort. If you gave no effort, your score is 1, your best effort gets 10 and other levels of effort should be scored according to your honest judgment.

Step #2: Daily Accountability

You won’t get better without follow up. You and your coach track will track the scores on an Excel spreadsheet, so you can see the trends of your effort. Your coach reminds you what you are supposed to be doing.

“The act of self-questioning…changes everything.

Marshall Goldsmith, “Triggers

By tracking your effort on a daily basis, you have structure, commitment and top of mind awareness for your goals. You hate to call your coach to report you gave no effort and making at least some effort on a daily basis will be on your mind. With daily questions and nightly follow up, there’s no turning back.

Step #3: Sharing Your Results

Every week, you and your coach will post your Excel spreadsheet among your peers, e.g., a mastermind group.

The only essential element are that the scores are reported somewhere.

Marshall Goldsmith, “Triggers

Reporting your scores to a peer group increase your accountability. With peer group accountability, you’re not only reporting to your coach, your friends and peers will remind you what you are supposed to be doing.

The Results Will Shock You

More than a year ago I finished the manuscript for my new book, The Law Firm of Your Dreams and the book was scheduled to be available from my publisher in June, 2017. There was only one problem: the publisher (Advantage Media Group) needed my final approval of the manuscript. I procrastinated and put this off…for over a year.

A coach reminds the fragile doer what he’s supposed to do.

Marshall Goldsmith, “Triggers

Recently, a friend, Don McClure, Esq., reminded me that the book is not helping anyone until it is printed and delivered. So, I started the Quick Launch Challenge, on May 30th and guess what?

As result of daily accountability phone calls and a renewed commitment, the edits of the manuscript were approved and submitted to my publisher on June 8th. That’s right, in only 10 days, I finished the edits as a result of daily accountability and check-ins with my coach. Have to admit, this was pretty amazing!

And there’s no reason you can’t do the same thing. If you have a goal that can be accomplished in 30 days, let me know (jfisher@fishermalpractice.com) and I’ll be your coach and join you in the Quick Launch Challenge.

Leave a comment below telling me what surprised, inspired or taught you the most (I personally respond to every comment). And if you disagree with my take on running a personal injury law firm, or have a specific, actionable tip, I’d love to hear from you.