1-page free summary of the compound effect.

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Write out a few excuses you might be clinging to (e.g., not smart enough, no experience, wrong upbringing, don’t have the education, etc.).

Decide to make up in hard work and personal development to outcompete anyone— including your old self.

Write out the half-dozen small, seemingly inconsequential steps you can take every day that can take your life in a completely new and positive direction.

Write down the small, seemingly inconsequential actions you can stop doing that might be compounding your results downward.

List a few areas, skills, or outcomes where you have been most successful in the past. Consider whether you could be taking those for granted and are not continuing to improve, and are therefore in jeopardy of having that complacency lead to future failure.

What area, person, or circumstance in your life do you struggle with the most? Start journaling all the aspects of that situation that you are grateful for.

Keep a record of everything that reinforces and expands your gratitude in that area.

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Where in your life are you not taking 100 percent responsibility for the success or failure of your present condition?

Write down three things you have done in the past that have messed things up. List three things you should have done but didn’t.

Write out three things that happened to you but you responded poorly. Write down three things you can start doing right now to take back responsibility for the outcomes of your life.

Start tracking at least one behavior in one area of your life you’d like to change and improve (e.g., money, nutrition, fitness, recognizing others, parenting… any area).

Identify your three best habits—those that support your most important goal. Identify your three bad habits that take you off course from your most important goal.

Identify three new habits you need to develop to put you on track toward your most important goal.

Identify your core motivation. Discover what gets you fired up and keeps you fired up to achieve big results.

Find your why-power. Design your concise, compelling, and awe-inspiring goals.

Build your bookend morning and evening routines. Design a predicable and fail-safe world-class routine schedule for your life.

List three areas of life in which you are not consistent enough. What has this inconsistency cost you in life thus far? Make a declaration to stay steadfast in your new commitment to consistency.

On your Rhythm Register, write down a half-dozen key behaviors relevant to your new goals.

These should be behaviors you want to establish a rhythm with and eventually create momentum.

Identify the influence the input of media and information is having on your life.

Determine what input you need to protect your glass (mind) from and how you are going to keep your glass (mind) regularly flushed with positive, uplifting, and supportive input.

Evaluate your current associations.

Who might you need to further limit your association?

Who might you need to completely dissociate from? Strategize ways you will expand your associations.

Pick a peak-performance partner. Decide when, how regularly, and what you will hold each other accountable to, and what ideas you will expect the other to bring to each conversation.

Identify the three areas of your life you are most focused on improving. Find and engage a mentor in each of those areas.

Your mentors could be people who have accomplished what you wish to and with whom you have brief conversations, or they could be experts who have written down their ideas in books or recorded their ideas on CDs.

When do you hit your moments of truth (e.g., making prospecting calls, exercising, communicating with your spouse or kids)?

Identify so you know when to push through to find new growth and where you can separate yourself from others and your old self.

Find three areas in your life where you can do “extra” (e.g., weight lifting reps, calls, recognition, sentiments of appreciation, etc.).

Identify three areas in your life where you can beat the expectations. Where and how can you create “wow” moments?

Identify three ways you can do the unexpected. Where can you differentiate from what is common, normal, or expected?

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