Written By Ken Davenport
Making theater is a business.
One way Harvard business school teaches you how to achieve success in business is to track your progress towards your business goals.
So let’s track yours . . .
How did you do this week?
Did you start the week with specific goals for the week? (I come up with three things – “The Big 3” – that will have the biggest impact on my life.
Did you then come up with at least 3 specific TASKS for those 3 goals? (e.g. Call my collaborator to schedule script review meeting, research directors, book rehearsal space, etc.)
And did you do them?
Now, give yourself a grade. On a scale of 1 to 10 . . . how did you do?
I give myself an 8. It was a pretty good week, but some travel (I’m typing this from Palm Springs) took a bite out of my productivity.
Not perfect. But I tell you what . . . if I didn’t have my system in place of setting my goals and then tracking them, I would be at a 3. And it would take me much longer to reach my goals.
So . . . objectively . . . how did you do?
NOW . . . here’s what’s cool.
I tricked you. The week isn’t over. It’s Thursday. You’ve got another day. What can you do tomorrow to take that number up a digit or two? 🙂
It’s not too late to set some goals for the day and go after them. And hey – if you set three tasks for tomorrow and only do one . . . that’s one more than you WOULD have done. And that’s where success starts. And how you get to where you want to be and fast.
Go get ‘em.