In this episode, Erik shares how he spends his weekend.
Erik J. Olson (00:01):
What are your weekend plans? What is happening? This is Erik J. Olson. Now, if you’re like me, you kind of plan your weekends out a little bit. So here’s, here’s what I wanna share with you is how I kind of handle weekends. So every single day I’ve got this journal here where I talk about this thing all the freaking time, but every single day I do the same things over and over again. And one of them is I write down my goals, and in particular, on every single day, every page I write down my goals when I wanna accomplish them by my habits. These are things like, I’ll just give you a couple, be attentive, clean, or improve the house, write my goals every day, read 10 pages, and then I write a power list for the day. These are the top three to five to 10 things that I wanna accomplish that day, that are gonna move me forward somehow with my goal, either directly or indirectly.
Saturdays and Sundays are no exception. And, and I, I, I, I’m, I’m doing this episode cause I want you to, I want you to think about this. Let’s say you don’t do shit on Saturday and Sunday, right? You’re just like, I don’t know what I wanna do. I’m just gonna sit around and watch TV all day, or whatever you do. If you fail to plan, then like you’re gonna get the outcome that you kind of deserve, which is like a wasted day. Now, maybe it’s because I’m getting older, I’m 50 years old now, but like, I don’t wanna waste a day like there’s too much to accomplish and just not enough time. I mean, I’ve got many decades hopefully left on this earth, but I don’t wanna waste time. And if I’ve got big goals, I wanna be pushing those goals every single day. And now, like on the weekends, like I’m not gonna like come into the office and bang out a 10 hour day, but sometimes I will come in and I’ll do a little bit of work, or sometimes I’ll bring work home with me and I’ll knock it out like early Saturday morning or Sunday morning before the family wakes up.
Or maybe I’ll focus on my personal goals, right? So like one of my personal goals is, or habits, is to clean and improve my home on a regular basis. The weekend is a perfect time to do that, right? So in the summertime, I’m gonna cut the grass. That’s my goal for the day. One of my goals, one of the things on my powerless, I should say, I’m going to cut grass on Saturday. And guess what? If I don’t get around to it because I’m lazy, then I take a w or I’m sorry an L I take an L for that day. I put down in here whether I won the day or I lost the day, and I can only win the day if I get my powerless done. If I skip over something, if I’ve got some lame excuse, I won’t put a L there. I’m sorry I don’t put a W there cuz I didn’t win. I gotta accomplish all these things. So even like today, I mean today’s a Friday, but I got two more things to do before I can
Erik J. Olson (02:58):
Declare victory. One of them is to finish recording for this podcast series. And by the way, this is the last recording of the day and I got one more thing to do. I don’t feel like doing it. It’s 4:22 on a Friday afternoon. I’d rather like go drink a beer, but I’m going to finish this thing. I’m gonna move my goals forward. And on Saturday, tomorrow, I already have an entire day. I have got both Saturday and Sunday already planned out. I know what I need to do. It’s already my calendar and I’m going to execute. So it doesn’t have to be like full throttle, but you should still try to move the ball forward just a little bit every single day, including the weekends.