The Effic™ Method: Made For The Entrepreneurial Brain!
The Effic™ Method is a holistic goal, task, time & energy management methodology for ambitious and busy professionals that allows you to translate your annual goals into day-to-day actions. Its powerful framework allows you to be more efficient, execute effectively and be more productive as a result.
We lead busy lives, at work and at home. It seems we never have enough time to do the things we really want, like complete important projects or do things that make us happy. We’re so busy with millions of little things to do. Throughout my many years as an entrepreneur, I’ve always sought the best strategies to help me be as productive as possible and to achieve my goals.
Unfortunately, these strategies and methods didn’t work. I never got to the end of my long to do lists, and although I’m a disciplined person, my tasks were piling up and my projects weren’t progressing. I had to face the facts: I was simply incapable of organizing my time in a way that allowed me to juggle my projects, daily tasks and family life. The load of work and stress eventually lead me to burnout.
Putting In Your Big Rocks First
And then one day, as I was looking for solutions, I came across a recorded seminar on time management, given by Dr. Stephen R. Covey following the release of his book "First Things First". Dr. Covey explained that the secret to achieving your goals was to prioritize. He pulled a bucket out from under the table, along with 3 containers: one filled with rocks, the other with smaller rocks and the last one with sand. He started pouring sand into the bucket, followed by the small rocks and then the big rocks. You could immediately tell that it would be impossible to fit everything in the bucket. With a layer of sand at the bottom and the small rocks on top, there was no room left for the big rocks. He decided to start again by putting the big rocks in the bucket first.
Then he added the small rocks which fit in the gaps between the big rocks and finally poured in the sand which filled the empty spaces. Everything fit easily into the bucket. Mr. Covey then told the students, “You see, in our personal and professional lives, we have big rocks, small rocks and sand. The natural tendency is to give priority to sand, leaving little room for rocks. We spend most of our lives taking care of little tasks and neglecting the important ones, hence the importance of prioritizing.”
Here's How It Works
SET ANNUAL OBJECTIVES AND PLAN YOUR QUARTERS ACCORDINGLY
The Annual Guideline: A simple system to keep your eyes on what you want to see become a reality in your life and business in the next 12 months.
Always have a clear bird's eye view of your next 90 days with our open-dated calendar.
ACHIEVE YOUR 90-DAY GOALS WITH OUR INTEGRATED PROJECT MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK
Achieve more in 90 days than most entrepreneurs in a full year.
Features our Big Rocks/Small Rocks inspired ProductivAction™ Process for effective project management.
Break down ambitious projects into daily actionable actions.
WIN THE DAY WITH OUR UNIQUE
Build success routines and habits for top physical and mental health.
Prioritize the most important tasks that help you complete your projects.
Implement our Evening checkout ritual for proper work/life transition
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TRACK & REVIEW YOUR PROGRESS AND PROACTIVELY PLAN YOUR WEEKS
Always be in control of your workload.
Proactively manage your weekly to-do list to eliminate overwhelm. Also includes an open-dated weekly calendar.
A 15-minute weekly ritual to review the work accomplished, build self-awareness and celebrate your victories.
PROTECT YOUR FOCUS WITH
Store and categorize your ideas in a safe place with our integrated idea management system.
Never get distracted and stay 100% focused on your goals.
...AND MANY AWESOME FEATURES
Blank pages and space for important notes.
They 90 days are completely open-dated (Months, Weeks, Days).
The planner is at the convenient and portable size of 5" x 8.25". It is 1" thick, making it fil in any purse or bag.
Large and durable elastic that will hold it tight when closed.
3 bookmark strings for easy navigation.
Convenient back pocket to keep receipts, stamps or even business cards.
Cognac Vegan Leather padded cover for a luxurious finish.
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About The Creator: Dave Ruel
Dave Ruel is a former competitive physique athlete turned serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, and leadership mentor.
After founding and growing multi-million dollar online companies in the field of health, fitness and sports nutrition for nearly a decade, Dave saw the dark side of entrepreneurship gradually rob him of his freedom, leaving him burned out and unfulfilled. Refusing to conform to a broken business culture that promotes workaholism and non-stop hustle, Dave created a sustainable structure and systems for his life and business to reclaim his freedom without sacrificing the growth of his companies.
Fueled by his passion for entrepreneurship and human performance, he launched Effic, an innovative leadership development company that helps busy entrepreneurs maximize their impact and freedom.
Following his “efficiency first” philosophy to entrepreneurial productivity and performance, Dave developed a powerful methodology that he sums up in the best-selling book Done By Noon - How To Achieve More By Noon Than Other Entrepreneurs In A Full Day.
Effic's systems, frameworks and tools, including the Effic Planner, are now used by thousands of entrepreneurs all around the world. Effic has also built a fast-growing network of Effic Certified Partners who teach the methodology on 3 continents, in countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, Norway, Canada, and the USA.