Courses – Energy – Engaging Your Energy Part III: Planning & Getting Organized


“If we fail to plan, we are planning to fail.”

It takes so much longer to accomplish a project or even to walk through a day with victory if we have no plan. Here are two techniques I have used for many years:

Daily Framework

Our Daily Framework is a set of actions and positive rituals that provide a solid foundation for the success of our day. With time and training, these will become habits, which will progress into routines and go on to auto-pilot with time. Auto-pilot is where the magic begins. When routines are on autopilot, they are just a part of who we are and they are easy to implement. In fact, they are then easier to do than not to do.

An example of my personal Daily Framework is:

  • Bible Reading
  • Exercise
  • Planning
  • Dance Practice (as we prepare for our 50th wedding anniversary)

The Big Six

SixAndrew Carnegie hired a consultant to make his business more prosperous. One idea given to him by the consultant was not included in the billing. When Andrew Carnegie told the consultant that he was never billed for this idea, the man said, “Why don’t you just pay me for what you think it is worth.” Carnegie sent him a check for $20,000!

So what is the Big Six? It is simply a list of all the things you need to do today. Go back and put numbers on the top six. When it is clear to you what #1 is, stay on #1 until it is completed or it changes. All you do all day long is work on the #1 item. You focus on #1, thinking of no other item on your list. I have implemented this for many years now, always searching for the very best way to capture and work with my list. I have used a variety of tools over these years including a day planner, my digital reminders on my iPhone, and/or a beautifully designed planner. All worked well, but each had its drawbacks.


Life is filled with possibilities. Our task is to make ourselves architects of the future. ~ Jenyatta

Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. ~ Eph 5:17

Dani Rotramel

Dani Rotramel

I’m Dani Rotramel. I am a Christian and for the past 45 years have loved helping others (especially women) learn simple strategies to go to the next level in their fitness and health.

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