What Should Your Schedule Look Like If You Want to Become Successful?

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What Should My Schedule Look Like if I Want to be Successful?

What does it look like to create a daily schedule like successful people? In this episode of The Thrive Time Business Coach Radio Show, Clay Clark, the former U.S. SBA Entrepreneur of the Year and Forbes Coaches Council Member responds to a question for a Thriver who asked, “What should your schedule look like if you want to become successful?” Get ready for a laser show of time management.


Define What F6 Success Looks Like to You:



  1. A. DEFINITION MAGICIAN – “Accomplish and aim or purpose.”
  2. B. FUN FACT – By default the average American spends 5 hours per day watching TV – https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/business/media/nielsen-survey-media-viewing.html
  3. C. FUN FACT – Average American devotes nearly 10 hours per day to screen time – http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/30/health/americans-screen-time-nielsen/index.html
  4. D. DEFINITION – FLOW – In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does and loses sense of space and time.
  5. E. NOTABLE QUOTABLE“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” – Steve Jobs (Co-founder of Apple and former CEO of PIXAR)
  6. F. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “The mind is what the mind is fed.” – David J. Schwartz
  7. G. Saying No:


        1. 1. Not leaving the office
        2. 2. Don’t eat lunch
        3. 3. Don’t meet for lunch
        4. 4. Refuse to talk to former employees who are not in our business for intentional reasons
        5. 5. Don’t network
        6. 6. Don’t check email during the day
        7. 7. Fire people that argue with me
        8. 8. Don’t debate emotions
        9. 9. Don’t debate politics
        10. 10. Don’t debate religion
        11. 11. Don’t participate in family gossip


F6 Life Design – You must spend 1 hour minimum per day in seclusion designing your F6 Day and life


    1. A. DEFINITION MAGICIAN – Seclusion – “The state of being private from other people.”
    2. B. FUN FACT: “A year ago, 69% of respondents said they waste at least some time at work on a daily basis. But the number of people who now admit to wasting time at work every day has reached a whopping 89%. Employees are spending longer periods than ever before “wasting time.” Employers, be prepared for alarm as you review the newest statistical breakdown:
      1. 1. 31% waste roughly 30 minutes daily
      2. 2. 31% waste roughly 1 hour daily
      3. 3. 16% waste roughly 2 hours daily
      4. 4. 6% waste roughly 3 hours daily
      5. 5. 2% waste roughly 4 hours daily
      6. 6. 2% waste 5 or more hours daily” – Forbes


  1. Finances – You must schedule a daily 30 minute huddle with your team:


    1. A. Key Performance Indicators
    2. B. No Drifting
    3. C. Accountability
    4. D. Training
    5. E. No New Ideas from Negligent People
      1. 1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Most people are sitting on their own diamond mines. The surest ways to lose your diamond mine are to get bored, become overambitious, or start thinking that the grass is greener on the other side. Find your core focus, stick to it, and devote your time and resources to excelling at it.” ― Gino Wickman, Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business
      2. 2. FUN FACT: “70% of employees hate their jobs.” – Forbes



Faith – You must schedule 1 hour per day to feed your mind:


    1. A. Study best-practices / case studies
      1. 1. Start Here book – https://www.amazon.com/Start-Here-Business-Consulting-Strategies/dp/0692773320/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503619717&sr=1-1&keywords=start+here+clay+clark
      2. 2. Service Profit Chain – https://www.amazon.com/Service-Profit-Chain-James-Heskett/dp/0684832569/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503619749&sr=1-1&keywords=service+profit+chain
      3. 3. Value Profit Chain – https://www.amazon.com/Value-Profit-Chain-Employees-Customers/dp/0743225694/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503619769&sr=1-2&keywords=value+profit+chain
      4. 4. Radical Marketing – https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Marketing-Harvard-Harley-Lessons/dp/0887309054/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503619793&sr=1-1&keywords=radical+marketing



Fitness – You must schedule 1 hour per day to workout


    1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;” – 1st Corinthians – 6:19



Friendship – You must schedule 1 hour per day to stay in touch with friends


    1. A. Call your mom
    2. B. Call your old college roommate
    3. C. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” – John D. Rockefeller (A man who became the world’s wealthiest man and who started working full-time at the age of 16 to support his family)
    4. D. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Your network is your networth.” – Porter Gale (From 2007 to 2011, Gale was the Vice President of Marketing for Virgin America, where she was hired to launch the brand, including online marketing, the loyalty team, and in-flight content.)



Family – You must schedule minimum of 4 hours per day to invest in your family


    1. A. Play chess with your kids
    2. B. Take your wife on a date
    3. C. Attempt to create a 6th child with your wife after having a vasectomy
    4. D. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “The most important thing in the world is family and love.” – John Wooden (The most championship winning coach in the history of the NCAA)
    5. E. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose. Neither am I the means to any ends others may wish to accomplish. I am not a tool for their use. I am not a servant of their needs. I am not a bandage for their wounds. I am not a sacrifice of their altars.” – Ayan Rand (Best-selling author of Atlas Shrugged, The Anthem, etc.)



Fun – You must schedule 1 hour per day to do something that you enjoy




  1. A. Listen to the Thrive Time “Super Playlist” – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCJ9rj6mmTkidxh0lY-fCBq0MNIVKGPyL
  2. B. Watch a Documentary – http://www.hbo.com/the-defiant-ones
  3. C. Write Ridiculous Rap Songs about things you are passionate about (QuikTrip, The Blue Whale, Kirkpatrick and Lai
  4. D. Burning Pinion Wood – “Pinyon wood, especially when burned, has a distinctive fragrance, making it a common wood to burn in chimineas.[1] The pinyon pine trees are also known to influence the soil in which they grow by increasing concentrations of both macronutrients and micronutrients”



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