Once people get started with a Monday Hour One practice—the time management system that I teach and recommend—they tend to hit a very predictable series of obstacles.

Left un-investigated and unsolved, these obstacles can become the reason they stop doing Monday Hour One.

After all, who wants to feel like they’re constantly hitting roadblocks and not getting the full benefits of the time management system they’re using?

Here are the 5 most common issues that people struggle with when it comes to sustaining a Monday Hour One practice:

👉 Avoiding it altogether: You intellectually understand the value of Monday Hour One, but you talk yourself out of doing it weekly.

👉 Not solving for chronic underestimation: You keep genuinely believing that you’ll get more done in a week, and by Friday, you’re disappointed with the reality of what actually gets done.

👉 Not showing up to what’s on your calendar: On Monday morning, you plan a perfect-on-paper week…then you scrap the whole plan by Monday afternoon because it feels overwhelming or impossible.

👉 Not feeling connected or energized: You’re planning, you’re getting things done, but you’re not feeling lit up about what you’re working on, and you’re not seeing how each task contributes to the results that you want.

👉 Constantly fiddling with the plan: You spend more time questioning and rearranging your schedule than actually getting things done.

If you are experiencing any of these 5 challenges, you’re not alone.

And the good news is, there’s just one solution for all 5: Tell yourself the truth.

Tell yourself the truth about how your week goes when you don’t plan it out proactively.

Tell yourself the truth about what you can realistically get done in a week, given your current mental, emotional, and scheduling capacity.

Tell yourself the truth about what you need to say no to in order to make space for more “hell yeses.”

Tell yourself the truth about why you’re trying to talk yourself out of doing what you’ve already decided is important.

Once you tell yourself the truth of what’s happening for you right now, you can get to work selling yourself on what to do differently.

Ready to unearth your truth and learn to sell yourself on what to do instead? You’re in exactly the perfect place.

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