Fast track working
For a long while I’ve been very intrigued by the idea of sprint workshops. It was invented at Google by Jake Knapp who later on shared it with the world in the bestselling book Sprint . For those of you who are still not familiar with this book or the idea, it’s a five-day design sprint process for solving problems and testing new ideas. You'll take a small team, clear the schedule for a week, and rapidly progress from problem to tested solution using a proven step-by-step checklist. It's like fast-forwarding into the future so you can see how customers react before you invest all the time and expense of building a real product.
But there are other versions of sprints out there and one that I like if you work alone is the 90-day sprint method. Instead of having a full year plan on your desk you divide your plans and goals into a 90-day structure. That gives you a better overview and it helps make your goals realistic and grounded. The magic and super power of the 90-day sprint is that it takes us forward into each following quarter, keeping us focused on what we want to accomplish and on the fulfilment of our dreams and visions.
“Every 90 days, repeat the process”
I have made a 90-day goal template that you can download free here. It’s super simple! You fill out your main goal for the 90 days, divide them into areas needed and then bullet point the details for each area. Try it out and see if it works for you.