90 Day Slay System Step Three: Capacity
Were you scarred by high school algebra? Hey, look, I’ve taken pre-algebra so there is no shame in that game. Math is not for everybody and it is certainly not for this girl. However, The maths are necessary. Okay. Because you have to understand your capacity before you set your goals. See the reason so many people don’t achieve their goals is not because they don’t have the passion for it or because, uh, they change their mind.
No, the reason that they don’t achieve their goals is because they didn’t properly gauge how much time it was going to take for them to achieve their goals. And how much time they have available. So in many ways they underestimate the amount of time that it’s going to take and they overestimate the time that they have available.
So they’re basically trying to pour 30 ounces of coffee into a 12 ounce mug and friend. I’m here to tell you of that don’t work. Okay. So that’s why we want to look at our capacity first, before we set our goals and not after. The bad news involves math. The good news. I’m going to do it with you see no one from the math department at Gibbs high school ever thought I would be leading a math tutorial.
And yet here I am. All right. So the first thing that you’re going to want to do is revisit your calendar. Okay. And look at the. Um, three months or 13 week period, and list out all of the important dates, all the holidays, any vacation time, any other days that you are not going to be available to work on your goals.
Okay. So you want to get those off your calendar first
then? Um, if you’re so inclined, you can fill out the blank calendars, the blank, monthly calendars in your planner by adding the. The dates to the days of the week. Um, and then using the list that you created block off time that you’re not available, or if you use an electronic calendar like Google calendar, which is what I do.
You can just use that for the next step. So now we want to identify how many times do you have each day of the week available? Okay. I know this sounds confusing. So stick with me. When I look at my calendar, my family calendar, I can see that I have 11 Mondays available because I’m taking some time off on Mondays.
So even though. 13 Mondays in the period, I’m only available for 11 of them. We look at Tuesdays, um, there are 12 that I’m available to work on my goals, looking at Wednesdays. Now this one is interesting because I’ve got that opinion. That I know is going to take up half the day. So I’m calling that 12.5 there’s 13 available in the period, but I’m taking a half day.
So that becomes 12.5 for Thursday. I’m working every Thursday in the periods. So there’s 13. And then for Fridays, again, I’ve got another half day. I’ll take care of that massage. Right? So there’s 9.5 Fridays in the period. When I take out the time that I’m not working. Now I don’t plan on working Saturdays or Sundays, so I’m not counting any of that time.
So this is what my first column looks like. Okay.
So the next step is going back and really identifying the average number of hours per day. That you’ll have available to work on your goals. Okay. So if I’m looking at setting work goals, I’m only looking at, um, time related to my working time. Even though I may work eight hours a day, I have client calls.
I have other things going on, so I’m not available eight hours, every Workday to work on my goal on my goals. So what you want to do is you want to identify ballpark. What is the average number of hours that you have available? Per each day of the week. So in this example, Mondays are six Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the days that I do all my client calls.
So I really only have two hours available. Thursdays are five and then Fridays are four because I don’t want to book up my Friday. I like to keep my Fridays a little bit light going into the weekend. So in step three, this is where we start mapping. This is what we’re going to do some basic multiplication.
Okay. So we look at. And the example, there are 11 Mondays and I typically use six hours. So that’s 66 hours that are available for my goal. So when I go through and fill this out and do the math in that last column, and you’re going to add them all up, I come up with 198 available hours. So that’s the last step.
Step number four is adding up each of those rows so that you now know exactly how much time you have available to work on your goals. And then step five is the most important step. Okay. Once you’ve got that final number, go get yourself a cookie. You’ve earned it. Great job. You are now ready to define your goals.