I remember the first time I heard Aaron's quote about confidence and preparation. I was living in Wyoming and read an interview he had with someone where he was talking about the hours and hours he put into watching and studying films of his opponents before games. I eargerly shared this with my friend and co-worker Natasia, who, despite having lived in only Idaho and Wyoming, was crazy over Rodgers, and consequently the Packers. We ooohed and ahhhed over our crush because he is not only athletic and good-looking, but smart and wholesome.
That was about eight years ago, three addresses, one job and a dog ago, but I have never forgotten the philisophy: confidence through preparation.
In everything from our careers, to exercise and diet, to crafting and sewing projects, we do better when we plan better. And the same goes for productive use of our time. I recently had a conversation with someone about even having "planned leisure" -- the idea of thinking about how I want to spend my free time in ways that meaningful, as opposed to numbly watching Netflix or losing an hour disinterestedly scrolling through social media posts.
Even if they don't say it, some people operate as if they don't have time to use a planner. But really, we don't have time not to. Studies have shown that reviewing our schedules, goals and tasks ahead of time is directly related to achieving a more productive day. Come on, guys -- it's science! "Well, I operate on faith," you say. Uh huh. Trying telling any clergy worth his or her salt that you don't have time to pray, and see what they say next.
We've got your confidence right here. We'll help you not only show up in your life, but show up prepared, ready to take on the world and make a difference every day -- your life, your way, every day.