Chapter 4 - Hot Spots

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One reason so few of us achieves what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. —Tony Robbins


In This Chapter

  • Learn how to use Hot Spots to focus and invest your time and energy in major areas of your life.
  • Learn how to use Hot Spots to set boundaries to improve your work-life balance.
  • Learn how to invest in your relationships more effectively.


This chapter is an elaboration and drill down into the concept of Hot Spots as it applies to Agile Results.


Hot Spots help shine the spotlight on things that are important. The primary goal of using Hot Spots is to have a quick way to identify, organize and scan what’s important. Start by identifying your most important Hot Spots for work, personal, and life. Next, explicitly name the outcomes you want for each of these Hot Spots. Finally, create “scannable outcomes” so you can see at a glance your Hot Spots and desired outcomes. Knowing the results you want for your Hot Spots forces you to get clarity. Keeping them simple and scannable, like a tickler list, makes it easy to update your goals and aspirations as they change. That’s the agile part. What’s important will change as you learn more and gain clarity or adjust to new situations. Time has a way of changing what’s important now.


By having a simple set of Hot Spots, you have a way to keep your life in check. By investing across your Hot Spots, you keep your life in balance and you invest in yourself for the long run. The key is setting boundaries. To set boundaries, simply identify minimums and maximums where you need them. Factoring the Hot Spots out is a way to help you focus and get clarity on where a particular dimension of your life is at. Remember that the sum is more than the parts and that the Hot Spots actually support each other.


Note - The rest of this chapter is temporarily unavailable until January 30th. In the meantime, you can get the book on Amazon.


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