Lori Pickens

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Setting a Big Daily Three in Your Life and in Your Business

Welcome to a journey of heightened productivity and focused accomplishments! Let’s dive into the transformative power of the “Daily Big Three.” Unleashing the potential for success, this simple yet effective concept, discovered through the Full Focus Planner from the Michael Hyatt company, has the capacity to redefine how you approach each day. Let’s explore the art of prioritization, time management strategies, and the psychological benefits that come with declaring your three most crucial tasks daily.

Whether you’re a seasoned list-maker or seeking a remedy for overwhelm, the Daily Big Three offers a blueprint for intentional living and a pathway to unlocking your daily victories. Let’s embark on a journey of setting priorities, conquering goals, and ultimately, crafting a more productive and fulfilling daily experience.

I’m so excited to share a game-changing practice that has revolutionized my daily routine – the “Daily Big Three.” As a self-proclaimed typical type-A personality and an enneagram three list-maker, planning, organizing, and tracking tasks have always been my jam. But let me tell you, the real game-changer happened when I stumbled upon the concept of the Daily Big Three.

Discovering the Daily Big Three

The Daily Big Three is a gem I unearthed from the Full Focus Planner by the Michael Hyatt company, and it has become my secret weapon for enhanced focus and productivity. The concept is simple yet profound: pick three things each day that are your absolute must-accomplish tasks. These can range from personal to work-related, setting the tone for intentional time management.

Defining the Win

Setting my Daily Big Three has become a powerful tool in defining what success looks like for me each day. No more endless to-do lists that seem to grow rather than shrink. By choosing these three tasks, I can end my day knowing I’ve achieved my goals, creating a satisfying and psychological sense of accomplishment.

Banishing Overwhelm

Who hasn’t felt overwhelmed by a mile-long to-do list? The Daily Big Three acts as a stress-buster. It eliminates the daunting feeling of not knowing where to start and curbs the urge to scroll through Instagram to escape the chaos. These three prioritized tasks become a beacon of focus, confidence, and a guarantee that I’m getting the right stuff done.

Practical Tips for Implementation

Now, let me share some practical tips based on my experience. Keep your Daily Big Three visible – whether it’s a pretty planner on your desk, sticky notes on your computer monitor, or utilizing digital tools like Google Tasks. I personally love using Google Tasks and set reminders on my phone, leveraging the dual view on my Google calendar to keep my focus on those crucial tasks.

Dealing with Distractions

In the midst of daily chaos, distractions are inevitable. That’s where timely reminders on my phone and Apple Watch come to the rescue. They bring me back to my priorities, reminding me that, yes, my son needs a new jacket or an email needs a response, but these are the tasks I’ve chosen as my daily priorities.

Flexibility, Creative Rewards & Breaking Down Big Tasks

One common question is, “What if I need to do more than three things?” Well, there’s no rule against it. Completing my Daily Big Three often sparks creativity and motivation to tackle more tasks. It’s like enjoying a reward after finishing my broccoli – I’ve done what I had to do, and now I can delve into something artistic or creative guilt-free.

Addressing the challenge of one massive task, my advice is to break it into smaller subtasks. Whether it’s editing a wedding or planning a birthday party, separating tasks like uploading images, editing ceremony photos, or wrapping presents makes the day more manageable.

Remember: Consistency is Key

Setting the Daily Big Three the night before is my preference, ensuring I wake up ready to tackle my to-do list. However, flexibility is crucial; life happens, and plans may change. The key is consistency – on the days you can set your Big Three, do it to the best of your ability, and don’t be too hard on yourself on days when it doesn’t happen.

In conclusion, the Daily Big Three has become my daily victory, a practice that, when consistently followed, turns each day into a win. So, I challenge you to start each day with the question: What is most important for me to do today? What is the right stuff to get done? Thank you for tuning in, and here’s to unlocking daily victories through the power of the Daily Big Three!


Lori Pickens is a Mother, Wife, Tech Geek from Parkersburg, WV, and the podcast host of Photo Goals. She is a true lifelong local and has been photographing in the area for over a decade. She serves families from Parkersburg, WV to Marietta, OH. Lori is also a Click Pro Elite and Click Community Mentor. When she’s not capturing pictures or spending time with her kids, she enjoys organizing her lists and spending time on her family farm.

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