Book Category: Business, Entrepreneurial,

The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months (book summary)

Author: Brian P. Moran, Michael Lennington,
Life Changing Principles
9.0
Quality of Writing
8.5
Overall Value
9.0
pros: Strong call-to-actions, great perspective
cons: Generalized
88.3%
overall rating
8.8

Quick Summary
Moran and Lennington’s The 12 Week Year encourages the reader to get more done in 12 weeks than most people accomplish in a whole year. If you are new to goal setting or life planning, this is a great book to use as a starting point.

Key Insights

  • We don’t have a knowledge problem, we have an execution problem
  • Every day counts
  • Results are not the attainment of greatness, but simply confirmation of it
  • Life balance is about intentional imbalance
  • People earning $ 1,000,000 per year aren’t working 10 times harder than people earning $100,000
  • Humans are like icebergs – we only reveal a small portion of our emotions
  • Dramatic difference between “fallure” and “failure”(from Jim Collins)

Practical Application

  • Have a sense of urgency
  • Create strategic, buffer, and break blocks in my day
  • Create WAMs (weekly accountability meetings)

Meaningful Quotes (Optional)

“Execution is the single greatest market differentiator.”

“The secret to living your life to its potential is to value the important stuff above your own comfort.”

“The secret to living your life to its potential is to value the important stuff above your own comfort.”

“The fall of dropping water wears away the stone.”

“The fall of dropping water wears away the stone.” – Lucretious

“The greatest predictor of your future are your daily actions.”

“A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” – George Patton

“Everyone has a plan until they get hit in the face.” – Mike Tyson

“The speed of the leader is the speed of the team.” – Lee Iacocca

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