Seinfeld Strategy – The Calendar Method

Like you, I need to stay on task, with countless distraction during the day, I needed a way to both visually see my progress and physically check off goals.

Jerry Seinfeld has been credited for an easy way to both see daily progress and taking a pen to paper to cross off another day of progress...

How it works...

Here is what you need, a red pen and a year long calendar, that's it.

Pretty simple right?

The idea is to build the habit of consistency, everyday, even if it's just a little, do what you promised yourself you would do. Then, simply cross off the day, soon you will begin to build a chain of days, then it will become habit.

WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T BREAK THE CHAIN!

Some day's will be hard, low energy, half assed, GET IT DONE! NO EXCUSES!

Are we clear?

Good, let's move on...

So, the pen I had, most of you probably have a pen, if not a crayon, sharpee or a pencil will do.

What about the calendar?

I checked on Amazon and both vertical and horizontal giant wall calendars run between $80 to $90...

OUCH!!

Some of you are in startup mode, surviving off ramen noodles or live in countries where the price might be a bit of a stretch.

So I did what anyone determined would do, I searched the googles...

Here is a link that I used to get started right away, it generates a full year calendar small enough to print out on one sheet of paper...


Calendar Generator

Online Calendar Generator

Ok, so now what?

Well, now you need to sit down and really think about what you are going to commit to and do everyday.

Could be as simple as reading a book everyday ( even if it's just one page! ), blogging daily, going for a walk, etc...

Seinfeld's goal, in simple terms, was to write a joke everyday...

Was every joke he wrote funny? Probably not...

The idea is to build the habit of consistency, over time the accumulation of work ( good and bad ) will build the habits you want.

And you know what, you probably will get better, smarter, faster or stronger at what you want to do as well...

Not a bad deal...

All you need is a pen and a calendar...

GET TO WORK!

🙂

what do you think?