What are Focus Blocks?

If Initiatives are the plan, Focus Blocks are the action. They are the unit of progress because they set your minimum bar for action.
  • Focus Blocks provide dedicated and focused execution.
  • Focus Blocks have two simple elements: 
    • what action(s) to do
    • how much time to commit
  • Focus Blocks are never ad hoc. By the time an action enters a Focus Block, it has undergone planning, prioritization, and evaluation.
  • In turn each Focus Block achieves impact. It's not about doing more. It's about doing less.
  • Focus Blocks are flexible. Fit actions into the time/constraints, not the other way around.
  • Progress is directly proportional to Focus Blocks. The more Focus Blocks you commit, the faster / more progress you make... and vice versa.
  • Therefore besides reserving time for progress, Focus Blocks set the speed of your flow.