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Focus Only On This Quarter

If you have a goal you’ve decided to accomplish in the next 25 years, that can be exciting but also overwhelming. In this episode, Dan Sullivan and Shannon Waller explain the major differences between an entrepreneur having a 25-year goal, and an entrepreneur working inside of a 25-Year Framework.

Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:

  • Why using a 25-Year Framework means you’re not worried about the future.
  • How most entrepreneurs put themselves under enormous pressure.
  • Why the best entrepreneurs will accomplish any goal they set out to achieve.
  • How Dan is using his current 25-Year Framework.
  • Why using a 25-Year Framework results in exponential growth.

Show Notes:

How each individual entrepreneur handles time is unique to them.

A 25-Year Framework means living the next 25 years within a time framework that consists of 100 quarters.

The thought that you have 25 years to achieve incredible growth and success has a tremendously relaxing and focusing impact.

You never have to worry about any quarter except the quarter you’re in.

Some people resist goal setting because it makes them feel immediately pressured.

Entrepreneurs don't get freaked out by their goals, but by the deadlines they give themselves to achieve them.

The greatest skill in our lives is coming to grips with time and how we use it.

It’s up to each person how they want to structure the future.


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Episode Transcript:
Shannon Waller: Have you ever wondered about the difference between a 25-Year Framework and 25-year goals? Hi, Shannon Waller here and welcome to the Inside Strategic Coach Podcast with Dan Sullivan. Dan, this is a question that came up for you recently in a workshop, and people were wanting to know the difference between your 25-year goals and 25-Year Framework, and how you focus. So can you talk about that a little bit 'cause it apparently engendered quite a fabulous discussion?
Dan Sullivan: What I've realized since we introduced what's called the 25-year transformation, that those who really buy into this, this has made a tremendous difference in how they see their entrepreneurial future, but more importantly, how they see just the near future. There's a trick here, and the trick is that it's not a 25-year goal in the sense that "I will accomplish this in 25 years" except in this sense that what I'm going to do, I'm going to live the next 25 years as if it's a 25-Year Framework consisting of 100 quarters, 100 90-day periods.
So that's my goal, to live the next 25 years within a time framework that consists of 100 quarters. And since I get a lot of quarters in the next 25 years, it frees me up not to worry about the future, but just to focus on the quarter that I'm in. Because when I'm finished my first quarter of a 25-Year Framework, I've got 99 more quarters that's still available to me. And what I notice is that it has a tremendously relaxing and focusing impact, just the thought that I have 25 years to actually achieve incredible growth, incredible success in my life, but I really don't have to worry about any one of the quarters except the quarter that I'm in.