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The first framework, Focus, provides a clear view of your life and work at different levels.
This graded model consists of conversations to have with yourself or other people to create perspective.
The top level Values – identifies the things that are really important to us, the paradigm that motivates us.
The next level, Goals, aligned to the values, can be broken into long-term and short-term.
While Goals are future, the next level, Roles, is very current. Create a map of all roles, and a subsequent inventory of job descriptions or responsibilities.
From Roles come Projects – small or large, but all having outcomes and an end point. They could be broken down further into sub-projects (and sub-sub-projects) but they finally end with …
Tasks – actionable items that would make their way to a to do list.
Many productivity models include this layered approach. Navigating these layers effectively increases clarity when deciding what to do next.