Can I Use The Main Thing for a Few Smaller Projects?

This is a question we got asked a few times, and the short answer is YES. We've decided to write this short guide demonstrating how you can use The main Thing planner for more than one project. To do so, we will take you through all most common possible ways of using our planner.

A. The Standard Use 

Number of projects: 1 Main Thing

Duration: 3 stages [4 weeks each, so 12 weeks altogether]

Weekly break-down: you break down each stage into 4 individual week themes for your one big project.

Use: This is the most intended use of our planner. You dedicate the whole planner for one main thing, plan-out your strategy, your week themes, you review each as you go and at the end you sum up your learning progress.

B. 1 + 2 Use

Number of projects: 2 Main Things

Duration: 1 stage [4 weeks] + 2 stages [8 weeks]

Weekly break-down: as with standard use, you break down each stage into 4 individual week themes for your first, and then second big project.

Use: If you have one project that will take no longer than a month and a second project which you estimate to take about 2 months to complete. You still get to review your progress after each stage and after the whole experience, you still get to reflect on your process learnings.

C. 1 + 1 + 1 Use

Number of projects: 3 Main Things

Duration: 1 stage [4 weeks] + 1 stage [4 weeks] + 1 stage [4 weeks]

Weekly break-down: as with standard use, you break down each stage into 4 individual week themes for your first, second and third big project.

Use: If you have 3 smaller projects to accomplish that would take you up to a month each. Prioritise them and start with the most important one. As with other uses, you get to review your progress after each stage and after the whole experience, you reflect on your process learnings.

We would not recommend diluting the planner more than 3 projects per planner. As we're drumming through our motto, it is crucial to keep the Main Thing, the main thing, and anything smaller than a Stage may be just a task in your daily planner.

How are YOU using The Main Thing planner?

Let us know and share your experience!

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