Matrix Five; an unusual name for a time management system that allows you to set and track priorities across five pattern grids, including a day planner, short term goal priority grid, all the way up to a complete life plan. Matrix Five makes time management easy.
This following is a simple introduction to the program.
Matrix Five Components
Most time management systems are complicated and hard to follow. Many of them take longer to set up and plan than the tasks themselves take to complete. Not so with Matrix Five. This system is based on the numbers, Five, Ten and Fifty. Using a time buffer, these numbers are all you will have to worry about using this system.
Matrix Five Grids
The life planning matrix consists of five planning grids. Fill out the grids and you have a complete life management plan.
Fifty Minute Miracle
The whole Matrix Five system is based on a simple time boxing technique called the Fifty-Minute Miracle. This simple hour long technique breaks a working hour into two parts; a fifty-minute work period and a ten-minute break. Grid number one allows you to plan a fifty minute hour into five and ten-minute priority sections. It also allows you to plan out your ten-minute break.
Ten Hour Day
The Matrix Five system is designed around a ten-hour workday. This period can include commute time, meals, and breaks. It’s designed for the days you work. Grid number two allows you to plan your day in sections such as morning/afternoon, focused/non-focused, and 100-minute chunks.
Fifty Hour Week
The Matrix Plan is built around a ten-hour workday, five days a week, fifty hours total. Grid number three allows you to plan your complete workweek. It’s easy to carry projects and goals over multiple days.
Fifty Week Year
The Matrix Plan is built around a fifty week year, with a buffer of two weeks at the end of December. Grid number four allows you to plan your complete year. It’s easy to create five and ten-week goals throughout the year.
Fifty Year Life Plan
The Matrix Plan is built around a fifty-year “legacy” goal for long-term planning, along with shorter five and ten-year strategic goals. Grid number five allows you to complete a comprehensive life plan. It’s easy to create five and ten-year goals with a strategic focus, once you have your legacy goal in place.
While a grid system may sound complicated at first, the five grid worksheets make the process easy and painless.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll cover each grid and discover how easy it is to strategically plan your day, week, year and life using the Matrix Five System. Stay Tuned.