Ch.4 Toolkit – Build Together – The Overachiever’s Dilemma Book

CH 4: Build Together


Life is only about relationships and deep down you know it’s important to improve them but never make it a priority. In this chapter, you learn how to increase the quality of your relationship with the people you love.


As we see in this chapter, very few people actually prioritize the most important people in their lives. In this exercise, I’m going to help you get a jump start on building the meaningful relationships that will bring more joy and contentment to your life.

Here’s how this works:

  1. Select at least three extremely important relationships that today don’t get as much attention as you would like.
  2. Brainstorm and list two different strategies for strengthening each of these bonds. As you do this, remember that there are only so many hours in the day – in other words, don’t overdo it!

Click here to download a pdf of the Build Together exercise.

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Time Assessment Calculator: This template will help you see where you need to improve and what you need to spend more/less time on.

Personal Prioritization Tool: Here you can see what activities/projects are the best use of your time.

Calendly: If you use this, people can see your availability and easily set up a time to make an appointment, get together or make any type of plans with you.

Skype: Skype is a great resource to get together over a video chat with that loved one you have who is not always in a radius close enough with you to get together in person.

Doodle: This can help you make plans faster. Doodle links up with your calendar and others, so you can make getting together very easy with a few clicks.


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