My Weekly Planning System: The LEGO Framework Dan Silvestre

Achieve more in a week than most people do in a month.

Dan Silvestre
The Startup
Published in
6 min readOct 6, 2023


Today, I’m going to show you my weekly planning system aka The LEGO Framework.

This simple weekly planning system will allow you to achieve more in any week than most people do in a month.

My weekly schedule these days is a lot different than what it used to be a few seasons ago.

Before, every week felt like a constant battle uphill.

My focus was going in ten directions and my time split into so many different things.

At the end of the week, I felt exhausted and frustrated. Most times I made little to no progress on my most important projects.

I felt trapped, like a hamster on a wheel.

Nowadays, I focus on a few things every week while allowing time to rest and recharge.

By working smarter, I’m able to achieve 10x while working fewer hours and enjoying life more.

Leaders know that good times come and go.

Of course, we care about results. But we obsess about building systems that allow us to excel every single day.

The LEGO Framework

True success is the result of habits that compound over time.

The LEGO Framework helps me stay on track and give my absolute best to my work.

My weekly planning system will allow you to:

  • Make consistent progress on your goals
  • Lower your stress levels, knowing you’re on top of everything
  • Leave ample time for your family, hobbies, and rest

Over the years, I’ve simplified my weekly planning to a few core principles.

Here are the only 5 things you need to start conquering your week.

#1 Identify your priorities for the week

Successful leaders know that not all tasks are created equal.

The number 1 difference between a calm and a chaotic week is prioritization.



Dan Silvestre
The Startup

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