Rapid Planning Method in 5 Easy Steps

Sometimes I feel like I worked all day and have nothing to show for my effort. Do you ever feel like that? Are you ever sick and tired of working hard and not getting the results you want?

Nowadays, there is so much noise competing for your attention. Unless you have effective time management and plan what you will focus on ahead of time, you won’t make progress to achieve your dreams. There will be fewer chances for you to get what you want. 

Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins

Rapid Planning Method (RPM) helps you build instant results the Tony Robbins way: Big, bold, fast, and successful. 

The key to this method is to focus on outcomes first before focusing on actions.

As part of the RPM method, you must ask three questions in a specific order to maintain the proper focus. 

  1. What do you want?
  2. Why do you want it?
  3. How will you get it?

It’s simple, direct, and effective.

Your best chance at getting what you want is if you know what you want, why you want it, and how to get it in that order.

Follow these 5 easy steps to apply RPM now.

Implement The Rapid Planning Method in 5 Easy Steps

The Rapid Planning Method (RPM) is a straightforward approach that trains you on how to plan your day and manage your time. RPM (Results, Purpose, and Massive action) is a mode of thinking that trains your brain to focus on the desired objective and result.

Step 1: RPM Capture Step

The first thing to do is brain dump all your thoughts, wishes, needs, tasks, calls, and other communications on paper. Next, you’ll review your capture list and chunk related items into specific results. You’ll find that your capture list is reduced to just a few meaningful results.

Chunking (Organizing By Grouping Related Things Together)

After the capture step, you start to organize your information by grouping related items together to make your long list easier to manage. Typical groups include health, relationships, career, education, skills, or any category that you can use to group your information.

Rank tasks based on how important they are or how soon they must be done for the rest of the plan. There are many tools you can use to keep track of your plans. 

  • Microsoft To-Do is easy to use, and it syncs between your devices.
  • Google Keep is also easy to use and syncs across devices.
  • Other tools include Trello, Evernote, and Todoist.

I compare all of these tools in my comparison of the top five goal-setting tools.

Using a tool can make it easier to track what you need to do and when.

Step 2: Create Your RPM Plan

Once you have emptied all of the information and ideas and grouped them into related categories (health, family, etc,), you need to make big decisions about what you want most, why you want it, and how to get it.

Here are the 3 questions you need to ask:

1. What do I want? What do I want to happen? What’s the specific thing that can be measured? The more specific it is, the more powerful it is, too. “I want to make $20,000 per month,” and not “I want to make more money.” Be specific.

2. Why do I Want it? Once you know what you want, try to figure out why you want it. If you want to reach hard goals, you need to have a reason to keep going. Your Purpose keeps you going, and it’s the thing you can go back to when you want to give up.

3. What must I do to get it? Once you decide what you want and why you want it, you must ask what you need to do to get what you want. Then create a massive action plan. This is where you take your goal and start taking action to get the results you want. 

Your answers will help you create RPM Blocks for your day, week, or project. An RPM block is a plan for a single result you want to achieve. For example, below is an RPM block for losing 1 pound per week.

It shows the action to achieve the result, the result itself, and the reason why you want to achieve the result.

Rapid Planning Method Blocks

RPM Planning
RPM Planning Blocks

In step 3 below, you commit to a specific time for your RPM blocks to focus on that block for a specific period.

Step 3 – Schedule Time And Set Your Top Priorities

You devote time blocks to working on your most important results. Establish your priorities for this day or week, what you’ll get done regardless of surprises or interruptions (you know they’ll happen)! 

Massive Action Plan

You’re not committing to specific actions. You’re working on a specific result for a set scheduled time.

You can choose what to do when you begin focusing on the result and decide which of your action items will be most effective.

Step 4: Schedule It! Visualize And Expect The Results

If it’s scheduled, it’s real! Once you’ve decided to dedicate time to your priority results, you need to schedule a specific time in your calendar and your daily plan. Ensure your time block doesn’t conflict with fixed or regular appointments. 

Be careful not to let low-value tasks or other people’s priorities interfere with your Block Time! Try to stick with your plan.

Consider possible distractions and prepare accordingly. The Block Time can be moved if need be but not eliminated. You just move it to another time slot.

This is where you’ll succeed or fail. You should stay on track with your plans and reach the goals you’ve set for yourself.

The key to getting things done is knowing what you want to achieve and how you can use your time on your key results.

You want to finish the most important things on your list first. Ideally, finish 3-5 things. This will help you attain your goals much faster.

Also, take advantage of leveraging to be more productive.


Leveraging is when you work with someone else to get what you want. Delegate as much as possible to other people in your business. While other people may be doing most of the work, you should still be part of the process.


Ensure that the people who help you know what you want, why you’re doing it, and what you must do to get there. A great way to accomplish more in less time is to use the power of leverage.

If you get tired and want to give up, think about what you want and why. This will help you keep going and cross things off your to-do list.

Plan Creation Steps

The best way to achieve each goal is to break it down into smaller steps. Make a timeline for each step to be done in order. Choose and use the resources you need to complete the steps. Finally, keep an eye on your progress and make changes when things go wrong.

Step 5 – Execute, Measure And Celebrate

You can reflect on your day, week, or project here and savor the magic moments you experienced. 

At the end of the day or week, you should celebrate what you’ve done, even if it’s small. The goal you set for yourself may not be met, but that’s fine. Focus on your progress because the reward is likely to happen again.

The momentum you need to keep going will come when you take a moment to recognize and celebrate the magic in your day.

You also note what didn’t happen and what you can do to improve the next RPM plan. Things will never go according to plan or work the way you expected. 

Notice what works and doesn’t work and make changes to improve and keep going.

Final Word About Rapid Planning Method

The sky is the limit if you follow Tony Robbins Ultimate Success Formula and use RPM.

“The Ultimate Success Formula” (From PDF Room)

  • 1. Know your outcome.
  • 2. Get yourself to take action by deciding to do so.
  • 3. Notice what you’re getting from your actions.
  • 4. If what you’re doing is not working, change your approach.

To save time and energy, use role models to accelerate the pace of your success:

  • 1. Find someone who’s already getting the results you want.
  • 2. Find out what that person is doing.
  • 3. Do the same things, and you’ll get the same results.

I hope you achieve all of your dreams!