You may have heard how it’s best to make time for the “important” things in life, rather than just doing the “urgent” all the time. Or, how it’s best to work “on” your business, rather than just “in” your business.
I’m going to be honest. I have not done a good job of this over the past year! Between lots of “life” stuff happening like selling our house and moving, and then the busyness of the Christmas season, I went from one emergency to another just putting out fires.
My work time would usually get eaten up by the most urgent things on my to-do list. I’d say to myself, “I better take care of that before it becomes a big problem.” Or, “Oh, that’s right. I really need to follow up with that person. I better take care of that now.”
Can you relate?
Something had to change, so I decided this year is going to be different. And I’m doing it with scheduling.
I realized what gets scheduled, gets done.
So, at the beginning of each month I plan to do some strategic planning. I will schedule blocks of time during the month to work on the “important” things in my life and business.
During this time I plan to do the following things:
1. Review my goals for the year and check my progress
2. Decide what the “important” things are for the upcoming month
3. Schedule blocks of time to work on those “important” things
Can you relate with my struggle? Have you figured out a way to ensure the “important” things get done in your life? I’d love to hear you thoughts!
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