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Jan 19, 2024

  • If you don’t schedule your day, other people and things will.
  • When I work one-on-one in intensive coaching with individuals, I invariably ask them to send me a detailed example of their daily schedule.
  • Most don’t have one—even those who do, don’t have a very specific one.
  • Some want to tell me that they’re too much of a free spirit to schedule their day. Let me promise you, when you schedule your day, you’ll definitely get more accomplished. AND you’ll also find that you have more free time than you can imagine.
  • Countless people I’ve interacted with, all the way back to my management days at ATT, spend an inordinate amount of time in the morning getting ready to get ready. Not having a plan is planning to fail.
  • If you don’t schedule your day, other people and things will.
    • 98% of the workforce say they are interrupted at least 3 or 4 times a day.
    • The average individual checks his/her phone 58 times per day.
    • Distractions can lead to committing twice as many errors as usual. 
    • It takes 23 minutes and 15 seconds to fully recover focus after a distraction.
  • Here’s a couple of quick and easy to implement tools to address the lack of schedule.
      1. Know where you’re going and what you choose to accomplish.
      2. C6. Before sleep. Hit the ground running.
      3. Put everything on the calendar. Even personal issues
  • There are more strategies we’ll talk about later, but for now, these 3 things will help you begin to transmute a chaotic day into an orderly and productive day.
  • And productivity equals fulfillment.

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