Your Timetable and Routine
It was a long time coming, but schools have finally opened up again!
Since March, we’ve all been working in different environments, snatching at time, and cramming stuff in when we can.
But it’s now vital that we get back into a routine to help us, our teams and our business all get back into a rhythm.
Our ambition for our clients and business community is to get the business to run, whether you turn up or not. The two key questions I always ask my clients are:
1). What should you be doing with your time?
2). What’s stopping you?
In order to answer this, you need to have a plan, and this plan needs to be on paper because if you can’t get it down on paper then there’s zero chance that you’ll ever deliver it in reality. I’m not talking a big beefy business plan, I’m talking an action plan of what your next 3 months, next 6 months, next year looks like.
We then need to plan our day, and just like schools, create our own timetable. I’m not talking Double Maths (makes me shiver just typing that!), we refer to them in our business and with our clients as slots. So, if your business tells you need to have 10 calls a month to get four quotes out, to get two customers, then you’ve got to put 10 calls a month into your slots, your timetable.
Here’s my example….
I need to sleep for seven hours.
I need to eat throughout the day.
I want to spend time with my family, which is a couple of hours.
I need to have my own time to read, meditate etc (my sanity hours!)
And time to exercise.
This becomes roughly 16 hours a day, which means I’ve got around eight hours left to do my ‘Money Now’ (activities that drive the revenue today), and ‘Money Future’ (activities that drive my business going forwards).
If for some reason I’m doing something else, then I might do extra time in the evening or something on my Money Future, but I know what I need to do, and my timetable is set up. So, my month is planned in advance and all I need to do is turn up to deliver!
Now is the time to get your own timetable ready for the ‘term’ which will make you more productive, help generate results, stop procrastination and get routine and control back in your life.