“I really want to be more organized,” he said. “I know I need to be more efficient and productive. But I’m just not good at it.” So, I looked at Bob (not his real name) and asked, “Well, how do you get good at anything? Practice. Right? And when you wanna get better, practice is important. Why? Say it with me:
Practice is important because that’s the only way you get better.
But it’s not just the practice that’s important. It’s also the WAY you practice.
Here’s why I say that. And here’s what I tell my new clients. If you’re not in control of your schedule, someone else will be. You don’t have to look far to find someone ready and willing to take over and tell you when to do things. It can even happen at home. When you don’t take charge at home, your kids, and even your dog will.
And it only gets worse when that happens in your business with adults.
Prospects and customers love to take control of when you’ll meet. If you let them. And don’t be surprised when your employees decide to make their own rules about time off. Or how productive they’ll be. If. You. Let. Them.
Kind of reminds me of an old Carol King song, “You’ve Got A Friend.” She sang:
Now ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend
When people can be so cold?
They’ll hurt you, and desert you.
They’ll take your soul if you let them.
Oh, but don’t you let them
Absolutely true. So, don’t let them.
And that’s just out there in the regular relationship world. So, you can imagine how much worse it can be in the world of business where you don’t know each other yet.
So, stay in control of your schedule. You’ll be so much happier. But how do you do it?
Hmm, didn’t I already say how practice is important?
Start with these 5 things:
- Decide what you really want to accomplish
- Categorize all the steps /tasks that must take place to achieve those accomplishments
- Work a time blocked schedule. Set recurring time blocks for those categories
- Be intentional and schedule your day-to-day tasks and appointments during your corresponding time blocks
- Be vigilant about your daily schedule to support what you decided in the first step
Do those things, and you’re off to a good start. But here’s the rub. There’s really a lot more. But I just don’t have time to put it all in a blog post or email. So, you should book a free call with me. Because we could go over, in much better detail, how the RondaReady System could help you practice better and build your dreams better and faster.
You’ve got nothing to lose. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a business veteran, click or tap your spot in my calendar, and let’s talk soon.
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