How do you find time to work on your future goals?
Initially, I have a very simple answer; Schedule it!
I have spent a lot of time in the past few years creating new habits aka changing old habits. One of those habits was always being reactive. I spent so much time simply reacting to whatever situation was in front of me that I didn’t even know what to do when I did come across some free time. Sound familiar?
New habits for me the past couple of years include emailing myself any thoughts and reminders as they occur and then during my scheduled work sessions moving these to the appropriate google drive document or scheduling them on my calendar. This has enabled me to do away with any things to do lists and reduced my filing down so much everything fits in my briefcase.
Another habit I have now is to color code everything on my calendar. I have in person appointments, reoccurring events, now tasks, future tasks and proposed appointment times. What does your calendar look like? When other people see my calendar they often gasp because it so full and colorful. What others see as overwhelming and complex is actually comforting and simplifying for me.
All in all, now I feel much more intentional, much more organized and proactive instead of reactive. I feel like I am in control now.
This past week I officially scheduled the first WAM! Mastermind Cruise! We will set sail from Fort Lauderdale on August 1st 2020 with twelve landscape owners from all over the country for eight nights stopping in San Juan Peurto Rico, St. Thomas Virgin Islands, Philipsburg St. Maarten, Tortola British Virgin Islands and Nassau Bahamas. How exciting is that?
This week you can join us at tomorrow’s Goal Setting Workshop at 10:00am at the Glen Allen Library or for our only two meetings this week, both on Thursday. One at 9:00am at Marty’s Grille in Mechanicsville and the other at 11:30am at the Four Points Sheraton on Laburnum Avenue.