I started my 2007 planning some several months back in 2006,
not all of it, just my workshops and teleseminars that I wanted to
present or have been hired to present. Like me you might also
already have things on your calendar for 2007; however have
you really looked back at what worked and what didn't work,
where you focus or lack of focus was, and how you worked
your day? Would you like it to be different this year? Would you
like to be more focused this year? Would you like to get more
done this year?
I believe there are seven areas in our life we should do our best to
keep balanced: spiritual, health, family/home, finances,
professional, social and intellectual, so I created an Excel
spreadsheet where I could list and see what I need to do daily,
weekly, monthly and quarterly. I also added my goal-resolves -
see article at
- for each of these areas for the coming year. In each of the
above areas, except professional, I did my best to have no more
then three to-do's in each area at any given time.
Let me give you an example of my Health area:
Daily - Walk 30 minutes, Daily Routine/Meridians and Eye
Drops (Hourly). I'll remove eye drops or the other tasks once I
form that new habit; once it's second nature to me and built into
my day, like brushing my teeth, I don't need that on my to-do list
as I automatically do that just as other things in my life I don't
need on my list. I'll add, remove or replace with new items as the
year progresses, such as I already know I will be having some
major dental work and I will be required to do some new daily
maintenance. Okay you get the picture?
Weekly - Clear Chakras and Energy Dance
Monthly - Massage or Reiki Healing
My professional area has the biggest piece of my time since I
work - owning and running my own business - so I found it more
helpful to break down the areas in my work that also need my
attention daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly, also adding my
goal-resolves to those areas.
Here are the areas for my work: Administration, Healing Work,
Products, Promotion, Research, Shopping Cart, Study,
Training/Coaching/Speaking/Clients, Videos, Web Sites, and
Writing. (If you're a stay-at-home-mom/dad or retired you can
do the same thing although your areas might be called something
else, such as Money Management (bills, banking, investments) or
Children's Activities (football, band, etc) ).
Let me give you an example of my Administration area:
Daily - Phone calls, Database, Emails, Shipping
Weekly - Banking, Computer clean-up, Virus Update and Scan,
and Computer Back-up.
Monthly - Email Clean-up and Filing
My goal-resolve for this area is the following:
I, Janet Hall, have determined that I need to
keep my computer clean, organized, virus free, and increase disk
space in order for my computer to be of service or value to me
and my business. I will do this by maintaining a daily, weekly and
monthly schedule of tasks to be performed and doing them.
Now in the next couple of weeks I will time myself to see how
long each of these tasks take in order to assign the time in which
I want to do them. By doing this I also make sure I have enough
time in the day/week/month to accomplish all I want or need to
do. I will also notice where I can multi-task, such as while I'm
running my computer back-ups I can be working in another area
To get started determine what you need or want to work on
daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly, how much time you will
spend on the task and when you will perform the task, day and
time. Pencil that into your schedule or use your computer and
you can even color code the daily from the weekly, etc.
Once completed this living document will act as your guide, help
you stay focused and on track for the plans you have laid for
yourself and your business to succeed in 2007.
Review your schedule as needed or at least quarterly to make
sure you're working your plan and to make any adjustments.
Get a f* ree copy of my time management log to assist you in
creating a schedule that will work for you at
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Coach, Trainer, and Healer and can help you
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