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Time Blocking - SO Overwhelmed & Liberated All At Once Right Now!
"If it's not on your calendar it doesn't exist!" I've heard this quote many times in my life. I am not sure where it originated from, but it's a great quote to live by. Time and time again I have made my "ideal calendar" or "ideal schedule" of what I want my week to look like. As a mother of 4 young children, a full time REALTOR and blogger, I don't always stick to what I'd like to see in my week. Seems almost impossible!!!
After seeing the quote "If it's not on your calendar it doesn't exist" this morning and trying to figure out how to remember to call my father and workout at the gym daily, I have decided to sit down and work on this calendar thing once and for all!
I can happily say it didn't take me too long to figure out how to fill it up. There are so many productive activities we can choose throughout our days. I feel excited and liberated now that I have this strict map in front of me that I know will bring me more success, but at the same time I'm feeling very overwhelmed! I don't expect to be able to stick to this thing 100%. I know in our industry stuff always pops up. I hope to be up and running at an 80% efficiency with it before long and if I can keep that pace, I will be very satisfied.
I am learning how to say "no" and how to spend my time more wisely to help build my future. I love to help everyone and say yes to doing everything, but that's just not possible. Then I feel overextended and I feel like an underachiever with all of this potential that I'm not putting to good use.
Here's a peak at some of the things that made it into my calendar:
Weekly video blog
Visiting Expired Listings
Exercise - 5x Per Week
Lead Generating Calls
Blogging Daily and/or Reading Blogs
Calling my dad in NC
Listing Updating & Maintenance
My goal is to set it and forget it! Put it in that Google Calendar and then work around that when looking what I can do for others or what social functions I can attend. Are you sticking to a schedule?