the past few years, since I began using this weekly blog to share stories about
sales and sales management, I have been receiving numerous questions from
readers including my own clients. Over the next several months I am going to
use my weekly ramblings to post one reader question with my answer. Please note
– my answers are based on my personal and professional experiences and in no
way reflect my company or specific clients.
Q: You regularly share insights on your
personal and business life. You, like everyone these days, seem to be extremely
busy. What is your best tip for time management?
A: This one is easy for me, I calendar
every detail of my life, and these details are available for everyone around me to
see. I use my Outlook calendar to log all of my activities from doctor’s
appointments to parent-teach meetings to my kid’s games and my client meetings.
I rarely mark anything private because those that have access to my calendar
should be able to use good judgement when requesting time from me. I log my
weekend activities no different than my mandatory management meetings. Wherever
I go I have my iPhone with me and my calendar sync’d. Last thing…I also make
sure to log some personal time for reading or exercising. I find that this
habit has allowed me to not only know when and where I need to be, but allows
me to budget my time in a way that allows me to say yes much more than I say