30 Days of Boundaries: Day 4 - Triage Your Calendar

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Favor request for you, over the next month I want you to keep track of everything you do on your calendar. Now, some of you may already do somewhat this while others probably don't. In my first career in public accounting I had to keep track of every 15 minutes of my day. So, I did that for well over a decade. Ideally it helps be billable and in your situation it'll help you be productive, and quite frankly it's gonna help you establish boundaries in your life because you'll know what you're spending your time on, and you can make the changes that you need to make.

Now, if you're using an electronic calendar, great. That'll be real easy for you to document what you're dong throughout the day. If you use a paper calendar, make sure it's a calendar that you have with you all the time, or at least you have a mechanism to document how you're tracking your time and then update it.

In a couple of weeks we're going to talk about this again, and I'm gonna give you some tools to review how you're spending your time, and most importantly, figure out ways to better allocate how you spend your time. I'm not saying we're gonna be eliminating everything you do, we're just gonna create opportunities for you to do the things that you wanna do.

 Be well.