3 Step to Effectively Block Schedule
There is only a month until our Members Only Club section opens.. How am I feeling?
Excited. Nervous. Can I do this?
I will be the first to tell you I am terrible at scheduling.. pretty much anything in my life. I am a fly by the seat of my icing sugar covered pants kind of gal! Have I been able to succeed? Yes somewhat. However could I have avoided some hiccups?(let's call them straight up flu like symptoms) For sure! but I wouldn't change it and can't anyways so I would love to share some tips on scheduling and tell you what I am working on in my entrepreneurial life in regards to schedules!!
*writers note - I am also writing this post to help keep me accountable to my schedule systems ;P
What am I trying right now? Block Scheduling
What is block scheduling? By my definition, scheduling off time to complete just one task. For example, From 1-3pm today I will be working on my course plan and media posts for our "Glaze Craze" class. Then I will "de-work" for about 10 minutes by hanging with my pooches or having a snack. Then back at the next block, which for me today is ... well I am scheduling my schedule right after this post so I will let you know..
Why is this going to work? For me it's about completing one task to the best of my abilities instead of completing a couple tasks almost perfect.. but not quite. That may be forgetting to jot down a new lead or having to reread an entire email thread because I did not write down the customer change at the exact time it happened because I was just doing TOO MANY THINGS! Talk about brain overload! Have you ever shot straight out of bed in the morning way too early/late because you just remembered an important detail?! Ask my boyfriend.. he can attest to this at happening to me at LEAST 2-3 times a week ... Now let's talk about lack of proper sleep.. Maybe in another post
How to make this work STEP by STEP
I would have to say number 3 would be the most difficult! Owning my own business has allowed me the freedom to pretty much make my own schedule but from time to time with no "boss" nagging or hard pressing deadlines, I find myself allowing more "free time" when I could be completing tasks. This is leaving me scrambling in the evening to get everything done which in turn is affecting my sleep patterns. Hmmm major epiphany here... :D
When to start?! Right now... like 5 minutes ago type now
How to get the Master Scheduler? Head to Facebook and join our new group! The first 50 members receive free access to our new Members Only Club and will be entered to win a fabulous prize!
seriously! go write that schedule!
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Or search Cakers & Bakers Unite!