Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Best Effort Scheduling

One of things that I worked on with my coach, Keith Rosen, was Time Management. Priorities. Routine. Sales process. Scheduling. The last thing that I was able to put in my thick head was that I was scheduling at best effort.

"Email should only take one hour in the morning."

Never mind that it actually took me 2 to 3 hours in the morning to read, parse, reply, task and do all the email that was sitting there.

  1. Schedule by how much time it could take.
  2. Make an appointment for everything.
  3. Add in Buffer time.
  4. Be Realistic.
  5. Delegate.

No matter how much you want to, no matter how efficient you are, you can't do 15 hours of work in a 10 or 12 hour day (even skipping lunch).

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