When it's time to implement some change the most common excuse I hear from builders and remodelers is “I don’t have time for that”. It doesn’t really matter what the topic is since this has become a reflex response for most things.
We all have the same amount of time. No more, no less. It’s not possible, at least not yet, to actually create time so we need to make the best use of the time we have. The best way I know to do this is through time blocking.
The basic concept of time blocking is to schedule specific slots of time, during each day, for singular tasks and put all of your effort and focus into that task and nothing else. No distractions, no “you gotta minute” questions, no excuses! You must schedule these blocks of time on your calendar for each day of the week and then stick to it. Be sure to block some flex or open time each day for the unexpected things that may pop up.
Some examples of time blocks are: Weekly planning every Monday from 8:00 to 10:00. Business Development every Monday from 2:00 to 4:00. Sales calls on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Team meetings on Wednesdays at 9:00. Friday afternoons are for personal time. Customize the slots to fit your workflow.
Once you put blocks of time on your schedule you have to protect it at all costs. Avoid distractions by turning off notifications, let others know you are unavailable, and plan ahead so that chaos and unnecessary interruptions are removed from your daily routine. You must learn to say no to most of the noise in your daily life.
Once you master time blocking you will regain control of your schedule and suddenly have more time to do the things you’ve been putting off.
If you are looking to implement some change in your business feel free to contact me and we can block some time together.