Using a Virtual Scheduler to Make Your Life Easier
Before you outsource a significant portion of your scheduling to a piece of software or even a virtual assistant, the first thing you should do is get control over your own schedule.
Start by asking yourself the question: what do you want your schedule to look like? What’s the goal? You should sit down and consider what your ideal work day would look like. Obviously, not every workday is going to look like this. You may not even achieve it regularly. But knowing your goal will help you design the schedule needed to improve your life.
For example, let’s say that you’re an entrepreneur used to working long hours. And your new goal is to finish work at 5 p.m. every day, no matter what. That could extend to a variety of new rules, including:
- Finishing work at 5 p.m. every day, even if you still have things left on your plate. In this case, you would have to choose what work is the most valuable every day, leading to an increase in the quality of your prioritization.
- Getting the hard stuff out of the way. Maybe you don’t like taking free consultations with potential new clients, but you understand that it’s the “bread and butter” of your sales process. How could you create a schedule so that you handle this every day without it interrupting your flow? One option would be to use a tool like Calendly to only open a specific portion of your schedule to these meetings.
Once you have the goal in mind, you can set the new guidelines you need in your schedule to make those goals an inevitability.