If you’re anything like me, time is your most valuable commodity and using it wisely is something we try to do every moment of every day.
To use our time wisely we make plans, right?
But, regardless of the plans we make, life can derail us with unexpected responsibilities.
So, does that mean we shouldn’t bother making plans?
I believe that it’s still necessary to have a plan laid out so even when those unexpected situations arise we need something to get us back on track once we solve them.
Let me share one thing that works well to help me get the most out of my day.
I call it a Daily Battle Plan and I do it each morning. It’s kind of like creating an outline for your day.
Here is an example of what it could look like:
- Morning Staff Meeting
- Call client A
- Record podcast
- Prepare presentation slides
- Call client B
- Lunch with Prospective client
- LEARNING TIME
- Call client C
- Meet with the Creative Team
Did you notice there is a specific time for learning on the list?
Because of the industry that I’m in, it’s VITAL that I keep learning.
So, I make it part of my day.
Ideally, I spend 20% of my day on learning, which works out to be a little over 4 hours in a 24 hour period, but that’s me. I do that because it’s important to me.
That’s part of what the daily battle plan is for as well. To plan for what you need to get done and include things that you want to get done.
So, what will you put on your daily battle plan?