#874 What's the Plan?

So, how’s that working out for you? I mean the massive part of your day that you allow low-level influences to consume high-level time slots. Do you look back and wonder what the hell happened all day?

What about doing the same thing today that didn’t work too well yesterday? How’s that going?

Is it all just force of habit?

I don’t think so. I think it’s just thoughtlessness. I think it’s mailing it in, and it happens to the best of us from time to time.

There is an adage that says, “Never start a day until it is completed on paper.”

I like that, but it’s a bit lightweight for me. I agree that you need to have a plan for the day but add that your plan needs to come from your goals and your goals must come from your heart.

I love my Sunday planning sessions. I enjoy thinking deeply about the week to come and what I’m willing to trade my time for. I like walking into Monday committed to productive time blocks, of MY choosing, that allows me to work on the projects and things I deem essential. No one’s email, call, or text gets to decide what I do next and next and next again.

Emergencies happen, and I handle them, but 99.999% of the emails, texts, and calls that come through are not emergencies but rather urgencies…for someone else.

Spontaneity is great for dates and vacations, but good work takes planning.

Own Your Sales Gene…

Frank SommaComment