We go to events and generally learn many new things and take down plenty of notes on what we can implement in our business. Then our aim is to implement what we learned over the next couple of months, however, the event binder and materials either sit on your desk, or in your bookcase, getting covered in dust, because you just can’t get the time free to work on it. You keep saying to yourself, I’m going to start working on that next week, but it never happens. In the mean time, you attend more events, with the same cycle repeating itself.
When we learn new things that we want to implement, we have to take into account, that we already have a busy day, and if we want to add activities to our day, we need to plan how we will fit them in.
The best way to ensure that you implement what you learn at events, is, when you book to attend the event, also book out the day following the event to take the time to review your notes and material, and create your action plan for what you will implement.
Once this action plan is prepared, you then plan the activities of the plan into your weeks and days, taking into account what you are already doing. This will enable you to ensure you can implement your new plans.
With my clients, I have found that implementing this type of planning process can be a bit daunting at first, as we always believe that after taking time out to attend an event, we can’t take the extra time to carry out this planning process. However, what they found was, that by doing it, they were able to impact their business significantly just through this simple planning process.
The biggest problem is, people think they don’t have time to stop and plan things, they just need to get on with it. The reality is, the people who do stop and plan, are always way ahead of you, and you don’t even notice it, because your too busy doing things..
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Have a great day,
Peter Johnson – The Time Retriever
Peter is an experienced business coach who has been working with over 172 businesses and childcare centres, and thousands of people in his workshops and speaking engagements.
He found that the biggest issue for business owners, is their inability to take control of their day and to stop putting things off to later because of distractions and interruptions, resulting in their failing to get those important things done when they planned.
He has helped business owners create successful businesses, through first developing their time management skills and then using these skills, plus many others, to grow and develop the critical areas of their businesses.