Productive By Appointment

Last Update: January 26, 2022

One of the things I enjoy is finding ways to improve myself and my business. We all have limits on how much time we can spend on our business so finding ways to be productive is important. Here's a cool productivity tip I discovered today!

Lately I just haven't been getting stuff done - well not as much as I'd like to do. There's been a few things happening recently which haven't helped the situation (bereavement and illness) but I felt like I needed to find a way to get back on track.

There's many reasons why you might not get stuff done or get everything ticked off on your to do list such as:

➡ Feeling too tired
➡ Not in the right frame of mind
➡ Not having enough time to complete the task right now
➡ Lack of planning

Here's the tip I learned today which I really think will help me really get stuff done. Rather than put things on a generic "to do list",

✅ Schedule each task as an appointment in your calendar

By having an appointed time for each task it's much more likely that you will actually tackle it at that time.

To-do list + Calendar = Action + results!

Stay productive!

Dave

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JKulk1 Premium
I understand what you have experienced Dave. It happens to me a lot. Jim
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Jim. It is what it is. Everyone faces challenges from time to time.
Thanks
Dave
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muslimah Premium
That's a great idea, Dave.
I will try it out.
Thank you.
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Dave07 Premium
Awesome. I hope it works well for you 🙂
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BrendaMZ Premium
We all need to structure our time better. I too have health issues. This semester, I am teaching Deaf Culture and American Sign Language (ASL) an online college courses and grading students papers wear me out pretty quickly. So much to do and prioritize. I like your tip about setting up an appointment to do the tasks for better productivity.
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Dave07 Premium
Sounds like you have a lot on so I'm sure scheduling will help too. Rewarding work for you too though I'm sure 🙂
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Newme202 Premium
A calendar to do list is awesome
Thank you for this idea
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Simone
Thanks for the great feedback. Hope you find it useful in your business.

Regards
Dave
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Newme202 Premium
I will
Thank you :)
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Wdcope Premium
Very good Dave! This is something I always did when I worked full time until I retired. Then after things never got done because so many thought I had nothing to do. When starting my online business it took awhile, but I came to the same conclusion, and decided since this is no less a business, treat it the same and now my schedule is out there and my wife can see it and we schedule around it or after. Much more productive!
Thanks,
Bill
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Bill
Glad to hear of your experience. I think it is a great way to get stuff done by allocating a specific time to do it.

Thanks
Dave
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