Learn About the YOU-Shaped Business Program, there’s no one universal right way of doing things, the things that will move your business forward, Continue to improve my coaching skills and services, Visibility and community building: Marketing Action Club and weekly. So I plan for my week around energy instead of time. – A free PowerPoint PPT presentation (displayed as a Flash slide show) on PowerShow.com - id: 57bc1c-YzZlN I have 12 hours blocked out for clients and 8 hours blocked out for my major projects. 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A1�v�jp ԁz�N�6p\W� p�G@ You can choose things that align with your larger plans. h�b``�a``�` �/����Y8��x��������APE8a��3KY���\�T��� �ff`�c1�� � � � endstream endobj 8 0 obj <> endobj 9 0 obj <> endobj 10 0 obj <>stream ( Log Out /  p�59dO$����%���~h�����>�\>�mu�����l5_6�V�.r��I�x0@Z��9p�~5[�-Vsx�]�����h�ٶ��z�3��z��o��#_M�k5���{Sz��*�oo4`����B��(�/�R$8�W Crystal templates image source: Shutterstock . My Big Rocks Template. INSTRUCTIONS: This exercise helps you align how you spend your time with your "real" priorities, your "Big Rocks". Put the Big Rocks first. There’s only finding the right way for YOU. You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. These activities are in contrast to gravel, which represents all the little things that fill up our lives – email, calls, laundry, less important priorities, and so on. ��r!��v -�D�³R���X_6$*W�k�����J\R�C֏��BȨ ��t�ad*�c��K�Z��� �H���BVd�G����GE��q�� �²Dc�Q�� �,c��A 100% satisfaction guaranteed - or send it back for a refund! I have 3 more hours I can use to be productive. �--�R�Z(.��nP�PK����z� �����>�����|g|�=� @]ȕH�q @�8_�N���¤� PA��M�\*���ش]9��; �[�.�6`/s���d�V��6%\�x�,N�dG]��sh̢�Q/^��w͕���+�f�1qP@E����KTҨ}A=��CR׀-.A�}�z�����~ȃȽ=*`�xDsǚ My first response: You picked the wrong person to ask! It’s the old “put your oxygen mask on first” message we get on airplanes. %PDF-1.6 %���� Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website. "�c���W�T�!����z��_�&?��]����(����ǀ�� �����ׁ�h����" �qqh� Put the Big Rocks First. It’s all a priority!”. Ⱦ�h���s�2z���\�n�LA"S���dr%�,�߄l��t� Here’s the definition of priority from Merriam-Webster: Priority: something that is more important than other things and that needs to be done or dealt with first. *�k��������r��!ܜ.��љ-�Me���h����ɖ!���6����p�v�����C|�� �ŏD�����I��B�. When you’re loading up your Time Jar for the week or for the day, put the big rocks in first – your most important tasks – the things that will move your business forward. Change ). If you have more self-discipline than I do, you may not need to do this. I can get all this done by noon. As I’ve written before, there’s no one universal right way of doing things. We all have 24 hours per day. x�WX��>�H�J�SF��2���dATbH!���(� ( Log Out /  Some people (like my husband) prefer to slot those tasks into the calendar so that they know exactly what they need to do at exactly what time. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL. The Truth is: If you don’t put the big rocks in first, you will never get them in at all.” We have to pick out what our “Big Rocks”, organize our priorities around those, and only then look at what else we want to add into the remaining interstitial spaces of our lives. Every time management system agrees on this! Once again, I’m taking an idea from Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: the Big Rocks Method. Think of your time as a jar – it only holds so much – and we use a good chunk of that time for things like sleeping, eating and having a life outside of work. You can peek behind the curtain here: My not so secret plans for 2017). 4�.0,` �3p� ��H�.Hi@�A>� Yet…I’ve somehow managed to be productive all the same. This was a really really hard thing to implement. Not putting your business first is what leads to “feast and famine” syndrome. O*��?�����f�����`ϳ�g���C/����O�ϩ�+F�F�G�Gό���z����ˌ��ㅿ)����ѫ�~w��gb���k��?Jި�9���m�d���wi獵�ޫ�?�����c�Ǒ��O�O���?w| ��x&mf������ endstream endobj 13 0 obj <>stream @�G����I���p The ‘big rocks’ in Choice 3 represent the important priorities that our roles play in our lives – time spent on key relationships and responsibilities, important projects, critical meetings, and so forth. If you follow this system, you’ll get the most important things done each day/week. Yes, I can carve out more time – but it’s not productive time because my brain is tired. Instead, I refer to my list and choose the most appealing (or pressing) next task. ��=���`Hr��5q��(|A�:[?�� � ��'���h���%�B�� q* BUT if we start with our big rocks, we create room for what's important in life - and the sand and pebbles can only fill the spaces in between. You’ll see that I’ve blocked out time to work with clients, to prepare for and run my MAC meeting and to write my weekly blog post. In this video (scroll down for the text version), I share my method of planning – in the hopes that it might help you. ;���� Կ� endstream endobj 11 0 obj <>stream Get collaborative support developing marketing messaging that conveys your true value, sets you apart from your competition and attracts your ideal clients. Or I could take the easy route and use my schedule to work around my character flaws. ���3=��� Above all, it is pretty simple to customize text, color, font or layout of any of these PPT templates. It’s on top of my dusty planner from 2005 that I never used” kind of person. �������/�}������Z�� J�)�!��r��9�V��KiE�K��+�%"����QK˱W�د헫��/'����fQ����wo��U�-*��z��Ѻ�~]���¦�����ϱh�68�sȨ$t��=Q�뙬셾@S�#P��I�&��5]/��-м�{�P!�C� h��K:�:����W T�;1w1hLjˣe���l�3�NoF�::��/aO�Dܑm�J�lvy�\��qܫ����S��kŌ�GI�? �FV>2 u�����/�_$\�B�Cv�< 5]�s.,4�&�y�Ux~xw-bEDCĻH����G��KwF�G�E�GME{E�EK�X,Y��F�Z� �={$vr����K���� If it’s something I need to do for my own business, I’ll put it off. I find that really restrictive and my inner rebel won’t play along.