I am probably one of the last people who should be on a soapbox preaching about keeping to a schedule. My life has been one crises after another. If not a crisis with a family member, of which there have been more than I can count on all of my fingers and toes, or a health crisis of my own, ditto for the fingers and toes, or some other bizarre out of the blue who in the world would have ever thought that could have happened, it did, crisis, I’ve had them all in my life.
What got me through them was having a schedule. The schedule gave me normalcy, it kept me focused on what I could control, namely my business. So when I had cancer and I was in the hospital, I knew that every Tuesday @ 10:00am I would send out follow up emails. When, I was having Chemo or blood transfusions, and it was Thursday @ 10:00 am, I was going through my recall list. When I was at the Hospital with my Mother and it was at 4:00 I would step out and return phone calls. If I had been writing my blogs back then, every Tuesday and Friday I would have been writing and posting my blogs, as I do now, with out fail, regardless of what is going on around me, or in my life, because it is on my schedule.
I have other things on my schedule, phone call at 1:00 every Monday, I am always ready. Skype call on Wednesday at 10:30, I am always prepared. Social Media posting for myself daily. Social media Posted for a client every Monday and Thursday, etc…it goes on and on. The point is, without these items being on my schedule, I may post a blog every now and again, and then less so, and then six months has gone by without a post then a year, your smart, you get the picture. I have any clients who swear to me that they want a blog that they are going to post faithfully. Two things happen either A.) they never post anything. or B.) they post several blogs with degreasing regularity until they stop altogether. There is no C.
Life and your business get busy so if you want to make sure you do some with consistency, whether it’s call your Mother, write a blog, follow-up on networking leads, post on Linkedin or social media, make cold calls or something else put it in your schedule and make sure you keep to that schedule. don’t start scheduling over these items as unimportant. If it is in the schedule, it is important, period, end of story.
So keep a schedule, your life and your business will thank you.