If you’re like most people, you probably feel overwhelmed and disorganized at times.
It can be hard to stay productive when you don’t have a system in place.
But what if there was a tool that could help you get organized and stay on track?
Well, there is – and it’s called a calendar!
The benefits of using a calendar at work and at home
We often use tools in order to get things done.
For instance, I needed to get a big home project done, so I borrowed my dad’s tractor and his backhoe to finish the job.
In the yard, we were planting some trees, and I used a spade to plant them.
It is common for us to think about these kinds of tools when we think about tools, but there are other tools and things that we can use.
For instance, how can time management be improved by using tools?
Well, I’m not sure a shovel will help much, and a backhoe isn’t going to help either.
However, I do have some tools I like to rely on for time management and productivity.
It’s a tool that will benefit your team and your family
One of those tools is a calendar.
I use a calendar for personal purposes.
Overall, I use it for business purposes and for family matters.
Today, calendars have become digital.
In my case, I use Google Calendar.
I use it to schedule everything.
The tool, Google Calendar, is awesome and easy to use.
That’s what I do first and I apply it before anything else.
Whenever possible, I start putting my business items on my calendar well in advance, and I give my team members access to the calendar so that they can put things on it as well.
Since then, I’ve started doing something new that’s been a game-changer for me.
Let me tell you about it.
My kids and wife now have access to my calendar, not just to see what I have going on, but to schedule stuff as well.
Perhaps you think that’s silly. Some may ask, “Why would your kid, or your wife, want to schedule something formally on the calendar?”
I can assure you that it’s been a complete game-changer.
The benefits of sharing your digital calendar with your kids and spouse
My daughter is applying for college, so I need to be available to her whenever she needs my attention.
She has noticed that my day is largely dictated by my calendar.
When she realized that and I taught her to schedule her own calendar items for these important upcoming events, she actually started putting things in my calendar that needed my attention.
Now, it may have been to go to a school visit, or in some cases, to prepare for a scholarship application or an interview, but either way, it was scheduled and what gets scheduled gets done.
If you haven’t thought of using a calendar as a tool to keep you better organized or manage your time, perhaps you should consider it.
Not just for your business, but also for your personal life, including your kids and your spouse.
I use it all the time.
I’ve noticed a big difference in my life since implementing it.
I want to be present when I’m supposed to be.
As a result, using a calendar as a primary tool has proven to be immensely beneficial for me.
In fact, my level of organization, productivity, and communication has greatly increased.
My team also benefits from it.
It’s good for my business, and it’s helpful for my kids too.
I recommend that you try it.
What’s your favorite tool for staying organized and productive? Let us know in the comments.