Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a pattern for your month, part of Managing Your Calendar for Peak Productivity.
- [Instructor] Monthly patterns help you simplify…your workflow and scheduling.…There are two types of monthly patterns…that you can create.…Days of the month, and ordinal, or nth days of the week.…Here's an illustration what I mean.…This is my time budget.…It allows me to create a pattern…for my month where I can focus on…some of my most valuable activities.…Two of my most valuable activities…are writing and speaking, which I lump into…content creation, and coaching,…where I'm working one on one with a coaching client.…
You'll notice that on the first and third…Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each month,…I focus on writing and speaking.…You can create the same kind of pattern…in your schedule.…So switching over to your time budget,…I might create a pattern for doing performance reviews.…I know that that's critical to my success,…and so I'm going to set that to occur…on the Wednesdays of the month,…in this case not every Wednesday,…but the first and third Wednesdays of each month.…
So I'll need to create two appointments…
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- Recognize the pitfall of having too many calendars.
- Recall the benefits of leaving 15 minutes of cushion for each task during a busy week.
- Name the best ratio for meetings to actual work for the average person.
- Relate “time abhors a vacuum” to scheduling meetings.
- List what you should schedule during your maximum productivity hours.
- Explain how you should manage your calendar during the busiest time of the year.