Professional Development

Effectively Planning Your Time

If you own a business or are a C-suite executive, you know how important it is to manage your time. You don’t have anyone telling you when to come in and how to do your job. You are the boss after all.

If you are anything like me, then your Achilles heel is viewing every day as a great day to work. We all know that we need downtime in order to be productive; however, the real question is HOW do we prioritize this downtime?

No Brown Days

I was introduced to No Brown Days, by BriteWrx. This time management system is so simple that you can use it today. First, start by scheduling your “Mellow Yellow” Days. These can be weekends, vacations, family days, anything really. It is so important to schedule Yellow Days first. They cannot be an afterthought or you won’t be able to be productive when you need to be.

Second, schedule your Blue Days. These are times to plan strategy. Depending on how big your team is, this could be once a month or twice a week.

Then schedule your Red “Administration Days” this is where all the boring, paper pushing stuff gets done. It really only deserves one day a week.

Finally, you will be left with Green “Money Making Days” (my favourite). Use these days to implement your Blue Day strategies and maximize your productivity.

Here is the link to the website. Happy Planning!

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