Are you using the most powerful arsenal in your productivity toolbox? by @alyciaedgar

by Alycia Edgar | Featured Contributor

Calendars can be an extremely powerful tool to your productivity. Are you using your calendar as a weapon or at the mercy of it? I see many people at the mercy of their calendars, going here, there and everywhere ending up feeling absolutely frazzled. It’s a powerful tool but if it controls you it becomes a weapon against your sanity.

How can you use your calendar as a powerful productivity tool each week? Follow these steps:

1. Schedule in your recurring events in your calendar. Perhaps it’s a regular networking event, school pickup, client meeting, staff meeting.

2. If you have certain client commitments enter those into your calendar. Perhaps that’s client work each afternoon, or certain days each week.

3. Hopefully your calendar is now not FULL, if so let me ask you this? When will you concentrate on the marketing of your business? Marketing can involve such things as a weekly newsletter, follow up, social media posts, webinars, podcasts, live events. When will you make these important items happen? Schedule them into your calendar.

4. What about admin? Admin can be email, staff training, bookkeeping, post sales process etc. Have you scheduled in some time to deal with admin? Regardless of whether you outsource this function, you still need to outsource and follow up with your team about this. When in your schedule will you deal with admin?

You can see from the above that we all have a large number of tasks we are trying to squeeze into each day. If you can batch your like tasks together it makes for a more productive day.


Alycia Edgar – Leading expert in creating systems for profitable business from Business Performance HQ – Torquay, VIC, Australia

Screen Shot 2013-07-16 at 10.54.45 AMForget about your mental picture of an accountant sitting behind a desk crunching numbers all day, stopping only to peer at you over the top of his or her wire-rimmed glasses.

A trained accountant, yes, but also much more. Alycia Edgar does not fit the picture painted above; instead she is a latte-sipping, beach-loving business owner who happens to be great at numbers and systems.

Alycia is a leading expert in creating systems for profitable business growth for her clients.  Nothing makes her happier than looking at your business numbers and helping you to understand what the numbers are saying, implementing systems to make your business more productive, or processes to make everything happen quicker and smoother.

Alycia is passionate about the idea that the right systems are the key to driving business growth.

She can share clear strategies that can help business owners become more productive and profitable immediately.

Alycia works with business owners to achieve this result through one-on-one mentoring and consulting on how to roll out innovative systems, procedures and processes. And will be launching her revamped Bizfficiency course later in the year.

A lover of social media, you can follow Alycia on Twitter & Facebook.

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