- [Instructor] The weekly pattern let's us look at…each half day or four hour increment of the week.…This helps us create an overall structure that repeats.…Your personal life and your work life are inseparably…connected and your success in one will influence…your success in the other.…So, let's start with creating a personal pattern…for your week.…At the very least, I recommend you have one full…protected day where you do not do work.…This day will allow you to recharge your physical…and emotional batteries for the next week.…
You can choose any day that you want but we…would want to look at your work schedule and for most…people it's usually going to be a Saturday or a Sunday.…So, take a look at your weekly calendar and commit…to one and create a recurring pattern.…We'll do this here on Saturday.…And establish this to be a repetitive weekly appointment.…Great, now, what if you have an important relationship…such as with a spouse or a loved one?…Which half day or four hour increment could you devote…on a weekly basis to that person?…
- 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.