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How to Use Your Calendar to Maximize Your Effectiveness
This simple practice will help you accomplish your goals.
Ryan Carson, Treehouse’s CEO, combined knowledge from several amazing books—The Effective Executive, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and Getting Things Done—plus his 12 years of experience running companies into one simple practice that has improved my effectiveness and productivity massively.
Here's how you can copy his system:
List the top five high-level goals you need to work on
Decide what percentage of your time should be allocated to each one
Create recurring calendar blocks that map to those things
It might look something like this…
One of the challenges we all have is managing external interruptions or meetings.
Ryan deals with this by allocating a certain percentage of his time to meetings and then creating Google Calendar Appointment Slots that recur.
If he agrees to meet with someone, he simply emails them a link and they can book any of those slots that are open.
This way he‘s not allowing external meetings to eat away the prioritized blocks of time that he created.