BRX Pro Tip: Use Your Calendar to Get Things Done Transcript
Stone Payton: Welcome back to BRX Pro Tips. Stone Payton and Lee Kantor here with you. Lee, we all got a lot to do and we all enjoy doing it, at least, here in the Business RadioX family. But you’re a big proponent of using your calendar to get things done. What do you mean by that?
Lee Kantor: Yeah, I live by my calendar. So, in order for me to know what’s happening in my life, I have to look at my calendar, and I act accordingly. So, I try to leverage the technology to help me, help myself. And if I want to do something, it has to be scheduled. If it’s not on the calendar, if I’m not seeing it, I’ll just forget about it. It won’t kind of rise to the level of importance that I’m going to pay attention to it. So, knowing that that’s kind of a crutch and a weakness for me, I have to put things in the calendar to get things done. Like we put these podcasts, do these BRX Tips in the calendar, so we know that it gets done every single week. We put in when we have a house show, or we have a planning meeting, or we have time with Angie to talk about how are we serving our clients. That’s all in the calendar scheduled, so that we can make sure that it gets done every single week reliably.
Lee Kantor: And I think it’s important as you grow your business or you grow your show that you put in time for kind of deep thinking, you know, thinking about strategically what kind of relationships that you can leverage, who can you connect people to. You know, put 30 minutes, you know, every week, who can I connect with you? Just put connect. And then, connect some people for 30 minutes. Put in social media, just put it in the calendar, check email, put it in the calendar, and only do the work during those windows of time. That way, it all gets done. And then, you control your time instead of your time controlling you.
Stone Payton: Well, I got to tell you, I’ll just admit straight up, I really bristled with this idea at first because you brought it up years ago wanting to do that for both of us because there a lot of things that we necessarily do together. And now, I feel like it has the same sort of set of benefits that having a good strong budget does. It doesn’t confine you. It really liberates you, frees you up, and puts you in a position to make good decisions about, in that case, your money, in this case, your time.
Stone Payton: So, now, that I’ve experienced it with you, I really embrace the idea. I can’t recommend it highly enough, even if it means you go to Thursday, you see you’ve got Thursday between 2:00 and 4:00 carved out for something else. If you’re going to move that, and you’re not going to do that activity, at least, you’re going in eyes wide open and consciously changing what you do between 2:00 and 4:00. But yeah, a good analogy for me is a better way to manage money is to really know where your dollars are going. And I like it. I’m glad you brought it into my work life.