One of the biggest tools in a successful individuals toolkit is the Calendar app.
It doesn’t matter if it’s managed by your virtual assistant, secretary or you use an app.
The goal is to be efficient and effective with your time.
You can make more money if you lost it, but the one thing you cannot get back is time.
Managing a feature rich calendar app is the second most effective way to create margin in your life, manage your affairs, stay on task and on target to hit your goals.
The first most effective way is to have another person manage your calendar for you.
If you can’t afford to have someone update and track your appointments then a simple calendar app can do it with little effort on your part.
The best thing is that you can always move up to a personal assistant as you grow. You can share the same calendars with your assistant in a few taps.
With a little coaching you’ll be calendaring in no time.
Here’s seven reasons why you should learn to use your Calendar app effectively.
1. You wake up with a plan
Every night I add to my calendar from a list of events I have written down that need to be added to my To Do list and multiple calendars.
When I wake up at around 4 AM I review my calendar to prepare my mind for the day ahead. This gives me clarity on what I’ll be focused on that day and why.
2. What gets calendared gets done
In the same way that following an agenda keeps you on task scheduling events, reminders and to do’s keeps you working towards your goal.
A good calendar app will have reminders, task and to do list functionality built in.
3. Multiple calendars
The Calendar app allows you to have multiple calendars.
For example you can have a calendar for your company, your home or a general purpose one for keeping track of your otherwise hard to manage schedule.
You can toggle these off and on as needed.
You can even create a calendar for your ideal week.
I have a calendar called Perfect Week. It has what I want my ideal week to look like.
We both know things are not going to always go as planned, but this way gives you purpose and direction for your day and week ahead.
5. Live life on purpose
Proper calendar management keeps you aligned with your focused areas of opportunity.
You live on purpose proactively verses being reactive to whatever life throws your way.
One empowers you the other leaves you feeling powerless.
6. Types Of Events
One time events are events that only happen once or once in a while.
An example is having lunch with a friend, carpet cleaning Monday at 3 or when your Mother needs a ride to the doctors this Friday.
A recurring event is a calendar entry that is ongoing.
For example a meeting that happens every week or a due date for turning in assignments or task.
How to schedule one off and recurring events along with alerts using the Calendar app made easy in the iOS Master Series.
7. The difference Between Successful Individuals and very Successful Individuals
Warren Buffett says…
“The difference is that very successful people say no to almost everything.”
Very successful individuals work in extended uninterrupted blocks of time.
Being able to say no allows you to be able to say yes to the things you like and want to do.
To learn how to master your Calendar app and your iOS device you can subscribe to the iOS Master Series by Fedora Outlier LLC.
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