In this third post of the blog series based on the 90-day Success Plan Course, we cover 5 simple steps that can help you to clear, streamline, and manage your schedule – no sweat! In the previous post we discussed how to achieve your goal without overwhelm, or at least manage that feeling of *arggggggh!* and feel more in charge of things. Have a look at it here. The post before that shows how to create a plan, the first step towards success in this series. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here.
I extracted some skills that I developed and strategies that I devised to create the tips in this blog post. I also help my clients to build these skills and more. I hope you find it useful!
In the previous post, you learnt how creating a firm plan can help to prevent overwhelm. That’s just one part of getting rid of confusion. Next, we have to put your plan into action. To do this we have to make the time to do it. This of course, brings us to overwhelm central! Because I know, female musicpreneur, that your overburdened schedule is a HUGE part of your productivity and self care problem! We’ll look at this briefly in this post. So now it’s time to clear that impossible schedule and create a streamlined and manageable one!
Let’s do this!
1. Create a to-do list
2. Understand what needs to be done
Are all those things in your to-do list really necessary? Can they wait or get ditched?
Why do we need to know this?
It’s easy to just keep going on auto pilot, but when we can objectively look at all we think have to do, we are able to get rid of what isn’t necessary. This frees up so much time! Plus, if we don’t actually acknowledge our duties, we can feel overburdened due to our lack of clarity and that it’s all too much to handle. Put anything not urgent on the back burner for now. If it does have a deadline, move it to a later date (in your calendar or diary) at which you can realistically address it.
3. Update or clear your existing schedule
4. Create a new schedule
5. Block out sufficient time for each step
Whilst creating your schedule (see step 4), as you’ve already figured out how much time you’ll need to carry out each step (see part 2 here), you can easily block out relevant time slots in your calendar. Often, we don’t plan adequately, so when something unexpected goes wrong it can throw us off and leave us feeling as though we’ll never get it done. Then, we get caught in the catch-up cycle and end up feeling so behind that we beat ourselves up. Setting adequate time for steps helps you to keep on top of what’s going on. This makes you able to tweak, streamline and manage your schedule and make it seem more effortless – as a boss lady musician should!
So hurrah! You have the basics down for creating a streamlined schedule.
Now, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There is more to really owning your time and having THE most streamlined and organised schedule going. For exercises that will walk you through creating a schedule to ENSURE you LIVE the money making and career progressing lady boss musicpreneur life that you crave, try our 90-Day Success Plan For Musicpreneurs. If you’re ready to get organised and to prepare for a positive boost and change to your life, income, and career, this one is for you.
Our 90-Day Success Plan for Female MusicPreneurs goes deeper. Plus, it provides practical exercises to help you achieve success for each of the success steps along the way.
Have a fab one!
This blog series is a micro segment of our 90-Day Success Plan Course that takes you from confusion and overwhelm to owning your career and seeing amazing results in 90 days or less. If you’d like early access and your VIP invite, click here to register: 90-Day Success Plan Course.