Steve Schlafen, a certified coach, angel investor, facilitator, speaker, former operator and VC has written a very nice article about using your calendar to accomplish what you really want in life. He gives a step by step process, which is quite good. His article begins as follows:
Let me fill you in on a secret: you have far more control over your calendar and time than you think you do. This is one of the secrets I’ve learned in my first year as a coach.
At the end of 2019, I made a significant career change from institutional VC to coach and angel investor. COVID also upended how I work and live. These two massive shifts forced me to evaluate how I spend my time and what I truly value.
Through this metamorphosis, I became the architect of my life and calendar. Once I began to align my calendar with what I value most, there was a massive shift in my priorities, energy, happiness, and creative output. I began to recognize and realize my full potential as a coach, creator, father, and human.
Despite being a two dimensional tool, our calendars create a three-dimensional tapestry of our lives. What is on our calendars dictates what we focus on and how we spend our time in the physical world. And if we’re not mindful and deliberate, they can rule our lives and cause us to fall into routines that don’t serve us, changing who we are and even the direction of our lives.
Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.