96 blocks of 15 minutes
In 19 years of coaching, I’ve yet to met a “successful” person who does think they schools be able to get 98 or 102 or 110 blocks worth out of a day.
Problem is, you can’t.
Want a fun exercise?
Go buy 3x5 note cards.
A 100 pack.
Open the pack, and put 4 of them on the other side of the room.
Leaves you with 96.
Next, open your calendar.
Flip forward. Find a day, 30+ days away from today and ask yourself, “How would those 24 hours unfold, if they were ideal?”
Then, one 15-minute block at a time, start stacking the cards.
How many hours for rest? (Not what time/when?)
How many minutes for serendipitous conversation? (Not when &with whom?)
How much time for you?
When will you eat?
Be with clients?
You get it. Now, you don’t put TIME of DAY on the cards, you just make stacks of 1 to X number of cards. (Eg. when I do this, I generally start with 28 cards for sleep, 4 cards for exercise, 2 cards for reading, 1 card for “writing a thank you card.” NOTE: that’s already 35/96 cards. Or... 36% of my day!)
If your time is your most valuable and least available resource, how aware of how you’re using it are you?