Hows your day?
Have you plan every things?
A day without planning is like a tea without sugar, sometimes okay but sometimes we need to taste a sweet of it.
It similar with your daily routine, make it as a awesome day.
Okay, lets take some examples.
You need a vacation. Some peoples just buy and go to travel anywhere, but some don’t.
Similar with me, sometimes not only related with financial budget, but related with timing, and others.
I have a group of backpacker team that meet on holiday package.
Sometimes we go on 6 peoples, but sometimes on 10-14 peoples.
Usually, we book a ticket 6-12 months before (for international flight) or 1-3 months before (for local flight).
Then, some of us in charge for planning, budgeting, trip plan, accommodation, etc.
Usually by me, but with support from other member.
I did some effort like:
a. Choose and trust with your team.
I did identification about their ability. It’s important as a first step. After that, I really on or trust them to do as planned.
b. Make a planning.
I did a planning for place, activities, alternative solution, etc. It’s including the prediction of budgeting.
On 2 months before the day, I send them the planning and ask their opinion.
I ask a regular meeting every Friday night, after our office hours.
Then, I am tracking every progress, from small until big progress.
This tracking important to us.
Then, we go to vacation.
On each night before each plan, I discuss with them about tomorrow plan.
If there’s a change, then we change a priority.
2. A student or university student.
Do you remember a time when be a student in university?
Okay, before the enter the university, they should take a test.
After that, they need to learn, study, and pass the university.
a. They need a study group that would become their close friends and support each other on a study. They should trust and make a full engagement.
b. They create a study plan, whether to finish study in 3 or 4 or 5 years.
For this option, they need to make a tracking, make a priority, and discuss with friends or family. If you study hard and get a great score, you will pass in 3 years. If not, you could spend 6 years.
c. Practice and practice everyday.
Like owner of Honda said, practice makes perfect.
Sharpen your abilities and knowledge and the benefit will follow in future.
3. Office Employees.
This is based on my experiences.
a. Make a team meeting every Friday afternoon.
It will make a team engagement, review a week performance, and make a planning for next week.
b. Make a annual plan.
This plan need to breakdown every quarter, monthly, weekly, and daily.
Then analyst and keep tracking the plan.
If there’s a change, then you change a priority.
Keep see the bottom needs of your customers, either internal or external customers.
Yes, you have a plan, but sometimes, management have an important task to do now.
So, judge your priority based on needs.
If someone ask to prioritize their job, then asked first, It’s important.
If yes, ask their big boss to send you the email to make a priority.
After that, discuss with team and record all documentation.
c. Think your tomorrow plan a night before.
Before go to go home and sleep, think again for tomorrow.
List down your task, meeting, target date, outfits, breakfast, lunch, other outside office activities, etc.
It’s a hard to do but practice on it everyday.
You will learn that this activities will give you a better day.
d. Learn and Practice.
Everyone make a mistake.
Then, learn to not do it again.
Practice makes you better peoples.
Okay, this thing happen to everyone.
I had hundred email everyday.
Then, I manage email.
I spend email reading and reply on specific time.
I did it every morning 08.00 – 08.30 AM, 11.00 – 11.30 AM, 13.30 – 14.00 PM, 16.00 – 16.30 PM.
These my email time, so I can reply email within my busy day, even in a meeting.
Got it now?
I hope yes.
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Author by Christina DesMarais, 30 July 2015
Access on 3 August 2015