When I started my coaching business, I thought I had to keep my calendar open as much as possible.
Grant Cardone said that “White space is the devil”, and I was determined to not have any white space on there. I had available bookings 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends, and considered a day with fewer than 7 or 8 calls a failure.
I had no boundaries on my time, so visitors to my online calendar could book “same day” appointments and I’d get surprise bookings that I had to rush to.
I realized this wasn’t working. I didn’t feel in control, and as Mark Batterson once said; “If you don’t control your calendar, your calendar will control you”.
I then tightened my availability to stop doing calls at night and on weekends, to use that time for catching up on projects, relaxing, and recharging.
That was better, but I knew I could make further improvements. I sat back and had a good look at how I handle my calendar, and decided to make a big change …
I was hesitant at first, since it’s definitely not the “normal” way for coaches to handle their calendars – Grant Cardone would have a stroke if he saw it!
But I’ve been happy with the results so far: I’m more productive, have more time for non-business stuff, and I feel like I have a better control of my calendar and my business.
I’ve shared my new calendar approach with some of my clients, but I’m going to do a walkthrough in the special March (3 year anniversary issue) of Secret Coach Club.
If you’re feeling frazzled and unproductive, check it out and see what a difference it can make for you.
The issue goes to the printer this weekend, and the deadline to subscribe is Sunday at midnight EST: