A week man is not a weak man. Let me explain. A man who makes time to analyze his goals and create a weekly schedule aligned with achievement is strong. Does this make sense?
Ok, if you establish time every week to develop a plan of how you will spend your days, you can acquire the traction that drives success.
I am a week man. Each week, my schedule reflects the critical areas of my life where I want to see growth. This discipline empowers me to embrace behaviors aligned with productivity.
I learned this approach to scheduling as a participant in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity’s Faculty Success Program. The Faculty Success Program provides an academic boot camp to graduate students and faculty members looking to improve writing habits and build community. As a member of the program, you are made accountable for writing every day and participating in online webinars.
In one of the Sunday evening sessions, the presenter, Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, shared the process of creating a weekly plan. It involves setting aside time on a Friday afternoon or Sunday morning to plan the next week. This planning process includes using a calendar to allocate the time required to meet personal and professional responsibilities.
It’s been years since I participated in the program, but I still find value in making time to organize my schedule. Each Sunday morning, I use Google calendar to reserve time for the activities aligned with my goals. This planning takes me 15-30 minutes, and it provides me with an abundance of clarity for seven days.
To create a good schedule, you will need to decide what matters most to you.
My personal goals include spending mindful time with my family, exercising, praying, and meditating. Each week, I establish the time for activities congruent with these objectives.
My week’s schedule also includes time for professional activities. Such examples may include, handling job responsibilities, writing articles, and connecting with other people. The plan you make should consist of the small steps that lead toward your larger goals.
With consistency, a weekly schedule adhered to can build momentum up the hill called success. Plans coupled with vision can encourage you to develop the courage to say no to activities that do not fit your calendar. A weekly schedule helps you stay on track when life happens, and things do not go as you planned.
Don’t expect to be perfect. A weekly schedule is designed to provide you with guidance. It helps create structures for your life that can support achievement.
If you wish to become more productive, make creating a schedule and transforming yourself to a week man a priority. In your calendar, allocate time for growth and learning activities that can influence your personal and professional relationships. Some challenges are inevitable. With proper planning and a positive intention behind your actions, all things are possible.
For assistance with organizing your calendar and creating a plan to achieve your goals, explore my coaching services. It would be my honor to help you.
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