Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

-Napoleon Hill

Do you start your weeks with the best of intentions but find it difficult to complete (or even start) a particular project or task? When you plan your week in advance, you put yourself back in the driver’s seat.Here are a few reminders to help you get ahead of your business:

  • Plan your schedule on the same day and at the same time each week. Whether you choose Friday at 5 PM or Sunday at 2 PM, make it a part of your routine. You’re much more likely to be consistent if planning is a normal part of your life.
  • Use one calendar. Typically having separate calendars for home and work only adds to the confusion.
  • Prime prospecting hours are 10 AM – 2 PM. This is the time you should be out calling on referral sources, not doing paper work. Things like copying loan packages, creating marketing fliers, updating your database, researching Key Targets™ and preparing for meetings should be done either early morning or in the evening.

Start each day with a morning brief and end it with an evening debrief. The brief and debrief give you the opportunity to “fine-tune” the day’s schedule, tie up loose ends and know what tomorrow holds in store. This practice alone will create unbelievable success.   

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