Remember your school timetable?  Well, that’s the easiest way to describe a Default Diary.  It’s great for you and great for your business as it helps you plan out what needs to get done each week/month/quarter or year.  It details what happens by default.  (Which means that sometimes things have to get moved around if priorities change)

There are two steps:  The first is identifying what time you have available each week/month.  The second is identifying the key tasks that need to get slotted in.  (Tip:  We recommend you use the one page ‘9 Box NEEBS Model’ as it covers all areas of business.  For example, why not have a fortnightly call with a bookkeeper or FD to review the accounts each month?  By default, you can add those as appointments in the default diary.

  • Identify your available time and block out what’s not available so you can be realistic with your time planning
  • Identify your key tasks and how often they need to happen each week/month/etc.
  • Slot those tasks into your diary/calendar by default (e.g. 2 x calls/meetings with bookkeeper each month)
  • Giving you a much clearer idea of time available for projects

Giving you greater flexibility to group similar tasks and create focused days/chunks of time.  And if you move something, it’s easier to find a gap.

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