Applying that thought to my own leadership practice, I was curious about the percentage of time I spend on my most interesting work.
I’ve written about goals before. Check out this epic blog post on OKRs if that is your thing.
In Q1 2020 I have 5 goals. A picture is worth 1000 words:
Since I already have mapped out my ideal week, it’s plug-and-play making sure the actual daily tactics reflect the ideal week I envision.
On paper, I should put in 36.5 hours of work this week.
Help more leaders level up:
- 13 hours will be spent coaching 1:1 or in the mastermind
- An additional 2.25 hours will focus on mastermind intro calls, reaching out to current members, and writing the weekly email
- 42% of my ideal work week
Create Amazing Content
- 7 hours are earmarked for working on content in The Creative’s Workshop which I will repurpose for my blog and second book.
- 19% of my ideal work week
Increase Brand Awareness
- I won’t write any specific tasks or percentages here. My team shares out the podcast on social for me. When I ship valuable blog posts that leads to an increase in email subscribers.
Sell Out Live Event
- I notice that I don’t have live event planning on my ideal week. I need to add it and also use some create amazing content time to plan for the event. I will cancel 1.5 hours of free “office hours” coaching so that I at least sprint for 90 minutes on the event.
4% of my ideal work week
- I’m not at home in Glasgow so I don’t have access to my gym for two weeks. I’ve also gotten lazy and haven’t run. I do walk or ride my bike everywhere, but I should do a few more HIIT workouts or Yoga. I plan on doing at least three sessions via YouTube for 3 hours of yoga.
Added up I spend 65% of my work week on my 4 professional goals. I’ll take that.
If you audited your calendar what would you find? If you could use help being more intentional with your calendar I encourage you to check out the ideal week linked earlier in this post.