I was listening to an interview yesterday with Andy Stanley and he mentioned something about how he uses his time. If you’ve been any where near North Point, you know there is some serious amount of effective time usage there. Here’s the takeaway I got: Find the times during the day and week when you are most productive and maximize those times. Guard those time slots with intensity. When are the times when I can get the most done? When are my most creative times? When are the hours when I’m just not there?
I think my most productive hours are in the mornings before 11 and then from 3-6 in the afternoon and usually not at home. Having the option of working from home is great, however, it can be a large distraction. I know for me, it helps tremendously if I get out of the house.
The new goal for the week is to restructure my schedule around those key times. I’ll try and plan all meetings, sales opportunities, phone calls, etc not in my zone times. We’ll see what happens.
When is your zone and what can you do to protect it?