A business planner is a must for everyone whether you have a business or not. Have you ever been one of those people to use a daily planner?
If not, you should be. As much as we’d like to admit, one of the shortcomings of being human is that we can’t remember everything.
I’m a business owner and a mom, and with all of the different meetings in addition to field trips & athletic games, it’s hard to imagine my life without a planner!
When you are in charge of accounting for small business, a business planner is a must. However, you don’t have to be a business owner or parent to find a use for a planner in your life.
There are many moms and independent business contractors who use planners to keep track of important dates and client information to have within arm’s reach to reference back to.
So to all of you business owners or employees who only rely solely on your brain, or the calendar in your cell phone; it’s time to stop!
If your cell phone dies, or the awful chance that you misplace it without backing it up to the iCloud, you will lose all of that valuable information in the blink of an eye!
Save yourself the hassle, and invest in a hard-copy planner that organizes all of the new incoming information. It can easily be edited and updated, and in the long run, save you extraordinary amounts of precious time.
Find a daily business planner that is functional for YOU. If you get one that is too big or too small, you will begin to not like it, and find ways to never use it again.
Find one that is leather-bound (for the professional businessperson), or one that has a zippered enclosure so that all of your receipts aren’t falling out (for the parent who does it all).
Whatever works for you, make sure that your life planner possesses that important quality, and you will be much more excited to open it up and use it!
By incorporating a color coded system, you will be able to differentiate between doctor’s appointments, business meetings, play dates, and other important tidbits of information within your professional planner.
If you can’t bring yourself to using colors, use stickers instead. Stickers are really easy to find and come in all shapes and sizes.
If you are unable to find stickers that are the right fit for your planner; make your own!
By personalizing your very own calendar sticker system in your life planner, you will be better able to prioritize your activities months in advance.
Make sure you bookmark the current date of wherever you leave off from day to day.
By using either a ribbon, or a handy-dandy butterfly clamp, you can quickly get to the current week and jot down a small memo that you need to remember for later.
That way, the next time you open your organizational planner, you will fall right on that page you left off at, and can read the that important note you wrote for yourself to see.
Now that you have acquired your very own personal planner, and have written down the important upcoming events, you have in your hands your very own personal assistant!
By having one that includes a calendar at-a-glance, has individual days (with ample lines and space), and either a color-coded or priority-sticker system, you will find that a planner is one of the best ways to organize your time and your life, so that you can be stress-free and find much more productive uses for your time.