Instead of relying on a tool with all the bells and whistles, find out where you’re struggling and what’s essential for you.
For example, if scheduling is taking you away from product development, then you could use a scheduling tool that uses machine learning to automate most of your scheduling needs. If you’re wasting too much time on email, then consider using a tool to help tame your inbox.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Schedule everything has been a good management tip since it was first given long ago as "Schedule everything on paper." The suggestion still makes a whole lot of sense. If something isn't in your calendar, it doesn't deserve your time and energy.
People who schedule fewer tasks get more done. It forces you to prioritize what’s most important.
Also, scheduling back-to-back items in your calendar doesn’t account for the unexpected. Emergencies will always pop up and if your calendar is packed too tightly, you won’t have the flexibility to handle a crisis without completely trashing your calendar for the foreseeable future.
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