How to Schedule for Maximum Output
When your work is helping startups creating holistic growth, it’s tough to say no to meeting requests. So entrepreneur Erin Newkirk, founder of Satya—an advisory for business founders and leaders—has gotten methodical about scheduling.
“Create, consume, and connect are the three modalities I live by. Typically, I’m more creative in the morning (create and consume) and expressive in the afternoon (connect). I plan my office hours accordingly.”
“I subscribe to Acuity [online appointment scheduling service]. I maintain multiple calendars, each with its own direct booking line. When someone wants to meet for the first time, I send them my ‘Intros’ calendar, which offers 30-minute phone slots and suggests sending a LinkedIn profile page link and/or resume after booking a meeting.”
“Each calendar allows me to set up preferred days and times of the week I want to meet, and it syncs with my real calendar, so if I have another meeting during my office hours, it won’t show that time as available.”