I spent this afternoon in my Strategic Block. My Strategic Block, the best idea I took from the book, 12 Week Year, by Brian P. Morgan and Michael Lennington, is for me to spend three hours every week “on” my business. My Strategic Block is three uninterrupted hours of me doing something to improve my business. Today that three-hour block was spent listening to a business audiobook. Things I’ve done on my Strategic Blocks:
- Watch Ted Talks
- Write new stories for my keynotes
- Record YouTube videos
- Brainstorm new solutions for the problems that my customers struggle with
- Attend a webinar
- Pray for favor and wisdom in my business
- Go to a networking luncheon or educational workshop
- Read books (or listen to audiobooks)
- Pray over upcoming training sessions/keynotes
When I’m in my weekly Strategic Block, I don’t answer my phone, no meetings are allowed, and get this – I don’t check emails or texts. My only focus is doing something that helps me improve my business.
I took pages and pages of notes as I listened to three hours of my audiobook today. What about you? Do you dedicate time monthly, or better yet, weekly to developing your team, department or business? If not, I urge you to start.
Set aside time to plan, brainstorm, explore and prepare to be your absolute best self! The results will be manifested in your team’s morale, your customer experience, and in you! Part of your Strategic Block might be to spend time right here on my blog or my YouTube channel for ideas on how to help your employees fascinate customers with a dazzling customer experience!