Monday, 11 April 2011

Failing Your Way To Success

Well, I've screwed up big time this month.

I decided to increase my sponsoring efforts and as a result I'm not getting my retail bonus for the first time in 6 months.

I need to find a way to do both with the limited hours at my disposal. Looks like it's back to Review, Revise and Refocus.

Still, I've learnt that I can either put out catalogues (this time, with recruitment flyers in), or I can put out recruitment flyers. I don't have the time for both. I'm having problems finding the time to fit everything in as it is.

My typical week goes something like this (with the exception of trips to Heathrow; that only happens once every 3 months):


 
Saturday
Sunday
Monday 
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
05:00




Get up, breakfast
Get up, breakfast

06:00
Get up, wake son
Get up, wake son
Get up, wake son
Get up, wake son
Leave for Heathrow, wake son
Leave for Leicestershire, wake son by phone
Get up, wake son
07:00
Son's paperround, breakfast
Son's paperround, breakfast
Son's paperround, breakfast
Son's paperround, breakfast
Son's paperround, breakfast, Travel to Heathrow
Son's paperround, breakfast, travel to Leicestershire
Son's paperround, breakfast
08:00
Travel to Chichester
Rebag catalogues
Drop son at school, car share, travel to work
Drop son at school, car share, travel to work
Arrive at Heathrow
Car share, travel to work
Car share, travel to work
09:00
Travel to Chichester
Rebag catalogues
Arrive at day job
Arrive at day job
Collect fiance
Arrive at day job
Arrive at day job
10:00
Travel to Chichester
Gardening
Work
Work
Travel to Oxfordshire
Work
Work
11:00
Arrive at Chichester
Gardening
Work
Work
Arrive at Oxfordshire
Work
Work
12:00
Family day out
Lunch
Work
Work
Lunch with fiance
Work
Work
13:00
Family day out
Shopping
Lunchtime phone calls to prospects
Lunchtime phone calls to prospects
Rest of day with fiance (just back from overseas contract)
Lunchtime phone calls to prospects
Lunchtime phone calls to prospects
14:00
Family day out
Housework
Work
Work
With fiance
Work
Work
15:00
Family day out
Decorating
Work
Work
With fiance
Work
Work
16:00
Travel home
Weekly talk to fiance in Kazakhstan
Work
Work
With fiance
Work
Work
17:00
Travel home
Weekly talk to fiance in Kazakhstan
Work
Work
With fiance
Work
Work
18:00
Travel home
Evening meal
Arrive home, get changed, start Kleeneze recruitment
Arrive home, get changed, start Kleeneze retail
With fiance
Arrive home, get changed, start Kleeneze retail
Arrive home, get changed, start Kleeneze retail
19:00
Shopping
Housework
Blanket drop flyers
Blanket drop catalogues
With fiance
Collect catalogues
Blanket drop catalogues
20:00
Evening meal
Review weekly activity
Blanket drop flyers
Blanket drop catalogues
With fiance
Collect catalogues
Blanket drop catalogues
21:00
Housework
Plan weekly activity
Arrive home, evening meal
Arrive home, evening meal
With fiance
Arrive home,  rebag catalogues
Arrive home, evening meal
22:00
Decorating
Bed
Housework
Housework
Bed
Input customer orders, eat
Housework
23:00
Bed

Bed
Bed

Housework
Bed
00:00





Bed


I have virtually no social life and consequently a very small warm market. That's due to being a single mum, who works full time. All I've done is swap surfing and TV time for Kleeneze time. My fiance lives 55 miles away, so we only see each other at weekends when he's not working overseas.

I know I need to work smarter; I know I'm still a Kleeneze apprentice and I'm learning all I can. I just haven't worked out how to improve my organisation and time management skills.

But I will, and when I do, I'll be on my way to achieving my goals.