Putting what you learn into action

Clay Johnson:                    Hi, guys. Clay Johnson, Castle & Cooke Mortgage, here with Cheryl Knowlton and Dynamite Productions, as if you guys didn’t know that by now, but it is always good to kind of let you know who we are, what we’re doing, and what we’re excited about. We just talked a little bit about how do you take that emotion that you felt in a class and education, a seminar, a work-

Cheryl Knowlton:             Or an idea that you got.

Clay Johnson:                    … the idea that you got, and how do you put that into action? Cheryl, what are some of your thoughts on that? I know we both have the different things that we do there, but really help us take that thing to the next level.

Cheryl Knowlton:             Oh, my goodness. One way that this really helps for me, because, like Clay mentioned in the last segment, very emotional, I get all lit up about something, and then … when it comes to the rubber meets the road,

Clay Johnson:                    Womp, womp, womp.

I use an app called ASANA

Cheryl Knowlton:             I have two thoughts on that. Number one, I use an app called Asana, A-S-A-N-A. It’s free, and it’s a task management system. You can put the task in there, set a date, and delegate it to someone else on your team, or you can delegate it to yourself if it’s something that you truly are the only one that can actually do. It is a great way for me to remind myself. The biggest lie I told myself after 40 is I don’t have to write that down. The biggest lie I told myself after 50 is I don’t have to write that down right this second. I have to write everything down. I love that, every Monday, my virtual assistant goes through all of my Asana tasks-

Clay Johnson:                    Ew, nice.

Cheryl Knowlton:             … not only hers, but mine, and reminds me and holds me accountable. “How are you doing on that? How are you doing on that? How are you doing on that?” I either say, “I’ll have that done by the end of the day,” or we bump it a week so that she will remind me again.

Time blocking

Clay Johnson:                    Excellent, excellent feedback. I love it. Great ideas. I find the same thing for me because it’s really, for me, it comes down to time blocking, and it’s “Okay, when am I going to time block this?” Sometimes, I try to focus on three things at a time. I do really good at threes. If I am currently in the middle of some threes, I’ll put that at a time when I know I’ve got those three under control-

Cheryl Knowlton:             Love that.

Clay Johnson:                    … and then block some time, and we’ll talk a little bit more about time blocking in our next segment.

Cheryl Knowlton:             Yay.

Clay Johnson:                    Otherwise, guys, have a great day. I mean, have a great day anyway, and we’ll talk to you soon.