Clay Johnson:                    Hi guys, Clay Johnson, Castle & Cooke Mortgage, here with Cheryl Knowlton and Dynamite Productions. Guys, we led in last time on time blocking, and those of who’ve been in the business a long time know just how important this is.

Clay Johnson:                    Cheryl, in your book, Burn the Hamster Wheel, you really hit very clearly on this and gave some great ideas. Tell us a little bit about some of those ideas on time blocking.

Cheryl Knowlton:             I would love to. It’s strategy number two in Burn the Hamster Wheel on time blocking. It is the only way for me to get this mountain of things done, is to figure out not only what I need to do, but when I’m going to plug those things into my schedule and actually execute in getting them done. And if there’s too much in this pile to actually plug into a lot of time, that’s when I know that I need to learn how to delegate better.

Clay Johnson:                    Yes, good, good, good stuff. I find the exact same thing. In fact, for me, what I need to do is do more than just time-block.  I’ve learned there are certain things that I need absolute focus.  I will actually stay home and work at my home office, because as a manager, I’m at the office just inevitably, even if I have like a … I tell everybody I’m going to be busy for the next little bit, there are just those interruptions.

Cheryl Knowlton:             Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Clay Johnson:                    There are those times where it just stays at home focus on that. Build that. Make some phone calls as needed.

Clay Johnson:                    I noticed this last week, I reached out to you to talk about something and you’re like, “Hey, can’t do it. Basically, I’m blocked out right now working on these items.” And I totally respect that, because we all need to do that in our businesses. Work on your business, not just in your business.

Cheryl Knowlton:             That’s right.

Clay Johnson:                    And I think if we do that, we’re going to have longterm success. Anyway, I hope that helps you guys. Until next time, we will see you later.

Cheryl Knowlton:             Bye-bye.