Hi everybody. This is Rem Jackson, CEO of Top Practices. And today I'm going to share the best, number one, most correlated strategy that successful people use that creates that success in their lives. And it's this: time blocking.
Extremely, efficient, successful people understand that. We all have the same amount of hours in the day and the week. We all breathe the same air. We all have access to everything that's the same. The only thing that's different is how we approach things. It's our mindset. And the single thing they do is they block out at a minimum of three hours a week for strategizing, planning, reviewing, marketing, and making sure that they know that their business is healthy and strong. It's the single most important thing. It doesn't matter what book you read by whatever expert they all say, block your time.
I learned this skill years ago, and now I actually engage in something Gary Keller calls, extreme time blocking. I know what I'm doing every day, every point throughout that day. And I am very, very disciplined about sticking with my time blocks. Now you might be tempted to say, "Well, I'm going to do that kind of work at night when I get home." No, you're not. No, you're not. Usually, you've had one or two Cabernet Sauvignons pretty quickly when you get home. You're like, "Nah, I'm not going to do this". Or your family has different opinions. And then you say, "Oh no, I'm going to do this on the weekend." I'm going to do this on Saturday. That's like one of the biggest lies we tell ourselves, right? Cause Saturday comes in, your family has very different opinions about what's happening on Saturday or Sunday, for some of you in this case. So you have to block that time out in your work week when you would be seeing patients.
Now, people that are clinically based like podiatrists here that and they say, "But I'll make less money. I need every minute of every hour." I can tell you, there's no way your schedule is as efficient as you think it is. There is no way. I can find, and I, you know, let's talk. I can find you 20 hours, 20 hours in the course of a month that you really could do this kind of effort, but really I'm only looking for 12, three hours a week. That's all at the minimum you need to do. So why not give us a call? Why don't you and I have a conversation and talk about how you can use one simple tool, like time blocking, and then the whole suite of tools, the whole planning process that we have a Top Practices and simply take your practice where you've always wanted it to go.
If not now, when? Now is the time. The opportunities that are currently in front of us to grab a hold of all of this now and do what we've always wanted to do, but we were too busy. It's just too great. So let's talk, that's what we do at Top Practices. That's what I do. And then we get you that efficient. We're going to need to make sure you're managing your practice really well. And we can talk about that as well. We're dedicated to your success at Top Practices. Take care of yourselves, take care of each other. Let me know how it goes. And hopefully I'll talk to you soon.