This last spring and summer, I felt that my schedule was getting out of control and that I had lost focus on what I was supposed to be doing. So in August, I decided that I would attend a Franklin Covey event in Fresno on time management.
I was ponying up some dollars for an event that I had listened to the CD last summer. However, I had just come to the conclusion that I needed time not driving but really concentrating and reflecting on how I schedule my days and weeks.
Overall, the seminar was really incredible. The workshop presenter was really engaging and effective. I gained some insights that somewhere I had lost. I messed with my schedule and really gained some insights. I knew them, but had not really found a way to apply them.
For me it took a moment of me admitting that I had a problem. Then seeking help. I think in about year I might need to do it again, maybe 18 months. Then in two years. That reminder of how to organize life when I let it go. In the end, a couple of hundred bucks for a seminar that provides more focus during the week makes me more productive for the congregation and is beneficial for my life. It is worth it. So, today I have my planner out and am focusing on next week.