Notary Public Schedule Advice
Let’s face it. You’re busy. And, when you get too busy to check in with yourself, you can lose sight of your goals, intentions, and what will keep you the successful notary public you are. So, do you want to know how you can stay on course?
By scheduling time with yourself to have a meeting with, well, yourself! Call it a “self check-in”, a “me meeting,” or whatever you want to call it, but book it into your calendar so that you don’t miss it. Taking inventory of where you’re at each month will keep you on track.
When you started your notary journey, you likely had a plan in place. You knew to build a website, create a professional email, get some business cards, get clients, market your online presence, and put the word out, but did you stop there? When’s the last time you looked back on your business efforts to see what could be improved? When did you last take stock of what’s working and what could be working better? If it’s been too long, now’s a great time to start scheduling yourself for weekly meetings to give some attention to areas you may be neglecting.
We get so busy making sure that others are taken care of that we forget we’re just as important to running a successful business or side hustle. How do you know if you’re on track if you don’t check in every once in a while? If you’re reading this, you’ve already made a step in the right direction. You’re taking a break for yourself to learn how to set a standing meeting with yourself and tick those important items off your to-do list.
Scheduling time with Yourself
The first step is setting a schedule. Take a few moments to block out some time in your weekly calendar to check in with yourself. Mark yourself as busy and devote that time to YOU once a week. Then, you want to tackle important questions, like:
- “Is my online presence up to date?”
- “Have I answered important emails or returned those important phone calls?”
- “Have I spent time doing things that make me feel re-charged?”
- “What are my goals for this month, next month, this year?”
That’s a great place to start. Working toward your goals means checking in with what you previously set out to do and evaluating what you’ve done or not done and how you can stay on the right path.
As you grow, your goals will grow with you, and you have to be adaptable to see the best results that will propel you closer to your big goals. Do you want more clients? More freedom? What can you do to make that happen?
If you plan, you set yourself up for success much better than if you’re reactive at the moment. As business owners, it’s easy to get into the habit of over-working and putting others first. After all, we don’t get paid unless we work, right?
But, over-working and not being intentional about the work that we’re doing can leave us stuck, unprepared, and stagnant. If you want to be the best business owner/entrepreneur/notary public/notary loan signing agent, you have to prioritize those check-ins with yourself to make sure you’re working smarter toward your goals and constantly evaluating areas for improvement.
Start today and watch how fast you become more productive, efficient, have more energy, more freedom, and a better relationship with yourself and those around you.
If you’re looking for more tools to grow your notary business, see what Notary Jane membership has to offer & for more information on time management check out this great article from Forbes.