Your time is valuable. Other people need to respect your time, and you need to figure out when you are busy and when you are available. That way you can schedule meetings, webinars, teleseminars, or coaching calls weeks or months in advance and still have a time for yourself for vacations, days off, and for working on your business.
That is why I use a Gmail calendar and a Smart-Phone to keep track of all those things. First of all, I recommend you get a Gmail account, which is hosted by Google because in Gmail there is an extra tab where you can have your very own calendar. It displays the day, the week, the month.. You can schedule blocks of time according to when you are going to be focusing just on one particular task, having a meeting, and so on. What is really good about this is you can sync it to most Smart-Phones. That way you can set up a meeting with your phone and then check it later on your computer or in fact, any computer in the world and vice versa. You can set the meeting on your computer, and it will appear on your phone as well.
The really cool feature about this is you can give others access to this Gmail calendar. It means that you can share the calendar with your family or your business partners, so they will automatically know when you are busy and when you are free, and you can have different security levels. For example, your business partners will see that you have family time blocked out, but they might not necessarily see what you have it blocked out for – only that you are busy. It means that if your business partners want to have a meeting at a certain time of day, they just schedule it and if your family wants certain family time with you or to go on a trip, they can just schedule that on a calendar as well. And when they schedule it, it will show up on your phone and on your computer. And, if you schedule it – whether it is on your computer or on your phone, it will appear on their calendar’s as well.
That is how you easily organize yourself with a calendar to keep track of your tasks, and meetings by using Gmail calendar by syncing it with your phone and by sharing it with your business partners.