I want to share with you a unique system I have created and used for organizing your week by the day! As a Strategic Strengths coach, I naturally focus on different strengths each day so that by the end of the week I have activated everything in my A+ zone!
Talking Tuesdays: A great day to make phone calls, create connections and meet one on one with individuals via phone or real physical space! This summer I am hosting a weekly Tuesday evening get together called Tuned In Tuesdays that is just for conversation, no networking, no coaching, no teaching! In the past I have done a Blog Talk Radio show, Be Strong with Tuned In Coaching on Tuesdays and noon that I plan to start up again. (I focus on Connectedness and Empathy)
Wooing Wednesdays: I have WOO (winning others over) Activator and Communication in my top 5 StrengthsFinder Profile. This is the day I usually post an inspiring article that influences people to change and see things differently. Of course, it helps me gain exposure and credibility, but mostly in helps me add value to my sphere of influence. Wednesday is a great day to do this because it is mid-week and kind of a sweet-spot for people between remaining engaged at work and starting to plan for the weekend.
Thankful Thursdays! I have an unusual habit for expressing gratitude when it comes to my business. I use a small notebook, sit in my favorite comfy chair in in my office with a cup of tea and I allow people to come to my mind randomly, I write down their names and I pray for them. I bless them, thank them, and ask them to connect with me if I can help them . This has been a very uplifting and fruitful exercise! Thursday is also a good day to write personal – snail-mail notes! they will receive them by Tuesday or Wednesday of the next week and then receive or read a motivating email/post from you as well! (I connect with my strength of Belief, a core belief in the unique contributions and needs of each individual.)
Finally!! Follow-up FRIDAYS! This is the day to follow-up and make appointments and plans for the next week and follow through on the things you promised to do for others. I use my Strategic, Input and Activator and Responsibility strengths to get the job done with ease.
I am going to hand this idea over to one of my favorite authors who has a great handle on adding value and creating a powerful referral network, Bob Burg. In his book, Endless Referrals he states:
One of the more deadly sins of networking is not following through on what we promised to do.
Here is a link to his short article on follow-up/follow-through.