There are so many options for organization these days, you can keep an online calendar, or have a calendar on your desktop. You can choose from a million and one apps to download on your iPad or iPhone, or……you can use an old fashioned paper calendar and a spiral bound notebook.
Jeremy and I are iPhone people, we always have them handy, and love to use them to update social media and stay in touch with friends, family, and our fabulous clients.
In college I always used a good old fashioned paper calendar to list my assignments and keep track of my many responsibilities and To Do lists.When I got my iPhone, it seemed like a much cooler way to do things. I planned of typing everything into iCal and getting updates for every session, task, and perhaps even a reminder to have lunch on busy days. The thing was, it just didn’t work for us. We would forget to enter things, and we just didn’t feel like it was a good way for us to keep our daily calendar.
Sooooo…we decided to go back to doing things the old fashioned way and bought ourselves a paper calendar and some spiral notebooks, and we gave up trying to be tech saavy in this area.
The moral of the story…it is so easy to get caught up in doing things the way everyone else is doing them and not take much time to think about what is working for you and your business. This is something that Jeremy have talked about often. We LOVE learning from the leaders in the industry and hearing what is working in their businesses, but at the end of the day education can not replace getting out there and doing it. Another awesome photographer may have an awesome system with online to do lists and calendar apps, but it just isn’t what works for us…..and that is ok! Learn from others and then implement what works for you!