"Help Me Think" Episode 10
September 26, 2023

Reclaim Your Time: A Journey Into Strategic Calendar Management

Episode Description

In today's insightful discussion, we delve into the transformative, but not so new, concept of entrusting the management of your calendar to a skilled assistant. A calendar isn't just a tool for scheduling. It is much more. It's a roadmap to optimizing your work and life.

And much like the challenging video game Tetris, where one must masterfully orchestrate falling blocks into a puzzle, busy executives often need the help of an expert who can expertly navigate the puzzle of their daily commitments, ensuring their highest priorities receive the attention they deserve.

That's where Tiffany Nguyen comes in. She is the embodiment of Strategic Calendar Management success. As an Executive Assistant for various CEOs, Tiffany has become an influential figure in the administrative professional circle. Her meticulous approach to calendar optimization and enhancing productivity has garnered remarkable outcomes.

Some of Tiffany's stellar achievements include:

  • Uncovering an impressive 10.5 additional hours weekly for her CEO's strategic contemplation and flex time.
  • Slashing the time consumed by the CEO's weekly regular meetings from a significant 39% down to a mere 23%.
  • Curtailing his tactical meeting durations from nine hours to a concise 3.25 hours weekly.

Key insights from Tiffany reveal:

  • The magic of an assistant's expertise in harmonizing your daily engagements.
  • How to strategically position high-priority commitments to ensure they get the attention they deserve.
  • The empowering freedom from decision fatigue and the renewed clarity that comes with it.

Join us on this enlightening journey into the Tetris of Time!

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For listeners eager to apply Tiffany's wisdom to their own calendar woes, a complimentary worksheet accompanies this episode, guiding you through the calendar audit process to realize tangible results. 

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Episode Links

Find Tiffany Nguyen on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/detiffanynguyen/

Google Calendar Time Insights: https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/10738043?hl=en

The Executive Assistant Peer Advisory Forum: https://starlawest.com/executive-assistant-peer-advisory-network/

Recommended Conferences:
Administrative Professionals Conference: https://www.apcevent.com/

The Conference for Administrative Excellence: https://officedynamicsconference.com/

Enlighten: https://officedynamics.com/enlighten/

EA Ignite: https://www.eaignite.com/

Special Thanks To Our Title Sponsor

I want to thank our title sponsor, Business Furniture, an organization celebrating its 100th anniversary and revolutionizing the way we work since 1922. With hybrid work becoming mainstream, Business Furniture offers solutions that balance the flexibility employees crave with the need for fostering collaboration and innovation. Check them out at businessfurniture.net.

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