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July 2022

Hello,

July is upon us already. Where has the time gone! I don’t know about you, but summertime seems to get busier for me and my calendar can get messy. Today we are going to talk about untangling your messy Calendar.


I love my google calendar. I have used it for many years, both for my personal and my professional life. It keeps me very organized and on task.

Hope it can help you as well!


Take care,

Sheila MacKay

Front Line Gal Friday



Untangling Your Messy Calendar


Learn how to successfully organize your business calendar


Keeping appointments and deadlines in a calendar is essential. Without one, unless you’ve got a fabulous memory (I don’t), things go bad quickly!


Unfortunately, many people still struggle with electronic calendar setup. This is how it usually happens:


• They have a job before they start their business, and they use a calendar associated with their email for their personal life. That makes perfect sense.


• They start a business and decide to keep business and personal lives separate (just like when they had a job). So, they get a new email account for work, something like mybusinessname@gmail.com account. Now there are two calendars.


• Then (sometimes), they get a “paid domain” email account (e.g., yourdomain.com ).


Then they get a calendar with that and there are now three places to log into and three places to track.


I find it makes life easier to consolidate these into one place.

If there is resistance to this idea, it’s usually from people who want to keep their “work-life” and “personal life” separate. I understand, but since there is only one you and only one place you can be at any one time, it makes life easier to keep everything in one place.


You can even have other people’s calendars show up (with their permission, of course). For example, I can toggle on and off others’ calendars. This way, we can schedule meetings easier, reducing the confusion.


Sorting this out can take a little time, but I guarantee it’s worth the effort. Here’s how to start:


1. Decide which calendar you’re going to use. Open the other calendars and transfer your appointments manually or hire someone to migrate them for you. Be sure to look a year ahead so you don’t miss any recurring events, like anniversaries and birthdays that might be months in the future.

2. Make sure all calendar invites sent and received are done so using the email address tied to this calendar.

3. Ask other calendar owners, like your children, significant others, and select clients, to “share” their calendars with you. If you use Google calendar click here for step-by-step instructions, click here if you use Outlook.


When you’re finished with the consolidation, you’ll be able to access your calendar across all your devices knowing that everything you need is in one place.

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Because I live in Alberta, Canada something that I love to do is go to the Rocky Mountains. It is about a 2 to 4-hour drive, depending on which part of the mountains I go to, for me from where I live and I try to go to the mountains at least once per year.

I feel very blessed to be so close to such beauty. Here is a picture of just one place I visit.


Where is your favorite place to visit, or what amazing place is close to you?



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