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If you want to create any result in your recruiting, your program, or your life, you need to get clear on two important things: exactly what you want and why you want it.

Mandy Green

Clarity equals power

What To Do If You Are Too Busy To Make Progress

I just posted last week on twitter one of my most favorite productivity quotes of all time. Here it is-

“Being busy is a form of laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action. Being selective -doing less – is the path of the productive. Lack of time is actually a lack of priorities.”

-Tim Ferriss, author of the 4-Hour Workweek.

When I first read this quote about 8 years ago now while ready the 4-Hour Workweek, it was a big slap in the face wake up call for me.

There have been many, many times throughout my career when I felt really busy. When this was the case, I would rate my stress levels as an 8/9 out of 10, and the feeling like I was making progress with the work I was doing about a 4 out of 10.

Have you ever felt this way? I’m not sure if at this point in your career you need the same wake up call that I did.

If you do, I want to share with you what my mentor/coach shared with me that was very helpful. I wrote it down so I wouldn’t forget it and always refer back to it when I start to feel “busy” again.

The first HUGE step you need to take if you haven’t done so already is to own your agenda, dammit!

We have become so horrible and wimpy in letting other people set the agenda of our day, our life, and our moment to moment experiences as if we are passengers on the train of life instead of being the conductor.

You must take back where are you going, what are you doing, how are you managing your day. Do not let others mess with your agenda, EVER.

People say to me that that is really hard, I have no assistants, I have 2 kids, I have to also teach classes . . . I get that, but you still own the agenda.

Your agenda is where you are going with your program and on your agenda are the things you need to do to progress your program forward.

Doing things that will progress you in your program and your focus needs to get under tighter control.

There is more to it but hopefully you get the idea.

Taking action on that advice got me the results I wanted and is what lead me to creating Busy Coach.

I hope that you see that once a week through this newsletter, and every day on social media I am putting out content in an effort to teach you how to take back the agenda of your day. I want to show you how to think about your day so you don’t get sucked into all of that unimportant crap that makes you feel busy because you weren’t really thinking about your day at all.

I really appreciate those of you who have been giving me insight as to other areas of running your program that you want more help with. Please keep emailing me your suggestions or feedback to mandy@busy.coach.

PLEASE HELP! Would any of you be kind enough to get on the phone with me for 30 minutes this week or next week so I can ask you some questions? I’m looking to continue to improve and provide quality information that will continue to help you reach your goals and get you home to your family sooner? You can schedule a call with me through this link. http://www.meetme.so/mandygreen

Thank you for continuing to read this newsletter. I really appreciate your feedback and support.

Mandy Green

Again, to get on a free 30 minute call with me by using this link http://www.meetme.so/mandygreen 

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It was very nice meeting you this past weekend in Boston.  Organization is defiantly something that I can improve on. I think you had a lot of great tips and rules that can help my office be more productive. Thanks again.

HHead Women’s Lacrosse Coach; SUNY New Paltz

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I first, wanted to thank you for the great presentation at Dan’s Tudor recruiting conference, I thought it was excellent. I have already made changes to my email and some daily office habits which has already shown to be more productive and time saving! I feel refreshed after the conference and feel these changes have already helped my work and personal life in just the few days I have implemented change. Thank you and I hope to hear back from you again soon.

Head Coach Women’s Soccer; King’s College

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Like many others I too was most impressed with the presentation and it was one we all needed to hear.  Nothing to come in a find 200 emails waiting to be opened and I feel like I am supposed to.  Great info and anything you can send would be helpful as I address our staff with my notes.   Best of luck and always stay in touch.

Director of High School Relations; East Carolina University

Harold Robinson
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I just wanted to take a minute to follow up and say thanks for all the great information that you shared in your presentation.  I have been doing the things you said about emails and have been TONS more productive.

Auburn University Volleyball

Eysha Ambler
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I have gotten a lot of use out of the Planner for College Coaches.  It is great to keep on top of my daily tasks, weekly/monthly goals, and recruiting duties.  As a person who has to stay organized – this has been the perfect tool.  No more post it notes everywhere in my office!

Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach

Megan Vogel
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Just read your “Stop.  Don’t do it” article on TCS e-news which led me to your website.  Didn’t realize ‘coaching productivity’ was such an area of emphasis for you.  LOVE IT!  I too, appreciate efficiency!  Anyway, I think it is great you are taking the initiative to educate on the topic and so useful for coaches at all levels, all sports.  Well written and nice job. I signed up for the newsletter. Hope all is well in your world.

SMU Athletics; Women’s Soccer

Nicole Nelson
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I’m in currently in the process of reshaping my whole recruiting philosophy because of your book. Thank you so much for allowing me to read it!

Head Softball Coach; Southern Vermont College

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“This is so exciting!!”

Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

Laura B. Moan
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I really liked the planning portions and themes through-out the book.  I appreciated the structure that it can provide to not only you day but to major programming elements. Thank you for the offer of gear. Much appreciated.  As you know, it is pretty easy to get snowed under with gear.  And we’re snowed under.”

Head Women’s Soccer Coach; Central Michigan University

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I attended the Huddle this past week in Atlanta, and was impressed with some of the points you had made in the recruiting strategies “seminar”. Thanks so much!

Women’s Basketball Coach; Geneva College

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Thanks for the great info from your presentation. It was Awesome!

Michigan State Basketball

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While I generally think I tackle my inbox pretty well and don’t get overwhelmed I pulled some great tips for myself in regards to limiting the “rolling email forward chain” that I was doing to my assistants for recruits and now limit it to morning forward chunk and after lunch forward chunk, which they have already said THANK YOU! to and it’s only been one day!! Some really great organizational tools as well and I’m looking forward to checking out your site! Thanks again for presenting and sending some new ideas my way.”

Boston University Lacrosse

Elizabeth Robertshaw

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