Professional Development

3 - Practical Advice
You must create, control and improve your own daily planner management model. As to the type of physical daily planner, we recommend a very clear one that permits intuitive and quick visual analyses. Your objectives should be tied-in with your daily planner management model. Give special treatment to time allocation: remember that you have to manage your entire time; managing only parts of your time will be of little or no use. Try not to be too optimistic when you are planning, for you are no Superman. You must use your daily planner as a filter or screening instrument before accepting any replanning. Do not betray your own daily planner: either replan or say no. Plan for idle hours and set aside periods of time in which you plan to be free to deal with possible unexpected issues. Draw up statistics from the information provided in the daily planner, and make it a habit to regularly analyze them.