Blog Post

How to Master Your Productivity with a Unified Calendar System

May 13, 2024

I’m Cherylanne.
I am the trusted advisor ambitious women want in their corner to help them fully embody their potential.
Need help managing your energy?
Download Now

talk to a coach

listen to the podcast

free resources

follow on social

Invite Cherylanne to Speak

Stop Feeling So Tired All The Time: 8 hacks for working women that really work!

download my free guide:

In the hustle of everyday life, juggling multiple responsibilities can often feel like a daunting task. Whether you’re a busy mom with a packed schedule or you’re just trying to maintain a healthy work-life balance, staying organized and productive can be a challenge. Over the years, I’ve explored various productivity systems, but one approach has truly stood out.

My solution? The Brilliant Balance Calendar Control System.

As an entrepreneur and parent of three teenagers, I’ve experienced the pressure of managing a complex array of commitments. What used to work seamlessly suddenly felt overwhelming as my responsibilities multiplied. The tipping point came when I forgot about my son’s preschool pictures—a moment that made me realize the need for a more adaptive and robust system. That’s when I turned to this system.

And it’s not overly complicated. It’s just a simple yet powerful way to integrate all aspects of your life into one cohesive calendar. Instead of toggling between multiple calendars, everything is consolidated into a single digital platform. This allows you to see all your commitments at a glance, from work meetings and appointments to social engagements and family activities.

You can implement this system in three easy steps: 

  1. Choose a digital calendar platform with multiple layers. Whether it’s Google Calendar, iCloud Calendar, or Outlook Calendar, the key is accessibility across devices and flexibility for updates and changes. Once you have your calendar set up, enter all your commitments and color-code them according to categories such as work, family, appointments, and social events.
  2. Create a very simple to-do list tracker. I started using the simplest version of a paper planner that you could imagine. For the first version, I bought a blank spiral bound notebook and on each sheet of that notebook I wrote out a single day of the week and then underneath I would write all of the hours of the day. I would write out each day of the week like this, and it became my visual map of how I was going to be moving through the week hour by hour. Really simple.
  3. Make a proactive plan for your week. Set aside time each week—whether it’s Sunday evening or Monday morning—to review your calendar and schedule tasks. Be specific about when you’ll tackle each commitment, breaking them down into manageable time blocks. This level of granularity not only ensures that nothing falls through the cracks but also provides a sense of control and peace of mind.

The benefits of my calendar system are instant. First and foremost, you’ll regain a sense of calm amidst the chaos of daily life. Knowing that everything is captured in your calendar and that you have a plan in place alleviates the anxiety of forgetting important tasks. Additionally, the system allows for better prioritization of your time, ensuring that you allocate resources to activities that align with your goals and values.

Want to get some support in implementing this system? Go to and you can buy my complete toolkit to get immediate access. You can start implementing it right away and experiencing those results. By the time things really ramp back up again at the end of the summer, and as we head into the school year, you’ll be ready to go. Don’t forget to message me and tell me how it goes! I know you’re going to be just brilliant.

Add a comment
+ show Comments
- Hide Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On the Air

The Brilliant Balance Podcast

Ambitious women like you have a LOT to do. So, if you want to spend less of your life on what you "have to do" and more on what you "want to do," then join me each week for ideas, inspiration, and insight on how to make the shift.

LIsten in
prioritize you

Work with us

Schedule a free session to share your story and see what's possible for you.

talk to a coach


Keep up with the latest from Brilliant Balance and add a daily dose of inspiration to your social feed!