One of the biggest challenges we face is managing good timekeeping and coping with lots of things happening at the same time. Life is very busy and even though we have gadgets to help us get our jobs done quicker, think online shopping and even our online modelling application (which we may add is super easy and fast to fill in), we still somehow somewhere lose track of time.
Important info for our models
If you’ve been selected for an assignment and you’ve agreed, congrats. Here are some really important bits you should remember when planning for your job:
Treat it just like any other work; give yourself enough time to turn up on time! First impressions count, and you don’t want clients to think that you’re not taking it seriously. Professionalism and good timekeeping skills are star qualities.
Plan your journey beforehand so you how you will get there, how much it’ll cost and how long it’ll take. These are pretty obvious points but sometimes, life can be so busy, you can either forget or dismiss preparing for these in time for your big day.
If in the case, you are running late, please let us know so we can relay this to our client. You should ensure to try your best from your end but if events take place that hinder you turning up on time, then it’s best to inform us so everyone is on the same page.
Without further ado, in this reading, we’ll help our models manage their modelling and life goals productively with some quick tips we can offer. Let’s go!
Tip #1: What are your goals?
Take some time to think about what goals you want to accomplish. Prioritise them according to short, medium and long term. This will help you manage what you want to achieve according to a time scale – remember to keep it realistic. If, for example, you have lots of updated images of yourself that you’d like to share or a modelling job spec has popped up on your social media feed, consider where these would lie in your priorities as a budding model – top of the list, we hope.
Tip #2: Make a list
List your jobs so you can visually see what needs to be done. Sometimes when there are a lot of things whirling around in your mind, it’s better to put pen to paper or get those fingers tapping on your smartphone or laptop, and write out what needs to be done. Use post-it notes, calendars, or time management apps.
When you’ve got an upcoming assignment heading your way, we’ll help you by providing you with an itinerary of what your day will look like. If you need to edit it according to extra bits you’ll require or want to do, go ahead and make it more customised.
Tip #3: Prioritise important tasks
Moving on from the previous tip, your tasks can be grouped into four categories. These are:
· Urgent and important
· Not urgent but important
· Urgent but not important
· Neither urgent nor important
Clearing through each of these sections means that you have a visual framework of what is crucial and important. The quicker you can work through these tasks according to their priority the quicker you’ll have more free time to spend.
If you have lots to do before an assignment and they’re necessary, then try and get them done as soon as you can.
Tip #4: Break down each task into bite-size chunks
Taking on large tasks can feel overwhelming but when they’re broken down into smaller nuggets, they’re easier to tackle freeing up more time for you to spend on other things such as keeping up to date with our socials.