Sara Fritsch is obsessed with time—not just the passing of it but specifically blocking it out, protecting it, and maximizing it. “If you don’t map out your time, someone else is going to take your time away from you,” says Fritsch. In her family’s Portland, Oregon, home, a giant chalkboard calendar off the kitchen fuels this passion. It holds all the answer’s to their week: when soccer practice starts, if there are any birthdays to celebrate, etc.
Fritsch admits she’s always been a lover of visual management, and having two kids only magnified her analog approach to organization. Oliver, vice-president of Nike sportswear, and the former Schoolhouse president, Fritsch, realized 15 years back that they could take the planning they did at the corporate level and apply it to their lives. They make sure to check off every box by using creative calendars.