You are busy! I get that. It's just so easy to get lost in the whirlwind of daily online interruptions that stop you from reaching your goals.
You sit down to write a blog post and an email notification pops up so you peak at it quickly ....
Working on a project and you remember a post you forgot to share, so you log into Instagram really fast.... to find yourself down a rabbit hole...
Social Media, Facebook or IG or Pinterest
You may have the big goals for
your business, but if you lose that
momentum... or can't focus on
the right priorities at the right
time. The whole thing can become
too overwhelming...and I mean
I know how you feel. You feel confused
and overwhelmed. I have been there,
big time! What you thought was crystal
clear one time, has been lost. You can't
figure out how to get back on track. You
start to question your priorities. Is
everything in line with your goals?
You probably have heard of this quote...
“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” - Mark Twain
Another very famous author wrote a
book on the subject of eating frogs...
Brian Tracy "Eat that Frog!" Get more
done in less time.
You know what what the authors are talking about here ...organizing your day to the best of your ability. Time is our most valuable resource. In the chaos of life we schedule our days in a reactionary type of mode, if at all. The result at the end of the day... we feel that were busy but still we wonder what did we get accomplished.
Do you have a schedule builder?
So How Can You Work More
We all have the same 24 hrs a day.
Successful Entrepreneurs just use the time more effectively by using time management techniques to get more done than the rest of us. They have learned to use a schedule builder.
10 things you can do today:
Get more from your day, stop wasting your time with a few simple actions:
2. Stop Wasting Time
3. Set Time Blocks
4. Take Regular Breaks
5. Remove Distractions
6. Schedule Brain Storming
7. Schedule Projects
8. Schedule Fun Time
9. Use an Organizer System
10. Keep Goals in Mind
Managing two workplaces, Offline and Online.
I am also becoming a new V.A.
My Work With Me Page so I can be of help to
others online with their businesses.
I still work part-time 9-3 – as a small business
owner and as a solopreneur online.
Actually, I’m up at 7:30 am I don’t stop until
3:00 pm every day, but for me, that’s just the
way I like it! I get to have breakfast with my
husband, take Daisy out for her morning walk
then be home with them from 3pm on.
I still throw in an occasional hour or two after
dinner, if there is some special project.
I keep it as simple as possible. It varies as to the day
of the week because I still work outside of the home.
I use a schedule builder.
- I drink an 8 oz glass of water
- Shower and dress for the day
- Exercise (15 - 25 min dog walk)
- Breakfast /Coffee
- Clean up my desk for the day
- Day job ( three days a week )
I like having my laptop on at all times.
I am ready first thing in the morning and
(I don't have to wonder what to work on.)
I find it so helpful now to get exercise going
right away. With a new dog in the house the
necessity of taking her out, I see the benefits
of early morning exercise. Image of Daisy on
my porch below.
I Don't Start My Day With Social Media
That is not conducive to my work first thing
in the morning. It took me a long time to
come to that conclusion. Make this a rule in
your morning routine. Plan a time that is
best for you to devote what ever time you
wish for social media.
The same goes for dealing with your email.
I used to open my email and just react to
what others posted about their businesses.
An email rule would be open them only when
you decide to. You have your own agenda to
work on, not reacting to someone else's. That
is why it's important to schedule your activities
with a schedule builder.
"One of your top goals with your
business should be to get the highest
possible return. Every minute spent
in planing saves as many as ten
minutes in execution.
It only takes about 10 - 15 minutes
to plan your day. Planning is really
quiet simple to do. It is based on you
sitting down and making a list of
everything you have to do before
you start your day" - Brian Tracy
begin." Brian Tracey Quotes
How to be Strategic
To be efficient we need to be strategic in
how we structure our day. We need to plan and focus
on achieving our production as well as the importance
of adding value our well being outside of business.
1. Set aside 30 min - 1 hr to plan your week, that way
you are ready to dive in.
2. Add your personal obligations as
non-negotiable, such as family time,
appointments, or meetings.
3. Add items as priority projects. Which
projects have a deadline? Which projects
are the most important your your business
goals that you have stated?
4. How much time do you have? As an
entrepreneur/solopreneur it is important to
know exactly how much time you have for each
project. This comes with experience. You can even
track your own time each day on each project.
Look at the big picture. Be more intentional with
your time, know exactly what you are doing as well
and why you are doing it. Not distracted, which leads
to overwhelm and stress. This is why a
schedule builder is so important to use.
Time Blocking System
When you have identified a project, set up
a time blocking system / schedule builder,
on the specific time you anticipate to
complete the task. This time blocking
system will ensure that you are not
wasting your time trying to think of
what you should be working on.
Do You Have A Morning Routine
That You Follow Every Day?
This gets your day off to the best start every
morning. Things you can do daily to help set you
up in the best attitude for having a successful day.
1. Get up a little earlier than you usually did.
Use this extra time to get as much done as
possible. Look at your to-do-list and start to
work without interruption.
2. Incorporate exercise into your morning
schedule. Yoga or as in my case dog walking.
This is something you do every morning
without fail such as breakfast and lots of
3. My morning routine does not include social
media. Starting out with social media is reacting
to what others want. Don't put them first ahead
of yourself and your goals. Your time for social
media should be measured and timed so you
don't go down rabbit holes. The same can be
said for your email. Turning off all notifications
is a good thing. Planning with a schedule builder
organizes your time.
Everyone's routines will be a little different.
Change is the only constant.
Things You Can Do to Find Your
Best Morning Schedule:
1. What things have you wanted to try?
(Learn about Pinterest as an example)
2. Do you keep a kind of notebook or notepad
online, for quick ideas you want to keep track
of? I use notepad on my computer.
3. Anything new that you try, put it on a three
week trail basis. Keep track of it on a spread
sheet (Air Table or Trello) That way you will
know if its worth it to continue on with it or
4. Building a new habit tales time. 90 Days. If
you don't get it done today, schedule it for the
next day in your scheduler.
So now you have seen my routine. I hope
it has given you some ideas on designing
your own routine. I've got a system that I
recommend if you want to dive deeper
into finding a morning schedule that will
work so you won't feel confused and
overwhelmed. If you can't figure out how
to get back on track, you question your
priorities and wonder if they are truly in
line with your goals?
Your tired and overworked. You know there
has to be a better way to structure your week so
you can have time for some fun. You just don't
know what it is.
I have an answer for you. Something I use
every day is a schedule builder to
organize my day.
"The Time Blocking System"
I am an affiliate for this product of
Sandra Clayton's. She shows you how to
turn your biggest goals into bite-sized
actions and weekly priorities.
Imagine having the freedom and the
confidence to focus on the things you
really want to do... You don't need more
hours, you just need to zero in on the
most important things you need to do
If you feel completely overwhelmed by a
growing to-do-list or just want more
control your week. The Time Blocking System
will help you connect your daily tasks to your big
vision goals, so you can reach them FAST.
Clarity of your Goals
You need help getting crystal clear on what you
should be working on daily and weekly to
reach your goals. You really want to be more
productive and just need a simple system to
plan and manage your time, a schedule builder
like the Time Blocking System.
If you’re tired of seeing your goals get out of reach
and want to bring them back into focus, fast.
You are ready to feel excited about what you
accomplish instead of overwhelmed by your
You want a high-level view of what you should
be working on and the roadmap for getting it
done all in one place.
You’re already planning your goals and just
need more structure and discipline so you can
achieve them faster.
You want the satisfaction of seeing steady
progress as you work toward your goals each
You want to spend more time doing the things
you're passionate about and less time doing
everything else. Please feel free to contact me
about my VA work.
Time Blocking System Course on teachable
How to plan your week with time
Plan a simple week with complete
control & confidence broken down into
small steps. Three templates
- Hot List
Plan your week with time blocking!
The most important work is done in your mornings. Set aside that time to focus on just one to three projects a day. Schedule your routines. Review your progress at the end of your week. Post things that didn't get done for the next week.
Write a blog post - with graphics and the rest of it, 8 hrs realistically. To-do-list. Move to Tues. Same with other things on your list. If you need help. Tasks that still need to be done, can be done by a V.A. Like me! See my contact page.
Time Blocking System
Plan your entire week every Sunday one hour/ half hour time blocks
Time blocking system links to the down load on your Google Drive
The Goal Setting Template
The Hot List Template
The Calendar Template
Use a schedule builder like .... the
Time Block Your Way to Freedom
and Clarity Simply click below