Wondering what it will mean for your business now that the kids are back in school? According to research, scheduling our day means we take our tasks and to-do’s more seriously and accomplish more if we’ve set aside the time specifically. I’m here to say, again, that your business is not your hobby and therefore it needs some committed time attached to it. I’ve been told you can be effective with as little as two hours a day (not counting email and social networking) to work on your business. So let’s get to it. What does your day look like? Are you scheduling enough time to achieve your business goals this Fall?
I’ve adapted Marie Forleo‘s proposed work at home schedule for work at home moms, and this is a 6.5 hour per-day schedule. It could easily be adapted to work around kids at home, some at pre-school or daycare part-time as well.
Wake up, feed self & kids, scan emails for important correspondence, shower and get kids to school
Lunch break and any household tasks
Pick up kids, homework, activities, dinner, bath and bedtime
Work time (including some email/social networking)
I typically use weekends for creative work such as web design, Pinterest, article writing/blog posts, inspiration days, reading and so on, but you can schedule those things into your every day if you prefer to take your weekends off and really unplug.
For years the only productive hours I had were naptime and bedtime, and that can work too, you just have to be disciplined enough to set aside the email and social networking while you have some dedicated work time to actually do the productive stuff which achieve goals and generate revenue. Now, get to work!