That’s what I told myself when I looked at the screen.
I had been blinking at the strange grouping of words and numbers in chronologically-arranged squares for 5 minutes, wondering what the heck I was going to do with them. My current job in retail schedules out for two weeks, and allows me only a minimal amount of time a day for doing things related to my personal business. So what’s a guy to do? He does the thing he fears the most: he creates a schedule and sticks with it.
For someone who likes productivity hacks and constantly believes in effective time use, I was a horrible example. Now it was time to face the music, and win at planning my day. So here goes: making a (slightly) educated guess that I can spare 4 hours a day towards building my business, here is an example of what I want my schedule to look like on a given day:
- 10 minutes: Inbox Zero. Read, categorize and respond to all emails.
- 25 minutes: Find and schedule social media content and calendar.
- 25 minutes: One Pomodoro for writing custom social media content.
- 25 minutes: One Pomodoro for a blog post.
- 25 minutes: One Pomodoro for a separate blog post
- 10 minute break. COFFEE.
- Whole hour: prep (and execute, on recording days) podcast content. If need be, schedule broadcast.
- 25 minutes: One Pomodoro for building online class(es)
- 10 minutes: MORE COFFEE.
- 25 minutes: The Home Stretch Hustle. Cold email clients, offer guest posts, etc.
And that’s it! It looks a lot more doable when you actually plan it on paper. I’m a HUGE fan of the Pomodoro Technique, and (as you can see) I utilize it to keep me focused.
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 5.