PIB66 – My Daring Daily Schedule
PIB66 – My Daring Daily Schedule
I get asked by friends how I’m able to manage and do all the projects that I do for my business alongside life. I want to talk to you about my thoughts on “work / life balance” and what systems and tools I have in place to help me stay as productive as possible — and also as sane as possible while doing it!
On a weekly basis I am managing multiple clients and their businesses as well as my own business (podcast, website, social content, etc), and to top it all off I have a momin’ job I have to report to every single day! You likely have a lot of different areas in your life that you are trying to find work life balance with too. I want to give you an insight in my life and how I manage all of these different areas of as well as systemize as much of it as I can.
How I (Attempt) to Achieve Work Life Balance
Batching My Work
I have used the “theme days” strategy for the last 6 months or so and it has done wonders for my workflow and productivity. Here’s a breakdown of what my themed days look like to give you an idea of what you could do for yourself and for your business work days:
I align any work that I need to complete for both my personal brand and my client work according to this schedule so that I can get into the right mindset and finish similar tasks all at once. I save so much time doing this and it allows me to keep the needle moving on many different projects at once.
Building Systems & Automating
I use tools like IFTTT, Zapier, and Automate.io to create digital formulas and automate tasks that I do on a regular basis. I keep a seperate brain dump list on my Todoist app where I can list off any tasks that I do regularly that have the potential to be automated. On Saturdays I review this list and automate at least one of these tasks.
Over time I’ve been able to save myself aproximately 10-15 hours a month by doing this. What could you accomplish with an aditional 15 hours a month?
Honing My Skillset
Personal development is a big (HUGE) deal to me. This includes hours and hours of learning every single day. One of my favorite ways to do this is to create a playlist on Youtube for any topics that I want to learn about and get better at (i.e. communication, leadership, public speaking, etc) and then I will play this list while working or getting tasks done around the house.
By working on our skillsets and understanding ours strengths (definitely recommend getting the book Strengths Finders 2.0), we can continue to work on them. The better you can get at something, that faster you will be and the more you will accomplish.
Believing Fully in My Drive and Why
Though it might be obvious because I’m a mom, my son and building a good solid lifestyle for him is my drive and my why. Understanding your why will drive you towards your goal, even on the worst of days.
Always Staying Open to Change and Improving over Time
I strongly believe that being open to change and pivoting when necessary is the way to success, with anything. I have worked really hard to create the system and workflow that I talk about in this episode — and it’s not perfect. This is definitely something that will develop even more over time and I’m ok with that change, because it can only get better in my opinion!
What does your daily schedule look like for both your pesonal life and your business? Do you have any systems in place to make everything happen and get done? Would love to hear your input on this episode!
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