I just had a quick tip I wanted to share with you and it’s the productivity strategy that I use every single day in my business, in my life really.
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And I know that a bunch of you are struggling with how to get things done throughout the work week when, for the majority of you, you have nine-to-fives already. You have children, you have spouses, you’re wearing all of these different hats, and your time is limited and so is your energy.
So what I want to impress upon you is the importance of energy management versus time management, because everybody talks a lot about time management and that’s well and good, but really what’s going to affect your ability to get things done is your energy management.
So I wanted to share this productivity strategy with you and that is simply doing themed days in your week.
And what I mean by that is if you’ve listed out the projects that you need to achieve in your freelance business, so say they are, for example, if you have client work that you need to get done as well as a website that you want to do a complete overhaul with…Perhaps you want to also look at your onboarding process and see if you can optimize it, if you can make it more seamless, if you can make it better. And maybe there’s a new job platform that you want to make a profile on and see if you can market in.
Those are a bunch of projects and they’re all really good for your business, but when you have all of these projects in your head and then you’re sitting there at your computer wondering what you’re going to do…
- It causes progress paralysis because there’s just too much to do and you don’t really know how to tackle it.
- You start to dabble. You say, “All right, I’m going to work on my website right now. Okay, now I’m sick of this, I’m going to jump into something else.”
You spent an hour on the website and now you’re going into your onboarding system or your client work, and that shift causes a lot of mental drain.
It’s a big, big energy suck. So it’s not good for you to do, to jump from project to project.
So what I do, and what I encourage you to do, is to theme your week, theme your days.
So on Monday you will work on the website. On Tuesday you will do the client work. On Wednesday you will do the onboarding system, and then on Thursday you’ll check out that job platform.
So you spend a day doing one project, and that really helps you dedicate all of your energy to that.
Now, that’s not to say that you eliminate all of the other things going on. So if you get an email from a prospective client who wants to hire you, you’re not going to say, “No, no, no, it’s Monday. On Friday I deal with my email.” You don’t want to do that.
So there’s a little bit of flexibility in your system, but you can say, “I will dedicate the first half of my day to this. And then if there’s an emergency email or something, I’ll take it on when I take a little break,” or something like that.
But you want to be dedicated in your major task for the day.
That’s all I wanted to share with you today. Just a quick tip. But if you implement this, if you try it out, I guarantee you’re going to see a lot of success. You’re going to see a lot of progress in your task.
If you have any questions, comments, if you want to share your wins using this productivity strategy, then go ahead and comment and I will be there.