One of the most crucial things that every business needs is a weekly plan. By that I mean a time-blocked work-sheet kind of plan. In other words you’re making a commitment to yourself that no matter what happens you’ve blocked quiet time to achieve certain tasks.
For example, that might mean setting aside two hours – two or three times a week in the morning to write content for your videos, articles and newsletters. It should be the same time every week so that your subconscious mind knows you’re going to go into creative mode during that time.
Now this is critical: Never schedule creative tasks and linear tasks in the same time period and always schedule creative tasks first in the day.
Because it’s difficult for the mind to jump from left-brain activities to right-brain activities with great effectiveness.
You’re better off scheduling creative endeavors one day and linear ones on another day.
So maybe two days of the week you’re creative and two days linear. Or if you can’t do that – at least start each day creative or right-brained and then segway into linear or left-brained activities if that feels better to you.
If you’re not sure what I mean by linear just to be clear – I mean doing technical work on your website, anything with HTML code, accounting, calendar planning, JV calls, learning a new computer task like your autoresponder, membership program software, Optimize Press, etc.
If you create a time-blocked calendar I promise you’ll get massive amounts of work done in a really short period of time. Do not depend on coming up with a daily schedule in the moment – I’ll bet money that it won’t work.
All super productive people have systems in place that allow them to get their books written and create their products – even when life seems to be going haywire.
If you’re waiting for your life to calm down to get a schedule in place – you might be waiting until St. Peter calls your name at the pearly gates!
Life’s always crazy and the only way to be productive and creative is if you set aside some non-negotiable time every week NOT ONLY to get your work done – but to rest and rejuvenate yourself.
Even if that’s only one hour a week to take a quiet bath with fragrant bath oils and a soft candle.
So take a moment to let me know if you have a system in place to get your creative work done.
Whatever you post will be helpful to everyone so please don’t be shy.
Signing off – Here’s to peace, power + personal alchemy.