So before, I tried to do too much. This won’t be particularly interesting to anyone, it’s in the “off topic” category. I don’t expect you to care.
Now, I’m trying to create an ideal day from scratch.
The things to do are:
- Family Time
4:30-7:30 is the ideal “family time.” That’s gotta be locked in .
I can work before and after-without a problem The next thing I need to schedule is vigorous exercise. I need 2 sessions – the morning session 4 miles (for now, walk/jog) and another session in the evening (probably on the eliptical. This is what worked when I cut weight like a fiend in 2001.
So, let’s wake at 5:45 AM. Let’s eat some eggs and drink some water.
Let’s make coffee and let’s be out the door by 6:15 so I can come back at around 7:15 or so to a fresh pot of perfectly brewed coffee.
This takes care of “vigorous exercise.” I should probably remember a pen and paper so I can write what I want. I should probably read at this point, but we’ll see.
From 7:30-9:30 is when I should write and have all of my “personal/marketing/non-clientwriting” done for the day. This will take care of things the way that I’m supposed to write. This is the inbound content stuff, the social media type stuff. I can also read during this time and that might be a good fit for some times.
From 9:30-12:30 (or so) is when I do my prospecting. This is a mix of calling people, pitching things, and the rest. Generally, it’s the process outlined here. The goal isn’t to get too far caught up in lead follow up.
From 12:30-1:3o0 or so is lunch. With or without family. I can also do a quick “2nd” cardio session here if I feel up to it. If possible, why not read for a half hour.
1:30-4:30 is unstructured, project time, client writing time, whatever. At 4:30, it’s back to the family for 3 hours of phone off, computer off, time. We can hike, do all sorts of things at this time, but I gotta have an alarm at 4:30 that pings and I do my thing.
At 7:30 we put the kids to bed, for good. and they stay in bed.
at around 8pm or so, I read for an hour or so. At around 9pm if I’m out of the reading, I can work on whatever I didn’t get done, but by around 10pm I’m winding down – we can watch a movie, we should exercise again (2 sessions worked last time i needed to cut weight.).
Finally, I’m off to bed at 11:30.
This is doable. It requires some moderation which I don’t do well. This requires that I don’t exhaust myself.