**2020 Edit** MY 7 Figure Business & Lifestyle Entrepreneur Schedule
Well, it’s Sunday night again and I am sitting here planning for the week ahead as I do every Sunday for the last 6 years.
I find myself wondering how many of you actually plan your entrepreneur schedule the week before?
This originally this article was posted in 2014 at that time I had a couple 6 Figure Business. Well, so many, many things have changed since then!
As I am adapting this article to reflect my 2020 Entrepreneur Calendar I wll still leave the notes on my schedule when I was making 6 figures and managing a much smaller team.
And… oh yeah… my girls are much older now too which makes a HUGE difference!
I get asked, almost daily, how I find the time to run a 6 -7 figure business, continually launch programs and events, go to ALL of my kid’s basketball games, sit down to a family dinner almost every night, and still have time for myself.
How do I get it all done??
I write my entrepreneur schedule EVERY Sunday!
A trick I learned in my former life as a corporate sales rep was to sit down on Sunday night and reflect on the previous week.
Then, have a written plan of the week ahead. This was a necessary task I use to have to complete and send a copy to my manager.
Needless to say, at first I loathed creating it! After a few months, it became a habit. A very welcomed habit at that! I noticed my productivity, not to mention my sales went through the roof!
When I first started in sales I flew by the seat of my pants. I woke up in the morning and then figured out what I was going to do for that day.
You know what I am talking about.
You say to yourself “I’ll call that prospect next week” or “ I will write answer that email tomorrow”. Only to see by the end of the week you had great ideas but nothing really got accomplished.
I know many of you do that very thing now, especially as solo-preneurs who have no one to answer to. If you do not plan out your weekly entrepreneur calendar It becomes even easier to get sidetracked and distracted especially if you are running a home-based business.
I grew 2 – 6 Figure businesses from my dining room table. Even though I had employees and a pretty big remote team, a part of me felt like I wasn’t a “REAL” business because I was working from home.
So I opened an office! We were in there for 7 months when the Corona Virus came on the scene. So we were forced to go back to our home offices. With no immediate back to work date in site. I assured my team. I need them and WE CAN DO THIS fully remote again.
And know I am back in my zone and my team is loving life! I put some safeguards in place to ensure the team stays engaged, motivated, and on task!
If you want to learn about the tools and motivation I use with my remote team, you can check it out here:
Does this sound familiar…
- You have a project or content you need to write this week but something always gets in the way.
- You say to yourself “I am only going to check Facebook for a few minutes” Only to find yourself on it an hour and a half later.
- A friend calls you to go out to lunch, which sounds much more appealing than writing a blog post, so you go.
- You have to make some sales call to pay your bills, the phone feels awfully heavy so you decide to do the laundry first and never make it back to the sales call.
- If you are a mom-preneur, you may have to go to a school event or take your child to the doctor.
If you are like me, there are many moving parts in your life and business.
Without an entrepreneur’s schedule, it is very easy to end up spending a lot of your time and energy on things that are not generating forward momentum.
As an entrepreneur your plate full… pretty much all the time! It is important to stay focused on your most desired outcomes, BOTH in your business and in your personal life!
One of the greatest benefits of being an entrepreneur is having the freedom to structure your business AROUND THE LIFESTYLE YOU WANT and what you truly desire.
After you download a sample of my weekly entrepreneur schedule below it will become very clear that my business is focused on maximizing the most amount of time with my family.
If you want to include travel as a part of the lifestyle you desire, you can arrange your business in such a way that will allow you to travel and work at the same time. If you want to have a four day work week, your entrepreneur schedule will have all of your business tasks for that week within those 4 days.
You will be working longer hours during those four days but it will definitely be worth it while you are relaxing for the rest of the week!
If you are still working your JOB and trying to launch your “side hustle” into a full-time business, your entrepreneur schedule will have your corporate job written in. But.. you would also schedule days where you wake up early and work on your business. You would schedule your evenings with projects that move your business further.
It’s funny, I have found that creating my entrepreneur schedule every week actually gives me move freedom! It helps safeguard my time! I schedule in my “me time” also. My “me time” is a non-negotiable! It keeps me balanced and focused.
So are you curious about what I do all week?
>>Click Here<< To have a sneak peek of what a week in my life as an entrepreneur really looks like.
And YES!! This is really a page from my entrepreneur schedule! I also provided a blank template so you can plan out your week! I would love to see what your weekly entrepreneur schedule looks like!