If you don’t read my main blog (no pressure) you are missing out on my most popular column called GSD — Get Shit Done. I either interview a blogger, entrepreneur, or just someone awesome about how they get shit done, or I’ll write about my GSD tips and tricks (and of course, there’s an ebook on the way!).
This particular trick I’m sharing with you today has been hugely successful for me, so I wanted to share it here on The Well and spread the love. It has really changed how my weeks start and helped me to be super organized and productive every week.
A very wise women once told me — Mandy of Waiting on Martha — that she keeps Mondays completely clear.
No meetings, no lunch dates with friends, no appointments.
Mandy uses Mondays to get a ton of work done so she can set herself up for success each week. As soon as she told me this, I adopted it immediately. I protect my Mondays as much as I can. Sometimes there is a call or meeting that is important enough for me to break my Monday rule, but it’s rare. I love the feeling on Sunday night not worrying that I forgot about something for Monday, because there isn’t anything scheduled except things I need & want to work on — whether that’s blog posts for the week, writing and editing ebooks or blog posts for The B Bar, strategic thinking, creative work, or painting. I use Monday to take a fresh look at the things I need to focus on that week, figure out how I’m going to get them done, and get down to work.
One of the hardest things about being an entrepreneur is organizing your time. You learn over time what works best for you, but it’s a continual evolution. I’m constantly analyzing how I spend my time and how long things take me to accomplish and if the things that take me so much time are worth doing, or could have have someone else do them (the answer is often, yes).
Do you have one thing that really works for you when organizing yourself or helps you be productive?