If you work from home, or have a flexible schedule that allows you to venture outside of the office from time to time (perhaps your travel frequently), then you have to get very serious about your schedule.
When you work from home, no matter what the profession might be, you don’t have a boss staring over your shoulder, and the only person who is there to hold you accountable to your work is, well, yourself. It’s very easy to get distracted as a remote worker, and it’s very easy to push work off to later in the day just because you can.
In hopes of helping you out in the schedule department, below you will find two invaluable scheduling tips. Use them to your advantage, fellow entrepreneurs.
2 Invaluable Scheduling Tips For Entrepreneurs
- When Something Isn’t Working, Change It
- Schedule Everything, And Leave Room For Setbacks
When Something Isn’t Working, Change It
Sure, your heroes might wake up at 4 a.m. to knock out important tasks, but if you can’t stick to that type of schedule for the long haul, then you shouldn’t make that morning habit yours.
The sooner you learn what works best for YOU, the sooner you will become a productive machine. Now, if you have to be on the clock/at your computer at specific times of the day, then you don’t have much freedom/wiggle room, and you are kind of like an office employee in the sense that you have to do work at a specific time every day. However, if you get to make up your own schedule, then you hold the keys to your office hours, if you will.
When something isn’t working, change it. Tailor your schedule around your wants and needs, and create your perfect schedule. Reminder: It’s okay to do some experimenting until you figure out said perfect schedule.
Schedule Everything, And Leave Room For Setbacks
When you are a remote worker, you can’t simply say you will do work from 9 to 5. You have to get very detailed with your schedule, especially if you want to get the most out of your time and not squander it in the process.
In the spirit of that thinking, you need to schedule anything and everything that you do throughout the day. You need to schedule how long any given task will take, how long it takes you to answer emails, your business calls, your lunch, breaks — everything! Even schedule extra time for certain things just in case there are setbacks. For example, if lunch runs longer than expected, or if a business call ends up taking 30 minutes instead of 15.
On top of that, you should get very selfish with your time, and treat it like it’s the most valuable thing on the planet. After all, time is money, people.
These two invaluable scheduling tips should do remote entrepreneurs wonders, and they are very easy to follow.
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