How’s your day… do you have a schedule for all your stuff?

Schedule

Schedule all your stuff!

When you wake up in the morning, do you have a schedule that tells you exactly what you will be doing today? Or, do you take each day as it comes, and fly by the seat of your pants?

Do you think it even matters if you schedule your life on an hourly basis?

For me, I have appointments for my other business, and if I didn’t show up, chaos would erupt.

People are expecting me to show up at their house at a specific time. If I am running late, it throws not only my schedule off, but my clients schedule is messed up too.

So, if a traditional business MUST be run according to a schedule, then why would a network marketing business be any different?

When you schedule follow-up calls, put them on your calendar just like my traditional business schedule. You make a commitment to call someone at a specific time, and if you don’t call, you probably just lost them as a prospect. You’ve left them waiting, and that pretty much kills any relationship you may have been building with them.

So follow-up is a given, but what about other things like prospecting, daily power hour, journaling and planning, training and family time. All these things need a specific time in your week to get done.

When you don’t plan your schedule, you will not get anything done. You will be distracted by activities that are not profit centered. You will feel like your business is a failure, which is true because you are not doing what is necessary to make it grow and succeed. You are too caught up taking every training webinar that pops up. You are too busy shootin’ the breeze with people on Facebook or Skype.

So, how do you create a schedule for your business?

If you have another JOB, or small business with obligations, you need to schedule that into a weekly calendar along with what needs to be done in your network marketing business. At this point, as long as you need to keep that job, you can’t do too much about that time commitment.

Next, schedule time each morning to have a power hour or half hour, where you read 10 pages of a motivational book, do some meditation, prayer, yoga, or take a walk to clear your mind and prepare for a fruitful day.

After your power hour, you can eat breakfast while catching up with your Facebook friends or tribes or groups.

Most of the rest of the day will probably be spent at your job or business, but if you take a lunch break, you could use that time to prospect or do some follow-up calls.

When you get home from work, you may spend a half hour connecting with your team providing them with some training or support.

Next, is family time and the evening meal for an hour each evening.

After supper, it is time to get back at it. There may be one evening where you have a company training, or if you are part of a challenge, there may be an hour and a half to block out every Thursday evening at 9 PM for example.

At the end of each day, take about a half hour to journal on what you accomplished that day, and what you need to plan to do tomorrow for your network marketing business.

On the weekend, there may be a time when you do something “for you” like watch sports or go shopping. Block it out.

And, finally, go ahead and take Sunday off if you want to. Spend it with your family… they will be much more understanding when you need to spend so much time during the week away from them.

Now what does your schedule look like?

Now that you have the “have-to’s” filled in, step back and take a look at your weekly schedule. You will see there are holes each evening and on Saturday. These are the times when you can create content, like blogging, or do your Facebook marketing, or article marketing. These are the times to go prospecting for leads to grow your business. And these are the times to pick up the phone and call people.

With a schedule, you will get done what needs to get done, and nothing will be forgotten. You’ll see your business grow, and once it has grown to where you can give up your job or business, you will have gained another 35-40 hours per week to grow your business even more.

Having a good lead management system will also help you stay focused and keep track of all your tasks.

So, set up a weekly schedule now to help you become more productive. Your schedule will keep you focused, and you’ll make more money is the process.

To your success!

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Jamella Biegel

    Hi Val,

    I just created a schedule for my week. It was kind of fun planning each day, and using colors for different activities/commitments. I think there is something to seeing the schedule on paper as opposed to in my head. I’m seeing that I need to leave some free time in the schedule, because life sometimes gets in the way.

    Planning and sticking to a schedule is a helpful activity that can benefit anyone, whether they are Network Marketing or not.
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  2. Rasheed

    This is something I need to commit to… but not having my own office space where my mother isn’t telling me to do random chores while I’m working isn’t conducive to being efficient 😛 (if you can decipher my triple negatives, congrats, even I can’t do that LOL)

    One thing I also advise is not only time management (which is scheduling tasks) but also time efficiency! Meaning quitting Facebook, exiting Skype, turning the games off, and being somewhere that isn’t very distracting (away from the TV and your chatty housemates lol)

    And also taking a 5 min break every 25 mins, or a 10 min break every 50 mins. Focused spurts of productivity is powerful!

    Rasheed
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    1. valheisey Post author

      Rasheed, I guess as long as she is putting a roof over your head and food in your belly, you have to be available when she needs you. Same is true when you have a family, or a spouse – “things” get in the way of productivity. As for TV – I haven’t watched it in years. Skype – I see people chatting constantly, but don’t participate because I don’t have time to hang out! Maybe ask you mother to give you a list of things she wants you to do, and you put them in your schedule! Thanks for dropping by!
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  3. John Moussan

    Oh boy… I remember in first job as an engineer I was responsible for scheduling of project and forecasting of human resources. This is probably one of the most important aspect of any business and if we don’t have a schedule to follow, we are planning to fail. We all have 24 hrs in a day, and what differentiates those that are successful and not is what they do in those 24 hrs. Good post Val!
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  4. David Sharp

    Like you Val I have two business’s and my internet marketing routine was a bit haphazard to say the least. In the last two weeks I have implemented a proper schedule on a spreadsheet, something I have resisted doing for ages, and now I know exactly where I am in my marketing process.
    It also serves to keep me laser focussed, I will not even look at my emails till my daily marketing tasks are done which takes me about 6 hours daily.

    Dave
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  5. Adrienne

    Well I recognize that schedule Val. 🙂

    I had a hard time mapping mine out really. I had to decide which times I was going to allot for which activities. I can’t do my empower schedule in the mornings because I’m usually still kind of tired and I can’t concentrate on what I need to when I’m still tired so I saved that until the evenings. But I have found that mapping out a specific schedule for all your activities can really come in handy. It’s helped me stay more on tract although things still get out of whack from time to time.

    I use to write everything down that I needed to do anyway but I didn’t allot specific times for these tasks.

    I do agree that it’s best to write down your daily activities so that you will have in front of you everything you need to accomplish for the day. Without it you may soon find yourself using excuses why you never got around to doing certain things.

    I’ve found it to be extremely helpful now. Hope others will see the benefit as well.

    ~Adrienne
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    1. valheisey Post author

      Akos, it is so easy not to work when you don’t have someone or something telling you what needs to be done and when. Productivity gets so much easier with a plan. Thanks for stopping by and hope you get yours figured out (before you have kids!) LOL!

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