I’ll be honest, working from home sounds great, but it can be hard to be productive and focus on the things that matter. What do I mean by this? The temptations of social media, e-mails, children, YouTube, etc. can take a big dent out of your day, if you let them. I’ve fallen into this trap multiple times, so I’ve decided to make a change. This change began after I had seen a post from Chase Jarvis (Photographer based in Seattle) http://www.chasejarvis.com/ on how to structure your day. He broke it down in a way where most have not. Here is what I learned:
- I have structured my days into one-and-a-half-hour time slots with a half hour break in between each slot. This allows me to put focused effort on the things that matter to my business.
- During these one-and-a-half-hour time slots, I put my phone away so that I am not tempted to respond to Facebook or Instagram. This is huge habit that is hard for me to break, but I’m working on it.
- I’m saving my e-mails, phone calls and meetings for the latter half of the day. I’ve noticed that these things can hinder my ability to stay focused, so I create a timeframe for responding to these things. This helps reduce any anxiety I have for not getting back to people immediately.
- Creating these time slots has allowed me to start brainstorming different ways to get my name out there. Ways I had not originally thought were important to a photography business.
- I now have a solid schedule and I’m not just doing things when I feel like doing them. This is so important when you’re in charge of everything.
You can see Chase’s entire YouTube video on “Getting SH*T DONE” above.
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