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  • ASKING ADVICE: How to build a high performing full time schedule for an entrepreneur

     Deborah updated 2 years, 9 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Deborah

    Member
    December 27, 2019 at 3:17 am

    This is a question that most people have trouble finding answers to probably because it all depends on the person. What I’m looking for from somebody experienced is how to fill a schedule when there is nothing to do yet; for the newbies. For example, I just started a media company and I have rare clients so far. I had trouble creating a productive schedule to put a lot of time into because of the lack of work my business is generating. I felt like I jumped the gun, and I created a weekly schedule and I’ve blocked time everyday to add in anything I think would be productive to my ultimate goal. Right now, a lot of it involves practicing and studying and taking care of my personal health, I have a block everyday where I focus on marketing, and finding new clients. I want to know if i’m going in the right direction or if there are any key specifics that I could learn from an expert that can help me boost my way to my ultimate goal.

    Any input?

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    EDIT: Putting more thought into this, I feel like I was over thinking a schedule. Instead of trying to fill up a schedule with things that aren’t there, I’ve reflected and created a schedule based on WHERE IM AT with the company. When it’s flourishing, it will be packed with meetings, events, and jobs to get content for. For now, it will be packed with practice, learning, and different plans to get these clients and build that busy business. Maybe this can turn into a general chat, and reflect on schedule building. Anyways, what are your thoughts?

  • mikelieman

    Guest
    December 27, 2019 at 3:17 am

    > I have a block everyday where I focus on marketing, and finding new clients. I want to know if i’m going in the right direction or if there are any key specifics that I could learn from an expert that can help me boost my way to my ultimate goal.

    Don’t get hung up on drilling down into detail more than you really need.

    If you start with:

    Monday: Find More Clients

    Tue: Find More Clients

    Wed: Find More Clients

    Thu: Find More Clients

    Fri: Find More Clients

    You’ll find that when you start Monday with “Find More Clients”, that’ll drive additional tasks that may or may not need to be scheduled. It’s always just best to do the additional tasks if possible when they come up rather than deferring them.

    Here’s a hint. Don’t confuse administrative overhead, like scheduling, with actual productive work. Use your energy for productive work instead of admin overhead. But do the necessary amount of admin overhead, but remember, that’s not the goal.

  • AnonJian

    Guest
    December 27, 2019 at 3:17 am

    >What I’m looking for from somebody experienced is how to fill a schedule when there is nothing to do yet; for the newbies.

    Research. Differentiate based on research. Which is why…

    >I felt like I jumped the gun, and I created a weekly schedule and I’ve blocked time everyday to add in anything I think would be productive to my ultimate goal.

    We are coming up on three hundred times over I’ve advised people who launched that their problems are caused because they skipped the market research. And they act as though, once skipped, they are past any possible benefit.

    Yeah. That’s bullshit. Capitalism is real lenient when you don’t do your homework, it just keeps beating you over the head. You have two jobs which occupy every waking moment: Greasing the skids into a sale with marketing or making a sale. Accounting is pretty easy when you have no money to speak of.

    Waiting for customers to knock down the door because you are doing everything perfectly and just need to keep doing what you have been, expecting any day now you’ll get different results? That’s an option for becoming a ward of the state.

    Everybody wants to learn everything about anything but customers and markets and getting the sale. Commerce offends the sensibilities of far too many. Nothing happens until you you make something happen — and that something had better be spendable.

    You are ether making the money, counting the money, or getting the money. Sales. Accounting. Marketing. Do not fill your day with busy work — that’s for startups trying to ramp up their venture capital burn rate.

    This is why newbies can’t have nice things — like priorities.

  • n23khan

    Guest
    December 27, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Create your work schedule according to your chronobiology. Check out this [Productive Work Schedule Generator ](https://www.cowop.org/quiz/remote-work-schedule) as it’s been useful for me to understand how to be more effective with my time.

  • EzioAuditore19

    Guest
    December 27, 2019 at 3:17 am

    I can relate to to you on so many levels. I too spend my time hunting for clients- researching, wording etc but somehow fail to sign up any client. I’m trying to reach out to new businesses via InMail on LinkedIn, but haven’t even received an acknowledgement from the recipient. It is draining my mental energy and making me question my entrepreneurial ambitions. Its a hard fight, but I’m fighting.

    On a side note, just yesterday, I thought I’d expand my size of market to get new clients. Earlier, I was focused only blockchain startups as my potential client base for Original Content Production services, but now I have begun to diversify and offer my services to more traditional businesses.

    Words of Wisdom: When you aren’t finding new clients, expand your market size.

    Gonna share the results when I have enough Karma to post.

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