Productivity feels lost on me lately. I’ve been getting kind of frustrated and feeling overwhelmed because I am not staying on task when I need to be. In addition, I recognize that I’m not spending enough time on the aspects of my business that are most important for sustaining it’s long term success:
- Finding new prospects
- Creating content
- Building out processes
I feel as if I’m spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere. Creating themes for my days is my attempt to change that. As a way to organize this, I decided to go with Asana. I tend to switch between OmniFocus and Asana as my favorite to-do app but I’m working on trying to keep Asana as my main place for these things.
And since Asana recently came out with a Trello-like “boards” feature, I decided to give it a whirl.
I heard about the concept of “theming days” on a podcast where someone mentioned Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter. You can also find a great explanation of how this helps on Productivityist.
Essentially, I’m going to focus on one type of work each day of the week. Monday is Learning/Reading, and then I plan to incorporate one action I’ve learned into the rest of the week’s work.
Tuesday I’ll focus on client work, and how I can improve my clients campaigns and marketing. Wednesday will be for writing and other content creation. Thursday is for prospecting new clients, this could include content marketing, cold calls, reaching out to new potential clients, etc.
Friday I’ll focus on Networking and helping other entrepreneurs. This might include sharing their work, emailing people with articles they will find interesting, etc.
Saturday I’m reserving for social media, including setting up my queue of posts to go out for the following week. I haven’t been posting on social media at all for my business so I figure that reserving a day of work to it will change that.
Sunday will be for the big business ideas, where I want this to go, how to get there, and reviewing the previous week. I will also spend 15-20 minutes planning out the upcoming week as well.
We will see how this idea goes – I’m optimistic this will help keep me more productive! I’ll update soon.