I want to share a quick tip about business transitioning. I’ve got a lot of clients who are actively transitioning from the corporate world into their full-time business now that they’ve ramped it up, and they are on the verge of getting ready to take that leap, just like I did to leave my six-figure corporate job and creating a business that I love.
One thing that I do is taking back my Monday mornings. I’m often asked, “How do you manage your schedule? How do you fit everything in?” And it does take a lot of planning. It does take a lot of really conscious effort to do that, but like I said, one thing that I love to do is really take back my Monday mornings. I always hated Monday mornings when I was in the corporate world, and I didn’t like how that felt. So I love to use my Mondays as my time. This is where I get my errands done, Monday morning is for me … I’ve already planned my week out, I usually do that Sunday night or maybe really early Monday morning, but I use my Mondays for me, and I get my laundry, I get my grocery shopping, I get errands done, I might meet a friend for coffee. It’s my time. I don’t put a lot of pressure on myself, but that way I get things off my mind for the week, my personal errands, my things were done. So Mondays are very low-pressure for me.
Monday afternoon I usually am ready to get into some productivity, but Monday morning I just kind of get those things out of the way, and I love my Mondays now. So it sets me up for a great week, it relieves the guilt that I’m not being pulled in a million directions all week long. It actually took a lot of self-reflection and a lot of effort for me to do that and not feel guilty thinking, “Oh my gosh, it’s Monday, I have to be working.” But that doesn’t work for me anymore. I want you to just understand that it’s okay to create a schedule that works for you, whether your past life, your corporate job says that it works or not, it’s what works for you. That’s the purpose of being a business for yourself is to make that work.
So if Mondays are painful for you, maybe give this a try. It has worked for me for quite a while, and it really does make a difference so that I am ready to be really productive the rest of the week because I’ve gotten all my personal stuff out of the way. Hope that helps, give it a shot if it does.
Take back your Monday! A little pre-Nordstrom love note about creating a schedule that works for you…
Posted by Lori Hildebrand on Monday, June 12, 2017