I am going to tell you the unadulterated truth and you are going to be shocked!
5:00 a.m. I wake up without an alarm clock and reach down to the floor and pick up my laptop.I get through all my night time emails and Facebook happenings before 6:00 a.m. – unless it is something that requires “hook up” to Infusionsoft to follow through. My team get a lot of their emails forwarded to them at this time. My IT team is in France…so it is midday for them…I can have a lot of back and forth communication in my pajamas.
6:00 a.m. If it is my strength training day – this is my 1/2 hour for workout….if not…I sneak into my office and get some work done.
6:30 a.m. Wake Kora up to get her in the tub and then fed and ready for school. We eat breakfast together.
7:40 a.m. Kora is off for school and I walk on my treadmill and watch any videos that come in at night…or I didn’t get to the day before. If I don’t have anything to watch…I watch something fun or listen to music and just think. That is nice. Sometimes I hop off my treadmill and do something that pops into my head. The treadmill is in my office.
9:00 a.m. I am clean and ready for the day…I get my 3 goals for the day “looked at” and any emergencies taken care of… I work on my first goal… until
10:00 a.m. Phone meeting with the new affiliate director.
10:30 a.m. Check email and facebook
11:00 a.m. Phone meeting with Infusionsoft Tech
12:15 p.m. Phone meeting with IT people and project manager on delivery platform (You will be jealous here – my husband brings me beet juice and green juice) – sometimes home made soup.
1:00 pm. Skype and watch grandkids in UK take bath.
1:45 p.m. Check email and facebook
2:15 p.m. Goal #1,2 and/ or 3
3:15 p.m. Hug time from Kora (home from school) We clear a spot on my desk and she does her homework with me.
5:30 p.m. Stop for dinner
6:00 p.m. Some more work
7:00 p.m. Pick up my laptop and work from my living room chair.I check Facebook and email again…I answer some and save some to morning if I can’t easily answer.
9:00 p.m. Fall asleep with my laptop…
10:00 p.m. My husband wakes me up and I go to bed.
Some days are different. Not too much.
Over the years, I worked from home off and on. I love working from home. There are some boundaries I set.
- I don’t answer the phone before 10 a.m., after 5 p.m. or on the weekends. It helps to make it all work with my family.
- I have a good chair. I have the best chair I could afford. I sit in it too long…so I want it to be ergonomic.
- I have tons of windows. I worked downstairs for awhile…it turns your skin gray.
- I don’t mix family chores with office time. I don’t stop to clean the house or do the laundry. work time is work time
- I stop for hugs anytime someone wants to give me one.
On Mondays – I don’t take appointments.
On Tuesdays – I always skype with my son and his kids.
On Wednesday – I take phone calls
On Thursday – I go to church in the morning because Kora’s class goes to church and she still wants me there. I shoot for getting next week’s blog done on Thursday…that is hard for me because blogs are like presents – I can’t wait to give them.
On Friday – I try not to take calls so I can finish everything that was on my list that didn’t get finished.
Saturdays – 8 a.m. conference call with Buiding Abundance.
I like not having a schedule. I like getting a wild idea to create – and be able to do it. Right now my business is at that stage where I have to constantly make the decision to run it instead of letting it run me. I am working on saying “no”. More gets done when I say no. I am working on moving my body a little more than I do.
Right now, my business is in the position where we have a lot of followers, clients and respect in the community. That brings a lot of opportunity seekers to my doorstep. It also brings a lot of opportunity. Discernment is important right now.
I REALLY enjoy what I do. My day may sound boring to you. It is hard to see it unless you see the ins and outs and the actual production.
Last week, I crossed my entire Thursday off because of all the deadlines…plus we were in the middle of switching merchant accounts. My merchant account has been a pain in the neck for a year. This day was intense, but it was something I knew I needed to do and it is done.
Friday was an entire day of phone calls.
I talked to Amy Lippmann for about an hour. We were putting the last couple touches on a project she is working on for us. She has created a marketing system for our 12 Day Cleanse. Amy does beautiful work. She releases that next week.
Long phone calls – some were 1-2 hours long. It was a hard day for me.
One of the phone calls was to go over the new multi coach delivery system. OH WOW! This thing is SO nice. You are all going to be THRILLED when this is released in the next couple weeks.
Another call was to firm up the last few things as our new affiliate sales manager begins. I am excited. We will now have a way that our affiliates can actually make a full living of residual income from our programs. Our new director’s job is to coach them through.
I felt like the entire day was spent on the phone. I don’t really like that very much…but it was huge for getting close to releasing fantastic products.
The final thing I did was to check our merchant accounts to be sure everything got through okay. ARGHHH …some transactions went through the new one, some went through the old one and my Infusionsoft guy who worked with Infusionsoft to be sure everything got done correctly…was no where to be found. My old merchant account was to be shut off that day…and I didn’t have a clue how to fix it. That is one of those things you just have to let go of. Somethings you can fix…and somethings you can’t. I sent him an email with EMERGENCY in the subject line…and I laid my sore head down on a pillow and fell asleep.
Saturday I woke up at 5:00 a.m. looked at my emails and found that 3 people were working overnight to fix my merchant account/Infusionsoft problem and got ready for my 9:30 appointment (I am down to only 1-2 appointments for my old business per month). We conducted a really good 8 a.m. conference call for Building Abundance and I beat it out the door after to get to my appointment and make it back for our 25 hour 10 year old’s birthday party.
Now, because I didn’t get time on Thursday, I am finishing this and laughing as the kids are playing “Hed Banz-Act Up”….I guessed wrong…I thought the suit was a penguin. Life is good!