How To “Map” Your Weekly Schedule to Have More Fun and Get More Done!

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Are you struggling to get in control of your schedule?

Or are you feeling scattered, overwhelmed, and “all-over-the-place”…

…like you have no boundaries or command over your life?

Hey, we’ve all been there.

Let’s face it, it’s no secret that building a business while maintaining your personal, social, and professional lives is a distinct challenge.

Luckily, there are proven techniques to help you sort all this out.

And there’s no time like right NOW to start fresh, hit reset, and set up new and strategic parameters for your work and your life, so you can get more done…and also have a ton more fun!

Ready to get started?

Then you’re going to love this…

To empower you to take 2016 by the horns, we invited VaNessa Duplessie—a serial entrepreneur, coach, wife, and mother—to reveal how network marketing top earners on the planet (think Mark Cuban, Jim Rohn, Richard Brandson, & Tony Robbins) build powerful and actionable goals, so YOU can learn how to create the business, lifestyle, and future you deserve.

Now, full disclosure:

The full 90 minute presentation is exclusively available to members of Elite Marketing Pro.

However, because this information is so powerful and will help so many, below you’ll find a 14-minute excerpt where VaNessa specifically reveals her unique daily and weekly scheduling system that helps “map” more freedom and flexibility, and most importantly, profitability into your regular routine!

You’ll discover…

  • How to “chunk down” your week to gain both structure and flexibility
  • Which days to use for “internal” and “external” business – and why
  • How to set a daily schedule when your schedule is irregular

Watch it now…

VaNessa has been an influential coach in in the Internet marketing space for many years—and in fact, is known as the “coach’s coach“—so she’s extremely qualified to teach what works and what doesn’t, even for folks with busy or irregular schedules.

So let’s get down to brass tacks on the tactical plan to create your schedule…

Your Weekly Map

VaNessa’s first scheduling key is to break your weeks into “buckets.” These are the responsibilities that you have every week, week in and week out, all year long. You would include all the major roles for your work as well as the major roles for your personal life.

Here is VaNessa’s personal “Weekly Map” example:

  • Sunday – Family Time/ Computer/ Audio/ Reading
  • Monday – Marketing (Prep blog posts, autoresponder emails, create content)
  • Tuesday – Coaching Calls (add audio mindset/rejuvenate)
  • Wednesday – Coaching/Trainings for team and students
  • Thursday – Coaching/Trainings for team and students
  • Friday – Marketing (Prep blog posts, autoresponder emails, content, post card)
  • Saturday – Coaching/ Family Time/ Computer/ Audio/ Reading
  • {Social Media doesn’t count – I’m on there everyday}

Find Your “Patterns”

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Here’s how VaNessa’s time breaks down:

Her weekends are primarily family time, with some time to read, listen to audios, etc.

Monday and Friday are always for marketing, which she groups as an “internal” business function.

Why?

Because that’s how other people’s schedules work best, and you’re building a schedule for the long term. So all summer long, when people are taking long weekends and checking out, if you have calls and trainings scheduled, you may not have anyone to talk to.

And all winter long when people spend their Mondays getting back into the swing of work, and their Fridays getting ready for the weekend, you can still be effective and get the work done that you need to.

That leads directly to…

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays being your “external” work days. Those are the days everyone else is ready to work, so on those days, you need to be ready to engage with them in calls, trainings, webinars, or whatever ways you work with your clients.

Fill Your Buckets

This is a basic plan for how to lay out your week, and VaNessa notes that there is actually a great deal of flexibility built into this schedule because the more structured your days are, the more flexible your life is. You’re just giving yourself a track to run on or some basic guidelines to help you know what to do each day.

Once you know that outline, you can fill it in by doing what you want, when you want, how you want.

You’ll feel better and have less pressure because you’ll know that you’re covering all of your “buckets” each week, and taking care of each responsibility; now you’ll just have a plan to make that happen.

Once you have your weekly map in place, it’s time to set up your Daily Map.

Your Daily Map

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This is where you have to personalize your schedule for your work and your life.

Are you a morning person? Great. Get started early and turn in early.

Night owl? Great – schedule that in.

The key is to do what works for you, your life, and your most effective ways of working.

VaNessa shared that her daily schedule is shaped by her kids’ school schedule as well as her clients’ needs.

Her map looks like this:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday:

  • 4:30-6:30 a.m. Myself Mode—Audios, watching trainings or webinar replays.
  • 6:30-9:30 a.m. Mom Mode—Kids to school, grocery, etc.
  • 9:30-2:30 Work Mode—see weekly map
  • 2:30 – 8:00 p.m. Mom Mode—Pick up kids, dinner, activities, homework.
  • 8-10 p.m. Work or Me Time—Clean up loose ends of work or take care of myself.

Wednesday, Thursday:

  • 4:30-6:30 a.m. Myself Mode—Audios, watching trainings or webinar replays.
  • 6:30-10:30 a.m. Mom Mode—Kids to school, grocery, etc.
  • 10:30 – 8:30 Work Modesee weekly map
  • 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. Work or Me Time Work, reading, or free time.

Why the difference in the two schedules? Because her kids have different schedules on Wednesday and Thursday, so their schedules are built into her schedule. Also, some of her clients need to do their coaching calls in the evening, so she schedules in the time to make that happen on days that work for her.

It’s all about working with what you have!

Making Your Daily Map Work

The key is to create and use your daily map to help you structure your days. It will help you know what to do, use your time wisely, and get control of your schedule.

Within those time blocks, do you have time that you can use for another purpose? For example, if you’re commuting, can you listen to audios while you drive or ride?

While she’s in mom mode, VaNessa still takes calls, checks her phone, answers texts, etc., but she readily tells people, “I’m in mom mode.” They know that means her time isn’t super structured, but she’s available.

The weekly and daily maps “really help if you’re feeling scattered and all over the place,” she notes. “They are a model of efficiency and effectiveness.”

No Set Schedule? No Problem!

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One of the webinar viewers asked what to do when you don’t have a set schedule. This person worked a shift cycle of three days on, three days off, so rather than a weekly schedule, she had a continuously rolling set of shifts.

VaNessa’s answer was that “Consistency is more important than a schedule.”

Oooh – that’s brilliant! Let that sink in for a minute.

Consistency.

Her answer to planning that schedule was so label the days on day 1, 2, and 3, and then the days off 1, 2, and 3 rather than creating a constantly shifting days-of-the-week-based schedule. By making adjustments to suit your needs, you can still give yourself effective structure.

Then plan your work within those days. For example, on the first day after three night shifts in a row, she advised staying away from heavy mind work, which could be left for days 2 and 3.

Get it? It makes so much sense, you’re probably wondering why you haven’t done this yet.

Well, you’re here now, and there’s no time like the present to make a change to make your life better.

Just the Tip of the Iceberg…

All these nuggets of wisdom came from just 14 of the full 90 minutes of VaNessa’s training.

She reveals so much more, including…

  • 3 winning habits of all network marketing top earners (these simple methods will allow you to piggyback their results)
  • VaNessa’s #1 “reset” tool to get on track and stay on track all year (this tool will change the way you look at your business forever)
  • 2 implementation tricks to get what you need done everyday (which will allow you to take control of your time, and avoid overwhelm, exhaustion, and indecision)
  • 3 questions you must consistently ask yourself (to avoid the pitfalls that destroys most entrepreneurs’ hopes and dreams)

Ready to get your hands on VaNessa’s complete presentation, available exclusively to members of Elite Marketing Pro?

Sign up right here to take your next step and make 2016 your best year yet!

You can get started today for just $1.

Do yourself a massive favor by investing in the training you need to change your business and your life—you’ll thank yourself for it!

 

Until next time,

Andrew Draughon
Director of Content
Elite Marketing Pro

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Andrew T Draughon

Andrew Draughon is the Director of Content at Elite Marketing Pro. Yet not long ago Andrew was hauling shingles and hanging drywall for paltry wages in the frigid winters of upstate Pennsylvania. Making the decision to never wake up before sunrise in sub-zero weather again, Andrew moved to Florida, discovered his passion for marketing, and has been working via his laptop ever since.

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