Everyone talks about balance of life and work, but I have trouble balancing work.
Mwahhaha...my work is done here.
This is what I mean...I can say when to stop work and now it's play time, but sectioning off what to do at work is difficult for me.
I have no set schedule doing the same routine. It's all different every day.
So I have the 20/40/30 split.
However many hours I have, I split the time up in that ratio.
For example: If I have 3 hours I can spend 36 minutes on Publishing, 72 minutes writing, and 54 minutes on Marketing. If you paying super close attention you'll ask what happened to the other 10%?
Well, much like business, you have to have a "savings" in all things and that includes time. Somewhere over the 3 hours I might dick around, need to go to the bathroom, get interrupted by the dog or whatever for 18 minutes (going with the 3 hour span). So that 18 minutes is my ¡¡whoops!! time.
But this ratio isn't always possible. So I have to budget hours and days. Yesterday I did way more publishing than marketing...so what do I do today? Yep. More time marketing than publishing.
Does running to Office Max for pens go under publishing, writing or marketing time?
Sounds anal? Welcome to my world of publishing--we have cupcakes...and coffee.
It all depends on your organizational skills and attention span.
ACTION ITEM: Time yourself, decide what kind of split you need to be productive!!
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