This week's plan is fluid. I have been busy the last few weeks with meetings and more, which means I have not had much time to write. I plan on using some "free" time this week to write my books and the blog posts. I considered cutting back on the daily posting schedule and changing to a weekly posting schedule or perhaps 2-3 days a week and not 5.
Although of all the things I do, my blog posts do not take the most time. I find that once I set up my week's content ideas, the blog just flows on its own. I have my trusty project management based book that I use for my meetings and my daily to-do list. I wind up changing things around on the fly, though. As much as I stand by my lists, the priorities change daily.
For this weekend, my priority was to rest and it allowed me to recharge and re-prioritize my schedule.
I have found that in running my business, I spend a lot of time building content. With all of this content came the new pages on this site highlighting my ability to create of curriculum and the launch of online courses in addition to the work I am doing with Wagner College Department for Lifelong Learning. I also use Instaquote to build up my Instagram and to create more followings and to find people who are interested in my company whether just to follow my story or to become a client of mine.
I have various streams for income with my services I offer around brand creation and now the template guides on resumes and LinkedIn. I have my published books that are out there and starting to get notice on Amazon and via my website.
Here are some samples on my project planning for this week. Only 20+ things with different priorities and management for each. I cross things off once they are done and move on. Lately, I had been moving on a lot of initiatives - such as working on becoming certified as a woman owned business in NYC. I have a project plan for that - with steps and sub-steps to complete on the way.
How do you stay motivated and focused? For me I tend to think I am motivated and focused while continuing all of the fun things I am doing - especially preparing for the upcoming Spring break and having to entertain a bunch of kids who will be off from school. I wonder how much I can get done during those weeks - that will be a true testament to how motivated and focused I am when I host a play-date or four over that break.
Lisa Vento Nielsen