Have you ever felt that your day gets eaten up by admin tasks, meetings, and emails? Reaching the end of the day, wondering what you got done.
If so, then this issue is for you.
Today, I want to share one hack I use to prevent this disruption.
Move all meetings to one day of the week
I’ve been doing this for months now.
All my scheduling links only have Wednesday available. It’s the day I’ve dedicated to doing sales and handling meetings.
This creates a clear line between when I need to be in sales mode, or deep work mode.
On the other days when I am designing, developing, or writing, I can dedicate larger chunks of time to these tasks.
If you’re a solopreneur—your time is precious.
When you’re in a deep flow of work, the last thing you want to do is be interrupted.
This is what meetings do.
They can ruin that flow state, and it isn’t always easy to get back into.
By dedicating a specific day for meetings, you free up your time on the other days to stay in the zone.
Meetings always take longer than the actual meeting length
There is time that you spend prepping for the meeting, and time you spend cooling down after the meeting.
An hour long meeting could eat up 2 hours of your day. A half hour to prep and a half hour to cool down before you get back into the flow state.
That’s a lot of wasted time!
Most people don’t care
When I put this into practice, I was afraid my clients would oppose it.
I was wrong—I haven’t received one objection to this. Everyone accepts it and picks a time on that day that works best for them.
Give it a try
Ease into this by changing some of your calendar invites to have only one day available.
Once you due this with a few calls, you can move the rest over.
It doesn’t matter what day you choose. It should be one that works best for you.
Maybe you feel most extroverted on Mondays when the week starts. If that’s the case, pick Monday.
You might have to experiment a little with the day that best suits you.
I would love to hear how this works for you. Reply to this email if you are going to try it, and let me know which day you are choosing.