There are many items which need your time and attention, both in your network marketing business and in your everyday life. If you take time to plan your business week for maximum impact, you’ll be able to get more done in less time with a lot less stress.
Create a Schedule
The first thing you need to do is to create a schedule for each day of the work week. Since everyone needs some free time to rest and recharge their batteries, start by blocking off some time for this in your schedule for each day. You will want to make sure that you plan adequate times for sleep, eating well, interacting with your family and other activities that form part of your daily life.
Once you have these times blocked off, you need to look at the different kinds of tasks that you need to do to work in your business and on your business.
Working “In” Your Business
Working in your business involves all the tasks necessary to generate income. For network marketers, you can include tasks such as prospecting, dealing with questions and concerns from people in your network, contacting potential joint venture partners, and the like.
If it has to do with making money, it falls into the working “in” your business category. When you are making your schedule for the week, most of the time should be spent on committees which fall within this category.
When Do You Do Your Best Work?
Since working in your business is the reason you started your network marketing venture, you’ll want to make sure you’re performing these activities at the time of day where you can focus and concentrate most clearly. For some people getting down to business first thing in the morning is the best approach, and you should block off some time before noon several times during your work week to look after these tasks.
Working “On” Your Business
Unfortunately, your network marketing business doesn’t run itself. You will need to set aside some time in your weekly schedule for administrative tasks, such as reading and responding to e-mail, cleaning up your e-mail inbox, filing and other related tasks.
If your goal is to get the maximum impact from your weekly business schedule, make sure you are scheduling the activities which will generate income during times when you are most alert. Administrative and other tasks, such as reading, evaluating, and reviewing items, are best left for times when you are not in your most focused zone.
Contrary to what you may be thinking, you will be more effective and a higher degree of productivity for your network marketing efforts by making sure you have adequate free time in your schedule. Trying to perform at a peak level without taking breaks will only lead to fatigue and eventual burnout.