#BeyondYourSpaceNeeds: Episode 41: Maximizing Productivity as an Entrepreneur

As many of you know, I went through a strategic repositioning and rebranding of this firm back in 2016.  Around that time, I felt as though I was slipping back into my workaholic tendencies — eating poorly, working too many hours, and not sleeping enough, which lead to me feeling awful.

That’s when I began to yearn for change and reignited my love of reading.  That year, I read a great number of books including “I Know How She Does It” and “Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much“.  Both books had some great ideas on how to gain more control over my calendar so I could spend more time with family.  That’s when I began working toward a split shift work flow and scheduling time for me.

It’s evolved over the past two years as I’ve learned what works for me and my businesses.  In a typical week, I work mornings in the office and afternoons at home.  This allows me time to physically interact with my team in the morning and then have the afternoons to have focused work blocks and a break to attend to family matters.  I even sometimes use this time to take a nap or conversely exercise.

For me, I’ve been able to accomplish more work with these focused blocks and been able to maintain my substantial weight loss.  For a more technical explanation of how to establish a schedule like this for yourself, check out this Forbes article about Laura Vanderkam’s book.