Time is money! Bidding for more time is something that we all strive towards. In life and in business.
Would you like to find out how you can get more time out of each day?
As a father, husband, and entrepreneur, one of the things that I personally struggle with on a daily basis is time. It s extremely challenging to multitask all of these roles and on certain days it feels like there is no productivity whatsoever.
I have tried all sorts of different hags in order to maximize my time each day but a lot of them have failed.
First, let me tell you a little bit about my typical day.
Usually, the day starts around eight or 9 AM. This is when I usually wake up, get my coffee situated, and await the awakening of my kids. My son is 3 1/2 years old and my daughter is 20 months old.
Once the kids are up, it’s on to breakfast with them and then getting dressed. Mind you that it’s breakfast for them and a cup or a few cups of black coffee for me. It’s part of my intermittent fasting approach that I have been working on over the last six months or so. Breakfast time can range anywhere from one hour to an hour and a half. Depending on the day and how the kids are feeling the morning.
After breakfast is finished and kids are dressed, we are heading to daycare drop off. Both of my kids attend daycare 4 to 5 days per week. My wife and I made an executive decision prior to the birth of my son that our kids would attend daycare primarily for social development and education. We knew that it was going to cost us but that is the price tag you paid for value.
Once the kids are dropped off, that is when my day really starts. This is usually around 10 AM or 10:30 AM at the absolute latest. What I mean by day started is that a shift my focus towards clients and find deliverables for my human marketing agency Razor Sharp Digital.
Depending on the day and how many meetings I have scheduled, I am usually business focused from around 10:30 AM in the morning to no later than 5 PM in the afternoon. This is typically when I pick up my kids from daycare.
My business focus during the hours of 10:30 AM and 5 PM tends to vary two or three times per week as well. This is when I am usually getting my workout in which can span from one hour and a half to two hours. Depending on the day and the type of workout that I am working on. Having said that, not every weekday is productive due to the fact that usually has workout sessions three days per week.
This has been an ongoing struggle for me simply because I lose a couple of hours three days per week because of workout sessions. I have considered working out early in the morning however that is not feasible either because my wife is usually gone for work by 5 AM. Therefore, I am unable to work out because my kids would be alone unsupervised.
This is yet another issue that inspired me to write this article due to the continuous struggle of finding more time to get work done.