Today is Day 2 (August 30) of my journalizing my entrepreneurial life.
I usually start my mornings at 8AM to 9AM. Yeah I know, entrepreneurs should wake up early and start hustling in the morning. But let me just share to you my usual working daily schedule.
7:30 AM – Alarm of my Phone
7:30 – 8:00 AM- Usually in the Comfort Room
8:00 – 9:00 AM- Prayer Journal, Stretching, talking to myself, reading
9:00 – 9:30 AM- Bath and Pa-gwapo
9:30 – 6:30 PM- Work, Appointment, Team Meetings, Working on Articles, Social Media Marketing, Selling Real Estate, etc.
6:30 – 7:30 PM- Travel Home
7:30 – 8:30 PM- Play with Kids / Dinner
8:30 – 10:00 PM- Homeschool our Kids / Sometimes reading books
10:00 – 10:30 PM – Play with Kids / Coffee Break
10:30 – 2:00 AM – Online Hustle
So now that I have presented to you my daily schedule, probably I have “justified” why I don’t wake up early. Although just to be honest with you, all my life I have been trying to wake up early but the problem is I really can’t and if ever I did (which I forced myself many times over), I would be very tired the entire day that I can’t fully function 101%. Mainly also because I sleep late. Yup, a lot of entrepreneurs do wake up early but they also sleep early. At least, that is how it is for the “Early Entrepreneurs” I know.
Also for each person, I believe, we should be unique in our own schedules. You should definitely follow your own routine and adjust to what really works best for you. I’m not saying that you cannot benchmark or copy. In fact, you should really copy. Especially at the start. But once you get your own rhythm going, in which you have to observe and acknowledge, you will learn to adjust. You will know it based on the results (fulfillment, income, happiness level) you are producing that a certain schedule fits you.
Furthermore, my Saturdays and Sundays are focused on spending time with my kids and family. Eating with them, going to the Feast with them (a weekly gathering for our community), watching movies with them; weekend activities are always with them. I chose to do this because no matter how successful we become, it is of no use if I can’t be successful in my family life.
By the way, for some people, they totally disagree with having a schedule. But even if you don’t have any formal plan or schedule, researchers have proven that we have schedules or more like routine. Whether you choose it or not. The difference really is that with a schedule, you are consciously deciding what to prioritize and what not to prioritize.
Here is a sample schedule of one the most productive people I know – Tim Ferris: https://tim.blog/2008/03/10/24-hours-with-tim-ferriss-a-sample-schedule/
Today’s Business Genius Lesson:
Mainly, I would agree with the saying “Show me your schedule, and I will tell you what kind of person you are.”. But I heard a better version of that from Ramit Sethi that says, “Show me your schedule and your spending (where your money goes) and I will tell you what kind of person you are.”. In which I really agree with. Spend time and invest effort and money as well for the things that matter to you.
To that I say to you,
Dream, Create, Thrive, Live
– Jake Bere #SirChubby