April 2019

My Productive Work-from-Home Schedule

My Productive Work-from-Home Schedule

Turns out, when I don’t have a schedule to follow, time leaks through my day like a siv.

. . . And I have a hunch I’m not the only one.

When I first began working on Ponder Trail, my mornings started at the early hour of 4:30am. I’d wake up and hit the ground running after my husband headed to work. Those morning hours were golden for being productive and making progress. And it was easy to spend 12 hours getting things done and getting my little company up and running.

Since then, though, our schedule has changed quite a bit.

After shifting to a later, and somewhat unconventional, schedule, it took a while to figure out a routine that was optimal for running my business. It often felt like I couldn’t get anything done or stay focused.

But I took it as a creative challenge, and over the last few months, I’ve been extra determined to create a daily routine that optimizes productivity and is easy to follow.

I’m happy to report that experimentation and persistency were just the ticket: after much determination, time-tracking, and habit-building, I landed on a new daily routine and work schedule that exponents productivity! In fact, it’s been my most effective work schedule to date.

I’ve been fine-tuning it ever since, and today, I’m taking you behind the scenes to see what a typical day of working on Ponder Trail looks like.

Keep reading for a tour of my routine and how I schedule my time.

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Entrepreneur Highlight: Infusing Personality into Your Brand

Entrepreneur Highlight: Infusing Personality into Your Brand

You’ve probably heard it before: people want more than pretty pictures on Instagram; they want authenticity and someone to connect with. In other words, people are seeking to get to know you on a more personal level.

So joining me for this week’s Entrepreneur Highlight is Lauren of Found and Free. She’s sharing lots of wisdom and inspiration on adding more personality into your brand (as well as some lovely interior spaces). She has a lively Instagram account and instantly makes you feel like a good friend.

If you’ve been searching for ways to connect with your audience, you won’t want to pass up Lauren’s insights.

The photos of her serene and cozy her home are also bound to give you all of the productive workspace vibes. (So know you may walk away wanting to do some serious decluttering and organizing.)

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4 Key Things to Do Each Quarter to Maximize Success

4 Key Things to Do Each Quarter to Maximize Success

A new quarter is the ideal time to check in with your business to maximize success. I always find quarterly segments to be perfect for finding clarity, setting goals, and staying on track throughout the year.

Their 90-day time span allow for progress to be made and give you ample time to effectively analyze the ins and outs of your business.

It’s all-too easy to drift from your course and lose sight of your brand’s focus, so in today’s blog post, I’m offering some help.

Ensure game-changing progress over the next three months with just four simple things to do at the start of each quarter.

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