GSD // KEEP YOUR MONDAYS CLEAR

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GSD on a Monday!?! I thought this post was fitting for today as it is about Mondays.

A very wise women once told me — Mandy of Waiting on Martha — that she keeps Mondays completely clear.

No meetings, no lunch dates with friends, no appointments.

Mandy uses Mondays to get a ton of work done so she can set herself up for success each week. As soon as she told me this, I adopted it immediately. I protect my Mondays as much as I can. Sometimes there is a call or meeting that is important enough for me to break my Monday rule, but it’s rare. I love the feeling on Sunday night, not worrying that I forgot about something for Monday, because there isn’t anything scheduled except things I need to work on — whether that’s blog posts for the week, writing and editing ebooks or blog posts for The B Bar, strategic thinking, creative work, or painting. I can use Monday to take a fresh look at the things I need to focus on that week and figure out how I’m going to get them done.

One of the hardest things about being an entrepreneur is organizing your time. You learn over time what works best for you, but it’s a continual evolution. I’m constantly analyzing how I spend my time and how long things take me to accomplish and if the things that take me so much time are worth doing, or could have have someone else do them (the answer is often, yes).

Do you have one thing that really works for you when organizing yourself?

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GSD (get shit done): A weekly column featuring busy business owners, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and CEOs and how they get shit done. Meg also writes articles with helpful ways to get shit done. Tell us how you GSD on twitter by tagging #GSD and @megbiram.