I hear so many people say, “I wish I could do what you’re doing, but I don’t have the time.” or “I admire what you do but I just can’t do that.”
My average day starts at 4:00 AM, when I wake up for work Monday through Friday. I don’t usually bounce out of bed but get moving because I have to. I went from working the 13-hour midnight shift for 21.5 years to working the 7-3 shift for the last year. It was quiet an adjustment for the things I did in my business. At first, I felt like I did not have time to get it all done and lots of changes had to be made. The first few months were rather frustrating to change my routine.
It took me at least 60-90 days to get my new routine working for me again.
By 5:00 AM, I have had my shower and am dressed for the day.
By 5:15 AM, I have breakfast and get the boys up to take them to my mother’s so she can get them to school. That alone takes 30 minutes of pushing and reminding to get them going since they are not early risers either. I mean 5 AM is early for anyone!
At 5:25 AM, I sit down in front of my laptop and set up tweets and post using Hootsuite to go out during the day while I am at work.
5:45 AM, I rustle the boys to the van so I can get across town to my mother’s so she can drop them off for school.
5:55 AM, I head to the next town 40 minutes away to my job.
During my drive to work I do one of two things. The first is God and I have a full conversation. I am asking for guidance for the day, thanking him for the opportunities he has placed in front of me and asking to see things with His eyes so I can encourage someone to change their life like I have by following their own dreams. Or I spend that time listening to CDs, like Psycho-Cybernetics, to grow my mindset. I use that drive time for more than just quiet mindless time spent in a car.
At 9:00 AM, I take my first 15-minute break and I use my smart phone to check emails, Facebook messages and look through social media.
At 11:00 AM, I take my lunch break, which is one hour. Instead of staying in my office to use my smart phone, I normally go to my van or take a ride down the road to the park for quiet time. I have been known to sit in the very back of the lunchroom for a mini on-the- go office. My office has a very friendly environment, and if I am in there someone else will be also. I spend my lunch hour checking emails, social media and/or use the time to journal.
At 2:00 PM, I take another 15-minute break, where I check in through my smart phone, take notes for a blog post or ideas to go in the training center for team building.
At 3:15 PM, I clock out; my workday is complete and my mom duties kick in.
4:00 PM is time to pick up one of the boys, run home, set something out for supper, get my son dressed for his baseball practice usually at 5:00 PM, where I will meet his dad. One of us will stay with him as the other goes to pick up the other son from his practice or watch his game on the other side of town. Of course, there are many games out of town so these arrangements change from day to day.
By 5:00 PM, I am sitting in the parking lot of a baseball park of my oldest sons game or practice, once again, using my smart phone to check in on social media, emails, jotting down notes for a blog post and sometimes I will write part of the post on my phone to email to myself.
If we don’t have a game, by 6:30 PM we can be home getting supper ready while the boys finish their chores, homework etc. Game days push coming home to as late as 10:00 PM.
Around 7:30 PM, I check my email, download the notes I have sent to myself for the day and begin working on a post for my Monday and Thursday blog/newsletter.
The goal to get in the bed is between 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM.
My day is very busy. Some days are very tiring, but I stay focused on what I want my life to look like, and spending time with my family is very important to me. Being at all the practices, ballgames and events that my kids are involved in will move through my life so fast, so I do not want to blink and miss any of those days. I am thankful for the technology that I can use my phone as a mini-computer to get things done on-the-go.
My focus has to be well planned and kept on track to get all scheduled task complete. From the front seat of my van to the center field of the baseball field, I can run my business with my smart phone in hand or a laptop.
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Angela Brooks a holistic nurse social media loven nurse whom was voted 110th Leading Moms in Business she is also Director for her achievement of being the first in her business to build a solid Silver 2nd level Team Performance and over 30,000 in volume without using the phone. She is setting a model of how to build relationships online, through social media, blogging and email. Voted #22 in the Top 50 Blog of 2012, #7 in the BizzyBuzz “People’s Choice” Contest with Mara Glazer.
Check out her website at www.angelabrook.com