In this episode, I am breaking down for you my current weekly schedule as a 6-figure Christian entrepreneur.
If I’m being totally honest, this is probably one of my most frequently asked questions, so I will be breaking it down for you today.
Please go ahead and grab something to take notes with, because I’m breaking down for you exactly what my calendar looks like day by day.
Let’s dive on in.
Before we get into the nitty-gritty details of my weekly schedule, there’s something that I really think is important for you to understand. I have been an entrepreneur now for five years, which is wild. I say that to say–I have changed my schedule multiple times to figure out what works for me.
Crafting a schedule that works best for you is going to take trial and error. So please, don’t be afraid to try things, change things and shift things to what works best for you and your life.
That being said, this is my current schedule and it’s what works best for me in this current season of my life and business.
Does that mean it could shift in a couple of months? Absolutely. That’s something I think is important to understand too. In different seasons of life and business, your schedule might also need to shift. Don’t be afraid to make those pivots and to make those changes. Because again, your schedule is very personal to you and your business.
So take notes on what you hear today and then take what works for you, and throw out what doesn’t. Also, I really just want to shout out Jess Massey here. She inspired me to create a podcast episode like this because she created a podcast episode like this, which I loved. So thank you, Jess, for sharing your schedule.
Now, let’s go ahead and dive into the details of my weekly.
So the very first thing for you to know is that I rotate my weeks.
What I mean by this is that for one week, I am focused on serving my clients while the next week I am focused on creating and getting deeper into my own business. Essentially, every other week, I know my focus is on my clients while the next week, I know my focus is creativity and working on my own business.
And if you want to hear a little bit more about this particular tip, I highly recommend going to check out the episode right before this one. Episode 17 is all about the five productivity tips that I know will give you higher quality work. So, if you haven’t listened to that one already, I highly recommend going to check that one out after you finish this one.
What I’m going to be doing today is going through day by day. And I’m also going to be telling you if this is a creative week or a client week, or if it’s for both of them.
So, let’s go ahead and start with Monday.
And Mondays are typically the same for both my client weeks and my creative weeks. This is because I have a tendency to just want to dive head first into my own business on Mondays.
I like to meet with my clients later on during the week, and I really, really love to have my Mondays free for my own business. I actually used to take client calls on Mondays, but that just did not work for me. I felt really discombobulated the rest of the week. When I started off my Mondays with getting on client calls, I feel like it just kind of threw my entire week for a loop.
So that being said, let’s go ahead and walk through Monday. Now, something I want to go ahead and preface this with is that my morning routine right now for every day of the week is rather long. And I know that a lot of people may not be able to do this, but something I always really wanted to make happen before I became an entrepreneur was to have lengthy morning routines. And this was really important to me.
Just so you know, in this season, I really am in need of this lengthier routine, because truth be told, I don’t have that much energy right now. It takes me a lot longer to get focused. It takes me a lot longer to wake up. I truly do need it to kick start my day. So, right now, my morning routine is set from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.
I have about a three and a half hour window to go through my morning routine and just get ready for the day. Now, sometimes this looks like me getting up at 6:30 AM. Sometimes it looks like me sleeping in until 8:00 AM. I just listen to my body right now, because again, I am at a point where I can’t function really well if I don’t have the rest that I need.
After I wake up, I usually go for a light walk outside with Weston, my dog, just to get some fresh air. In addition to this, I always make sure I drink a ton of water. When I first wake up, I drink at least 16 ounces with some electrolytes. If it’s not 16 ounces, I start feeling really sluggish.
As soon as I wake up, I drink water, I go outside, go for a walk with Weston, come back in and I start making breakfast. And then after breakfast is when I get into my Bible study. And when I’m spending time with the Holy Spirit and prayer time. Right now, I’m spending about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes in the Word in the morning.
Again, this has not always been the case, but this is really what I need right now in this season of my life. Now, sometimes this has to be cut short in case I have to run a quick errand in the morning or do a couple of extra things before I get my day going. So, just keep that in mind. But it usually ranges from 45 minutes to about an hour and 15 minutes.
After that, I will start getting ready for the day. And after I get ready for the day, it is 10:30 AM already. So typically in the morning, I am kind of moseying around and I am taking it easy. I am very prone to anxiety, so I like to be very calm in the morning. I don’t want to rush into anything.
That’s why I really give myself that three and a half hour window. And then from 10:30 AM to about 11:30 AM is when I usually do my workday startup routine. If you are familiar with the Full Focus Planner, the creator of that planner actually has pieces of their day called the Workday startup and the Workday shutdown.
I adopted that and I absolutely love it. My Workday startup routine usually looks like looking at my tasks for the day and looking at my calendar. Then from there, I actually liked to pop on stories. I like to respond to DM’s, and I like to respond to any emails that are very important or urgent that I need to respond back to.
I like to do any admin work I need to get to really quickly, and this is also my time where I respond to my clients. This routine usually takes about an hour, sometimes a little bit more, especially if I want to post on Instagram, because I like to use this time to post. The reason I like to use this time to speak to my clients, to knock out any urgent emails or DMs and also post on stories or my feed is because when I move into my actual work blocks, I want to stay focused. I don’t want to be thinking about getting on stories unless I just really want to, or responding to clients or making a post. I don’t want to be thinking about those things during my focus block.
So after that work block, I usually take a quick break and get a snack. If I need to, I step outside for a moment. I take Weston out for a second and just take the time to breathe. After that, I come back in and I start my first official work block. Now, during this work block on Mondays, I’m usually focused on creating content now. The reason I’ve chosen Mondays for content is because that is just something I’ve naturally wanted to do on Mondays.
On Mondays, I have a lot of energy and I feel a lot more creativity coming out of the weekend. At this point I usually spend about an hour or so creating content. The reason I spend about an hour and not two hours is because I like to really pay attention to my body and ask myself, “Okay, is it time for lunch?”
Because again, I probably ate at like 8:00 AM at this point, and now it’s like 12:30 PM, even though I had a snack. I know it’s time for me to really refuel my body. I had the snack because it was going to get me through that work block. So, usually, I break for lunch, I usually do about 30 to 45 minute lunches. Sometimes I do an hour in case I need to run an errand, or maybe I just want to run to Starbucks.
But once I finish lunch or my errands, I usually come back around 1:30 PM or 2:00 PM. And this is when I have my second work block and this work block is content creation. Now, instead of having a one hour work block, I usually work from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM in this season.
There have been seasons of my life where I have stopped working at 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM, and those are great seasons too. But with that, I had to wake up a little bit earlier and I had to shorten my morning routine. But right now, I feel the importance of having a lengthier morning routine just for where I’m at in my life, my health and my business.
And I would rather work a little bit longer in the afternoon. I also, want to point out during all of these work blocks, I am utilizing the Pomodoro method. If you are not familiar with the Pomodoro method, please go back and listen to episode 17. I explained all about it and why I use it there.
After my second content creation work block, which is usually somewhere around 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM, is when I go back in and I respond to all of my clients, and respond to any urgent DMs or emails. That is essentially my Workday shutdown routine. I will also take a look at what I need to do tomorrow and adjust my schedule or my tasks that I need to focus on.
That is what I like to do at the end of the day, and then I am done working for the day. After my Workday shutdown is when I do life stuff. This is when I would go to the gym, do some chores, make dinner, do an additional Bible study, or meet up with friends. It changes every week, but I typically just leave my schedule open during those times, so I can actually be enjoying life.
Around 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM is when I usually have my evening routine. This is when I’ll take a bath, watch an episode of a TV show I’m watching or a movie, or I’ll read a fiction book. This is when I am winding down and getting ready for bed.
But I usually like to be in bed by 10:00 PM or 10:30 PM, but sometimes 11:00 PM. And again, I like to read a chapter of a fiction book before I fall asleep. This is just something I like to do that actually helps me fall asleep.
So let’s move into Tuesdays.
Now, this is usually the same for both weeks as well.
Every once in a while, I will have a call during my client weeks on Tuesday. I typically like to keep my client calls during my client weeks on Wednesday, Thursday, and sometimes Friday. If I have to, Tuesday is a backup for me, because I typically like to keep my Monday and Tuesdays open now. But instead of content creation, I like to focus on creative projects on Tuesday.
So on Tuesday, my morning routine is the same as Monday. It’s from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Then my Workday startup is from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, and then I have a light snack after that. And I go for a little walk with Weston and I come back and I have another hour long work block. That block is usually a creative project focus.
Now, this looks like, creating emails in my business, creating a new curriculum for my clients, creating a new freebie or a funnel. So just something other than marketing content, but it’s still focused on my business. Essentially, this is stuff that still needs my creative mind. But just depending on the season and my business, this could also look like me creating content.
So maybe I don’t have a creative project. Maybe I have a deadline for that week, but I got a little bit behind on content creation. So, maybe Mondays and Tuesdays will be heavy on content creation. But if I have a creative project, that is usually when I do it. The reason I’m sharing this is because just because you have something planned, things don’t always go according to plan.
I like to have backups. I like to have a little bit of a contingency plan just because life happens. So, I typically try to keep it a creative project focus, but depending on the season, it might be content creation. Also, as a “last resort,” I could use these work block times for calls if I need to.
Then around 12:30 PM or 1:00 PM is when I usually break for lunch. And again, this is usually 30-45 minutes, but sometimes it’s an hour. I don’t typically go more than an hour, but I do want to give myself the leeway of going over 30 minutes if I need to. So, then around 2:00 PM is when I start my second focus block.
Again, this is usually creative project focus, and I do this usually from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM. After that, I will do my Workday shutdown routine while responding to clients, urgent, DM’s, comments, emails, and get ready for it the next day. And then I go and enjoy my life by going to the gym or an extracurricular, or getting a massage or doing my nails, Bible study, meeting friends, making dinner, or anything else I feel like doing!
And then my evening routine usually starts around 8:00 PM or 9:00 PM, and then I go to bed around 10:30 PM or 11:00 PM at night.
Now, let’s talk about Wednesdays.
So we are actually going to start if it’s a client week, because remember, I like to take my client calls on Wednesdays during my client weeks.
I like to pack my Wednesdays and Thursdays with calls. So, first things first, my morning routine is from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM in the morning, and my Workday startup is from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
Then I do my little snack and go for a little walk, I take some space for about 15 minutes. Then I come back and I am on calls. So, typically my calls are from 12:00 PM to about 5:00 PM and my lunch break is thrown in there somewhere. And I typically give myself about 30 minutes between each call, just in case I go a little bit over or just in case I need to go for a walk or get a snack.
So, usually my lunch is at the 30 minute mark. It doesn’t go more than 30 minutes because I am taking calls from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. After 5:00 PM is when I will do my Workday shutdown routine. So again, that’s when I’m responding to clients, checking my schedule for the next day, making adjustments to the schedule, and then I’ll go enjoy life.
Then I will have my evening routine around 8:00 PM or 9:00 PM and go to bed by 10:00 PM or 11:00 PM.
Now let’s talk about my Wednesdays during my creative week.
This depends on the season I am in and my business. I will either use this day to focus on a creative project, or I will use this day to focus on content.
Again, this just depends if I am batching a bunch of podcasts episodes in advance, or maybe I’m batching a bunch of Instagram content in advance. If I’m doing this, I really need to use the whole week to create. Or maybe I am focused just on creating a curriculum, so I really need to be using all of my days to focus on that. It really just depends on the season.
My morning routine goes from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM, and my Workday startup from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Then I have a little break where I take Weston out and I get a snack. I have my creative project focus or my content creation focused block for an hour, and then I break for lunch.
I come back, usually start my focus block around 2:00 PM, and I work until 5:00 PM. Then I have my work day shut down routine again, and then I will go enjoy life by going to the gym or doing chores, running errands, meeting friends, dinner, Bible study, and then I will have my evening routine around 8:00 PM or 9:00 PM and in bed by 10:00 PM or 11:00 PM.
And now if I’m being totally honest, Thursdays are the exact same.
So during my client week, it is the same as my Wednesdays during the client week.
My morning routine is 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM, while my workday start-up is from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Then I have calls from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM with a 30 minute lunch break thrown in there somewhere.
After I do my workday shutdown routine, I go enjoy life around 5:00 PM or 5:30 PM, and then I’ll do my evening routine around 8:00 PM or 9:00 PM, and go to bed by 10:00 PM.
Then like my Wednesdays, if it’s a creative week on Thursdays, I will start my morning routine at 7:00 AM and It’ll go till 10:30 AM, then I’ll do my Workday start-up routine from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
Then I’ll take a quick break with a snack, go outside for a second, come back and start my first focus block. And that is either a content focus or a creative project focus.
Now, something I didn’t mention before on Wednesdays and Thursdays during my creative week is that if I have to take a call, I usually will schedule it for Thursday. That is a worst case scenario or a backup plan. If I have to take a call during that week, I really try not to because I really love having those weeks open for my own business. This shift has made so much of a difference for my mental wellness and my productivity.
I will try to let the call be at the tail end of the day so I can get some things done during my first work block, but if I have to do it during that first block, I will just break for lunch after the call for about 30 minutes to an hour, then I’ll have my second focus block from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Then I will do my work day shutdown routine, then go enjoy life. So gym, chores, dinner, Bible study, and then I’ll do my evening routine around 8:00 PM or 9:00 PM and I’ll get in bed by 10:00 PM or 11:00 PM.
That takes us to Fridays.
Now, if this Friday is client week, this will usually be a Queen Immersion Day. This is my five to seven hour intensive coaching session for my one-on-one clients. And these usually start around 10:00 AM and they go till about 5:00 PM. So if I have a Queen Immersion Day on a Friday, that is pretty much all I’m doing.
Now I also want to mention, I could schedule the Queen Immersion Day for Wednesdays or Thursdays as well, but I do usually like to do them on Fridays.
If It is not a Queen Immersion Day, I will do my typical morning routine. If it’s my Queen Immersion Day, my morning routine is cut short and it’ll typically be from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM and then I will start prepping for the call.
After my morning routine is when I’ll do my Workday startup from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, then I will take a quick break, go outside, get a snack, and then I will come back and I will start on my first focus block.
And on Fridays, I usually like to focus on admin tasks or even finishing tasks that I’ve started or that I’ve procrastinated and put off. This is essentially like tying up some loose ends. That’s what I like to use Fridays for, because typically on Fridays, my energy is a little bit lower. Because of that, I like to do things that don’t require a lot of creative energy.
Sometimes on Friday, I will take a half day. If I have more energy, I will work till 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM, but usually, I stop somewhere between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Fridays. This also looks like having a shorter lunch. So I’ll typically have a 20-minute lunch instead of 30 minutes to an hour just because I do want to end my day a little bit sooner than the rest of the week.
As a recap, I will have my Workday start-up from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. I will take a little quick break, come back and do my first focus block. Sometimes my focus block goes a little bit over that hour. I’m wanting to get a little bit more done, then I’ll have a quick lunch and then I’ll make the call if I want to continue working.
And if I do work longer, if it’s maybe a one hour work block instead of a three hour work block. But I usually make the call after lunch, and that decision is usually made based on my energy, but also based on what is needed and my business during this season. Then after I have stopped working for the day or made the decision that I’m done with work blocks, that is when I will go and respond to clients or DM’s and prep for the next week.
Then I am moving on to enjoy my weekend. I’m having friends over, I’m going dancing, or I’m going deeper into a Bible study again. This changes every single week, but I typically like to have my afternoons or evenings off on Fridays.
And yes, I still have my evening routine and I try to get in bed around the normal time. But if I don’t, that’s okay too.
And so that brings us to the weekend.
Now my weekend really does shift just depending on what’s going on in my life and business. I always like to have one Sabbath day where I do not work and I Honor the Lord. Now, sometimes that is Sunday, but sometimes that is Saturday.
Here’s what I mean.
Maybe one day, I’m hanging out with my friends or family, or I’m going to a particular church, or I’m on vacation. So, my Sabbath really can change, but most recently it has been Saturday. So Saturday is when I am like, “I am done working.”
I’m not doing any work–I’m honoring the Lord. I am going to be spending time with my friends, I am going for a hike, I’m going for walks, I am just truly digging into His Word, I am surrendering, I am praising him, and I’m diving even deeper into the Word than I had during the week. There are some Saturdays that I’ve spent three or four hours in Scripture or three to four hours just listening to worship music and journaling.
Sometimes I really love to do that if I just don’t have plans with my community and that has been really beneficial for me. That being said, if Saturdays are my Sabbath, that means Sundays, I am going to church, I am spending time with family and friends, I am meal prepping or preparing for the week, and sometimes I will work an hour or two just depending on what I’m needing in my business during that season.
Now, depending on the week, the days will flip-flop.
When I go home with my parents, my dad is usually off on Sunday. So that being said, when I visit my parents, I really like to make my Sabbath day Sunday so I can spend additional time with them. So, if I need to do a little bit of extra work on Saturday, I will.
But sometimes, I like both days to be Sabbath. I like both to not be really focused on work, but essentially, I just want to make sure one of those days I am truly honoring the Lord, even if I don’t work because you can still rest and not work, but not truly honor the Lord. I really want to make sure I am taking a day to do that every single week no matter what day it actually falls on.
And that’s it friends.
That is my week as a six figure entrepreneur. So, please take what works for you and leave what doesn’t. But regardless of if it is going to work for you or not, I really hope that this inspires you to go and work on your own weekly calendar.
And now that you know a little bit about how to create your own schedule and be a little bit more productive, it is time to take intentional aligned action towards building your business.
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I will see you in the next episode. And until then, I hope you have a wonderful day and a wonderful week because you’re planning your weeks out like a pro.