I was listening to Darren Daily one day last year and I realized, not only does his advice start my day off on the right foot but he always has these amazing words of wisdom that I start implementing in my business and waaaalaaaa magic happens!
When you are a stay at home mom, you literally need to use your time wisely in order to accomplish everything. Chunking is the BEST way I have found to be able to work my business and my mom life seamlessly. While I have been able to find more time in my day then every before I like to use my time wisely so I'm not all over the page when I sit down to work. Side note—> If you are looking for more time in your day check out my blog on “Managing Business & Mommy Life”, literally I have SOO much more time in my day once I figure out what I actually did each day.
So let me tell you what I'm talking about before you start to think I'm crazy lol. One of the main reasons I love “chunking” is because as a mom I only have windows of time here and there to get my work accomplished. Right now I don’t have the ability to just sit down and knock out three-four-five hours of work to get my tasks accomplished. I literally have to make the most of every second I am in front of my computer. Chunking not only helps you accomplish tasks in your business but it helps you move your progress forward.
What Exactly Is Chunking?
Chunking is taking your to-do list and breaking each project into smaller specific tasks (in chunks). So for example, I’m working on an 8 week course so my break down looks something like this:
• Determine course content
• Record videos & Upload Videos
• Write e-mails & add videos
• Create sales page
• Upload all content to my scheduler & test launch
So that list might seem like a lot when you first look at it and you're right, it IS! So what I do next is break those down even further into more manageable-mommy life appropriate- tasks.
• Create a content map so that I know where I am taking my customers
• Organize the content into specific modules
• Create headers for each module
• Create the objectives & outcomes for each module
• Create banner for each module
• Write out the video content notes for each module (in separate times)
• Record each module video (in separate times)
• Upload each video to my drive
• Write the E-mails & add video links for each week
Breaking down the tasks into smaller tasks (chunks of work) helps me see how each step completion will get me closer to my end goal of completing my 8 week course. Once I’ve really broken down my tasks I then add them to my planner each week so that when I sit down to work I know exactly what I am doing each day.
NOW- What do I do in each chunk of time that I work
Each day of the week I have a set group of work that I dive into. On Saturdays I play catch up with my social media. I like to sit down and schedule my social media posts, mainly my Facebook, for the week ahead. Sundays I spending writing blogs and scheduling them for the week, I like to write 2 at a time, I batch them, so that I free up time elsewhere In my schedule. Wednesdays I spend a “chunk” of time preparing for my live Wine Wednesday event in my #MommiesOnAMission Group. The rest of the week is sharing value and responding to my clients in other batches of time throughout the week. Since the sharing and responding doesn't take as much time as content creation I am able to schedule chunks of time throughout the month to work on my chunks of my upcoming project.
Three months ago I had to spend chunks of time familiarizing myself with my new e-mail marketing platform Convert Kit. I took a few courses to really get comfortable with how to use the program most efficiently.
Outlining chunks of work ensures that you keep moving forward in your business, it allows you to hit your goals, and it assures that your customers are always cared for.
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Hey, I'm Lauren
Who am I? I am a SAHM to a beautiful baby boy, a furmom to 2 doggies and 1 kittycat, a girlfriend, a fitness enthusiast, a beach lover, a dreamer, a world traveler, a business coach, a planner, and an advocate for the SAHM's with BIG dreams!