Sometimes, time doesn’t fly. It’s been about eight weeks since almost everyone has been working from home. Your firm’s technology likely makes email, social media and client account information available on your home desktop or tablet. Calls to the office are forwarded to you.
Have you developed a routine for your workday? I’ll share mine, although our jobs might be different.
7:30 a.m.: “Arrive” at my office. Open notebook to my daily plan. Check phone messages. Review and answer emails.
8 a.m.: Visit LinkedIn. Review messages and notifications. Post something daily. Tally or make notes of messages for potential future business opportunities. Send personal messages to some first-level connections.
9 a.m.: Business calls. Ringing the cash register. Calls might be unlikely in the pandemic environment. Emails are a good substitute.
10 a.m.: Time for a coffee break. Visit with my wife.
10:15 a.m.: Revisit my daily plan. Build a list. What do I want to accomplish before lunchtime?
10:30 a.m.: Projects that ring the cash register. This might involve article writing, preparing for webinars or researching material for future training.
12:15 p.m.: Collect mail.
12:30 p.m.: Join my wife for lunch.