Have You Set Up Your Week For Success?

By , Love-Based Biz Strategist and Copywriter

Solo-E Certified Solo Entrepreneur Expert

Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW) - Love-Based Biz Strategist and Copywriter

I know Mondays have gotten a bad rap over the years. The weekend is over, it’s the start of the work-week and its endless to-do lists, frantic running around and feeling like your time is no longer your own.

(And, if you don’t like what you’re doing for a living, all those overwhelm feelings just got amped up.)

But the real problem is if Monday is lousy, that just sets the rest of your week up to be lousy too. So, wouldn’t it be awesome if you could start your Monday off feeling great about yourself and the week ahead?

What’s helped me to do exactly that is a combination of mindset/inner game habits along with good old-fashioned time scheduling.

For the mindset part, I always make sure I start my week off with my daily success habits that include a morning meditation and a walk with the dogs. (Some sort of combination of exercise/moving your body with journaling or meditation or a visualization is really good self care practice to start your morning off.)

I also make sure I take a moment and organize my week. Sometimes I do this the Friday or Sunday before, but even if I put it together earlier, I always review it Monday morning.

So, how do I organize my week? Well, along with getting all of my to-do’s written out (along with my phone calls and meetings) I also make sure I have tasks that are in what Stephen Covey calls “important but not urgent.”

Those are the tasks that could really move your business and life forward in a big way, but they have no deadlines attached, so they tend to never get done.

Think of things like finishing your book, making some time for your creativity (I know for myself, every time I allow my creativity to come out and play, my energy and “getting stuff done” just goes through the roof), working on a new product or program or maybe even something bigger like working on your core message or a rebrand.

I also will do a quick review of my big goals for the year to see if my current weekly to-do list is supporting getting those goals done, and if not, then why not. (Sometimes there’s a good reason, like I’m traveling a lot that week, but if there’s not a good reason then I take a moment to check in and see what’s up).

I will do daily to-do lists as well based on what I laid out for the week. The daily to-dos are typically 5 minutes or less in the morning to just make sure I’m still on the right path, and if I’m not, then I can start course correcting.

So, what about you? Do you have any Monday morning rituals to set your week? Would love to hear — share below!

Considered one of the hottest direct response copywriters and marketing consultants in the industry today, Michele PW (Michele Pariza Wacek) has a reputation for crafting copy and creating online and offline marketing campaigns that get results. Michele is also a national speaker and the bestselling author of the “Love-Based Copywriting" books that teach people how to write copy that attracts, inspires and invites. She has also completed two novels. Grab your FREE Love-Based Biz Kit

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2 comments on “Have You Set Up Your Week For Success?
  1. Well I like your post and the first thing I think is, Mondays don’t really do it for me so I take Monday off, every Monday! That solves Mondays for me. And then I can spend an hour at home planning he rest of the week. But in general I have a reason for each week which leaves little need to plan – you must live on track and follow your passion.

  2. Michele PW says:

    Ha! I love that idea — just take Monday off. I know what you mean because I too have a reason for each week, but if I’m not careful that reason can get buried under all the stuff that just happens each week, which is why for me at least, it’s important to keep planning.

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