What do you think…
- Three 10-hours days?
- Six days of 5 highly focused and efficient hours?
- Swapping your week – working two 18-hour days, and having five days off?
What would be your optimal work-week?
One of the many benefits of being a home-based entrepreneur is the ability to design a schedule around your own personal cycles, habits, preferences, and lifestyle.
Depending on your type of business, working from home allows you to manage your time on your own terms. I know people who are working similar hours to the examples I provide above, as well as some other unusual schedules. I also know plenty who work what you might consider a typical work-week, Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.
If you are in the process of making the leap to self-employment, think about what your dream week would look like. During the course of an average week at your current job, when are you most productive? When do you feel completely drained? Are you a morning person, afternoon person, or night owl?
Keep in mind that if you hate your job, it might be more difficult to nail this down. For example, you may actually be the type of person who is highly productive on Mondays, but if you hate going to your job, that may hamper your effectiveness. Just something to think about as you mull over your ideal work-week.
Also, it’s important to remember, that working for yourself often involves many more hours than working for sometime else – at least when you’re starting out. But loving what you do usually balances it out. Just be sure to schedule in some non-working time too. Enthusiasm is great, but don’t burn yourself out.
So as you design and plan out your home-based business, consider your ideal work week. This is your business…
How many days works for you…?