James Schramko here, and I want to talk about the floorboards at my local coffee shop.
So, when I go to my local coffee shop, the floorboards are worn down the middle but they’re in pristine condition along the sides and interestingly enough, the staff and all the customers walk down the middle of the store where the floorboards are worn and by placing furniture or building barriers to the sides, the floorboards are nice and new and it sort of reminds me of how you can partition your work week.
What I’ve done with my work week is I’ve barricaded off Mondays and Fridays from external calls, and of course, it goes without saying that the weekends are untouchable as well. This way, I’ve put my worn floorboards – the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – that is also coincidentally when my customers are most active according to the analytics on my own membership site at SuperFastBusiness.com.
So, I stack my work week to be where my customers are and then I rope off the rest. So, I’ve got pristine floorboards on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. In other words, they’re not touched. They’re not accessible to the public and people respect that just as they do with the floorboards in my local cafe.
So, I hope this is interesting to you. If you feel like you’re working seven days a week, if you feel like people are able to access you at all times then partition off some of that for yourself and people will adjust. They will get used to it. As my grandfather used to say, it’s like when you take your hand
out of a bucket of water, there’s no gap left. Think everything just adjusts and takes that space back. So, you can decide how you want to set up your week and then other people can work around that.