Planning for Success: 12 Ideas for Organizing Your Week

Planning for Success12 Ideas for Organizing Your WeekI’d like to share several ideas that position you for a productive week. For each tip I’ll share a link to a great post and or video that elaborates on these strategies.

This list is for you and me, to inspire us to do what is necessary and to keep ourselves productive. It’s easy to go with the “tide” of life, but getting swept up can take us away from balancing our lives and business.

Having the below tips in place can help us deal with the “unplanned for” events in life that need our attention. We’ll be able to work around them, or if we must put things aside we can return where we left off. Here are 12 ideas for a productive week:


Plan out your week

Plan out your week: by mapping out what you must accomplish this week in order to keep your business and personal life in order.

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. ~Paul J. Meyer


Write out your to-do-list

Write out your to-do-list: so that you can adjust your activity and decrease distractions. This can help you gage if you are spending too much time on social media and emails.

“One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.” ~Jean de La Fontaine


Develop a blog schedule

Develop a blog schedule: because life happens, therefore, planning and outlining your blog topics allows you to blog consistently.

“If you want to continually grow your blog, you need to learn to blog on a consistent basis.” ~Neil Patel


Create a night routine

Create a night routine: to ensure that you are prepared for a productive day.

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” ~Zig Ziglar


Set and review your goals

Set and review your goals: helps you to schedule activities that position you to get closer to your goals every day.

“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” ~Les Brown


Plan easy meals

Plan easy meals: knowing what you’re going to eat and having all your food on hand makes meal time that much easier and healthier.

“Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, in the work force, or juggling a million and one activities, menu planning will definitely save you time in the end.” ~ Meagan Newsome


Organizing your workspace

Organizing your workspace: throughout the day and at the end of the day, a clear workspace helps you to think clearly and reduces stress.

“When it comes to organizing a workspace, relaxation and comfort aren’t the primary goals. Work is about efficiency and productivity. … The more neat and logically organized your workspace is, the better you will be at your job.” ~Peter Walsh


Carve out time for workouts

Carve out time for workouts: because working out is not just about looking good. Working out will help prevent stress and the physical challenges brought on by seating all day.

“Strive for progress, not perfection.” ~Unknown


Check your stats weekly

Check your stats weekly: because it’s can guide your activity for the week based on your goals. Your stats will give you direction for your businesses’ success.

“Know your numbers’ is a fundamental precept of business.” ~ Bill Gates


Polish your sales funnel strategy

Polish your sales funnel strategy: to position and orient your business for profitability, otherwise you are wasting time.

“The funnel can also point out where improvements need to be made within the sales process.”


Plan out some of your social media post

Plan out some of your social media post: because it keeps your business in front of your ideal client or potential partners.

“Think like a publisher, not a marketer.” ~David Meerman Scott


Motivate yourself

Motivate yourself: by finding things to keep you inspired and focused. The week can have ups and downs, and staying motivated is crucial to your success.

“I think I can, I think I can.” ~The Little Engine That Could


What do you like to do to plan out your week?


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  1. Wow, this is a WEALTH of info–I’ll have to bookmark this page!
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    • Stephanie says:

      Thanks for stopping by Carol! I enjoyed visiting your blog/gallery.

  2. Iris says:

    This is great! And somewhat fitting, considering that I just wrote a post about becoming friends with my schedule! :) Thanks for the tips!
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    • Stephanie says:

      Hi Iris, our posts compliment each other well! Great minds think a like! :0)

  3. Jana says:

    Just bookmarked this as well, great plan for business success !

    • Stephanie says:

      Jana thanks for stopping by and bookmarking!


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