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This week’s topic:
One of the most common things I hear is “But what do you DO all day!?” Tell us about your typical day – walk us through from the time you wake up until your head hits the pillow at night
My day begins around 6:15 every morning when I wake up and get my girls ready for school. My oldest heads for the shower while I get the little one dressed. Then we have breakfast together before I leave at 7:15 to take the little one to school. When I get back I spend a few minutes catching up on emails from overnight – mostly from my International Divas who are 6+ hours ahead!
We leave at 8:25 for me to take the oldest to school. After dropping her off I sometimes head to Office Depot to pick up another round of Party Plan Divas Diva Success Sisters Planners which is my #1 selling product. Usually I have the USPS envelopes ready so I can literally put them directly into the envelopes, tape them up, and leave them to go out that very day.
On the way home I go to the gym for about 45 minutes – spinning, treadmill, and kettle bell are becoming my best friends. After the gym I head home to get ready for the day. Shower, hair, makeup and I am ready for the day… sometimes as late as 11am! HA! I spend from then until 1:30 working – coaching calls, blog posts, emails, Skype conferences, and of course on Mondays the Party Plan Divas Member Webinar.
At 1:30 I head to pick up the little one from school and enjoy 20 minutes of silence in the car line – usually with my iPhone and the StumbleUpon app which I LOVE! Some of my best ideas and inspiration happen when I am sitting in the car line.
We get home around 2:15 and have a snack – some days it is actually my lunch if its been a particular busy day. We do homework – she’s in Kindergarten so it is always entertaining – until we leave to pick up her sister at 3:30. I get some “Carline Stumbling” again while we wait.
Back home at around 4:30pm I immediately start dinner – which we make a point to all sit down for together, turning off EVERY electronic while we dine. We play “pit and peak” over dinner – the highs and lows of our days – and then clean the kitchen. Sometimes dinner is the longest that Mike and I see each other all day – even though we both work from home.
About 6pm or so I head back to the office to catch up from the afternoon. I try to be finished by 7 so I can spend some time on the couch with the girls before bed – usually enjoying our favorite snack of vanilla yogurt and M&Ms. We tuck the girls in at 7:30 and head to our offices to wrap up the day.
After 7:30 my “relaxing” time begins although a lot of times I am still “working” – writing blog posts or talking to my Divas – but the truth is I love my job so much, I dont mind it at all. I spend the evenings perusing online – checking the Diva Message Boards, the Blogging Community I am involved in, chatting on Facebook, reading other blogs, etc.
By 10pm I am usually getting sleepy so I head to bed with the DVR remote in hand. We have a few shows we love – like Revenge, Harry’s Law, and Grey’s Anatomy – that we begin watching and more often than not fall asleep on before it is over.
A few things that have really helped me to stay on track has been some of my favorite iPhone apps that let me take just a few seconds to respond to emails, Tweets, text messages, etc. My phone is seldom out of my sight, but I do make a point to keep the sound off – especially when I am spending time with Mike or the girls. I keep a schedule each and every day so that I do not get too overwhelmed running Party Plan Divas, being a professional Blogger, having a family and active social life. Some days get pretty hectic, and sometimes things fall behind – but I absolutely love my life and I wouldnt have it any other way.
What does your typical day look like?
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