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  • -Hey Marie, what does a nosey pepper do? -What? -Get jalepeño business (Get all up in your business)

  • Hey, it’s Marie Forleo and you are watching MarieTV,

  • the place to be to create a business and a life that you love.

  • And today is our favorite day of the week because it’s Q&A Tuesday.

  • That means Q’s and A’s and this Q comes from Ashley and she writes:

  • Hi Marie, your videos are my go to whenever I’m having issues with something.

  • I just watched the video where you talked about 4 habits of really productive people, but I’m still stumped.

  • My schedule is never the same. I work in production and with private clients

  • that means sometimes I’m on set for 4 a.m. and other times I see clients at 6 p.m.

  • I can’t seem to get a handle on morning routines and non-negotiables.

  • My dog never gets walked at the same time

  • I never go to sleep at the same time, and I’ll go days with no work

  • only to work ten 12-hour days in a row. Because I can’t set a regular routine and

  • everything is inconsistent, is there anything else I can do to be more productive and get it all done?

  • Thank you for making incredible videos and content all the time. Ashley.”

  • Ashley, this is a great question. My schedule is never the same either and I travel quite a bit,

  • so I really understand the challenges of inconsistency. That being said,

  • there is one super simple and super powerful productivity habit that I think everybody should adopt,

  • especially if you have an inconsistent schedule. It only takes 4 to 5 minutes every single day

  • and it sets you up to win huge like never before. Know what it is? -Buying a lotto ticket? -Bathing? -Neti Pot! -Squatty Potty. -Nope, It’s this.

  • -Planning your day out the night before. -Aaahhhh...

  • This is so darn simple, yet hardly anybody does it and it’s one of the most powerful

  • things that you can do for yourself. So no matter how late at night you go,

  • before you wrap up just take 4 minutes and really think through everything that you have to get done

  • for the next day. So here’s how I usually do it: first thing I do is I open up my calendar

  • and I take a look at all the appointments that I have for the next day and the time

  • that those appointments will take.

  • Like this: 1:00 I’ve got a team call that lasts 30 minutes. 3:30 I have a MarieTV script

  • review thatll take about an hour. And then I have a 6:30 spin class.

  • Then I write down all the projects and the tasks that I need to get done and I give myself

  • a little bit of an estimate about how long I think each project or task will take.

  • Of course, these are estimates, sometimes I get things done faster and sometimes they take longer

  • but at least I give myself a baseline to work off of.

  • 9 - 10:30 a.m. I’m gonna write a first draft of a sales video script. I’m gonna give

  • myself about 90 minutes. Then from 11:30 - 12:30 I’m gonna review my social media schedule,

  • give myself an hour for that. And from 2:30-3:00 I’ll do a little email clear out.

  • And finally I make a new little section at the bottom of my notepad with personal things

  • that I need to handle for that day.

  • For example, get Nanny a birthday card and mail it. Thatll take me about 30 minutes.

  • Order more Kuma food, all of 10 minutes, and book a haircut for the next month, takes me

  • about 5 minutes.

  • Boom, that is it. Super simple. So when I do this, it informs exactly when I need to

  • be at my desk and working, which tells me when I need to wake up to have enough time

  • to do my little morning routine and get everything done without feeling rushed or stressed.

  • The worst thing you can do is wake up in the morning and go straight to your computer and open

  • up email and then all of a sudden youre pretending to work all day and at the end

  • of the day nothing important ever got done.

  • Nobody’s perfect and, of course, not every day goes as planned, but this system gives

  • you the best chance possible at making sure that your most important projects get done,

  • especially if you have an inconsistent schedule. And, by the way, if you haven’t seen our

  • other MarieTV about urgent versus important, you should really watch it because I think

  • youre gonna love it. So let’s wrap this one up on a tweetable.

  • If you plan on having a successful life, start by planning your day.

  • That was my A to your Q, Ashley, I really do hope it helps. Now I would love to hear

  • from you. Whether you have an inconsistent schedule or not, what’s the single most

  • important thing that you do each and every day to make sure your most important projects get done?

  • Now, as always, the best discussions happen after the episode over at,

  • so go there and leave me a comment now.

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  • Theyre really good.

  • Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams because the world needs that special

  • gift that only you have. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll catch you next time on MarieTV.

-Hey Marie, what does a nosey pepper do? -What? -Get jalepeño business (Get all up in your business)

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