3 simple strategies to make time for your big ideas

There’s no doubt in your mind that you want to make time for your big ideas, plans and projects. You feel excited about pursuing them, and you recognize that they are the very thing that will help you take your business to the next level.

What you can’t figure out is how you’re going to find time in your schedule to get to them.

That’s why, earlier this week, I encouraged you to adopt a new mindset, and start making time for your big ideas and projects. Once you decide you’re going to prioritize time for growth-oriented work, and commit to it, you’ll find it’s much easier to make it happen.

It really can be that simple.

That said, it’s still helpful to have some ideas about how you can strategically make time to work on new ideas and projects when you’re a busy business owner. So today, I’m going to show you how it could look to prioritize your ideas and projects in hopes that one of these simple strategies will work for you. 

1. The Daily Approach
This strategy works well for someone who is comfortable chipping away at big ideas and projects one day at a time, for a short period of time – say 30 to 60 minutes – each day. You can block this time out any time of the day but I recommend doing it first thing in the morning before you open your inbox and your attention gets pulled in a hundred different directions.

2. The Big Block Approach 
Working on your big ideas in short snippets of time isn’t for everyone. That’s why blocking out a larger chunk in your schedule, like an entire Monday morning or a Friday afternoon, is a better method for some people to start taking action on their new ideas and create space to bring them to life. 

3. The Retreat Approach 
If you like to have lots of whitespace to grow your ideas into something meaningful, consider working on them over the course of a day or weekend "retreat". I’ve known creatives who book a hotel for the weekend so they can finally write a draft of their book and service-based entrepreneurs who go on work retreats to flesh out the content for their next project or launch. 

Each of these approaches works. The key is finding the one that works for you, and then protecting that time in your schedule because it’s often the first thing to go when you get busy. 

I want more for you. I want you to have space to work on your new ideas and growth-oriented projects so you can stop talking about taking your business to the next level and start taking the steps to reach it. 

With love,

Ashley