At one point, entrepreneur Jack Dorsey was the full-time CEO of both Square and Twitter, with two 8-hour “shifts” each day. So how did he do it? He had themed days. From Buffer:
Jack’s trick in staying productive while putting in such long hours is to theme his days. Each weekday is dedicated to a particular area of the business at both companies. Here’s what his themed week looks like:
Monday: Management and running the company
Wednesday: Marketing and communications, growth
Thursday: Developers and partnerships
Friday: Company culture and recruiting
See more routines from entrepreneurs over on Buffer’s blog. While we’re likely not running two fast-growing tech companies, there’s benefits for all of us in focusing on a single task.