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Every Thursday I get this familiar task in Asana.

 

 

It’s my weekly reminder to set in concrete the goals that will make my campaigns run smoothly and continue to be smashing successes.

The problem is, though, I sometimes ignore this task. I know it’s coming around again, right? I feel like I have too many things on my plate to sit down and go over everything.

This is a giant, fat, massive, titanic, mistake.

 

 

Each week that I forgo the planning, I can point to a week that my productivity waned.

On the other hand, when I have specific tasks to accomplish each day, I gain momentum with each task checked off, and my morale in turn goes up. Surprisingly, how we feel about ourselves has a lot to do with how good our campaigns do. Studies have shown that if we can find ways to be happy, we’ll be more successful, not the other way around like traditionally thought.

I have a basic outline that I follow:

  • Client #1-
    • Pressing Issues
    • Link-Building Update
      • Adjust Targets
      • Make Plan for # of Links During Week
    • Plan Week’s New Content
  • Client #2-
    • Pressing Issues
    • Link-Building Update
      • Adjust Targets
      • Make Plan for # of Links During Week
    • Plan Week’s New Content
    • etc
  •  Personal-
    • Blog Posts to Write
    • Assigning Tasks to Writers/VA

Anyway, weekly planning has been a crazy awesome productivity hack for me.

What do you do to plan for your clients?

Monthly?

Weekly?

Let me know what your best planning hacks are!