Interruptions – the bane of the freelancer’s life

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

How often do you have days when you just can’t get started on the task in hand because of interruptions?

Here’s the schedule I had planned the other day:

Morning
Go swimming
Tailor my CV for a new business opportunity
Start on a new copywriting project
EAT LUNCH
Afternoon
Do emails
Continue with client project
Finish at 6pm
Attend live Facebook webinar with Mari Smith

And here’s the day I actually had:

Morning
Go swimming (so far so good)
New business opportunity phone call which turned into two further calls
Request for a quote for another new business opportunity and samples of my work
Did emails
ATE LUNCH
Afternoon
Tailored my CV for a new business opportunity
Virgin Cable man came to replace set box top
Received a phone call to fix a meeting and discuss new website/brochure/video script project
Finally started on a new copywriting project
Finished at 9pm
(Will listen to recording of Facebook webinar with Mari Smith another day)

 What do you do to stop this kind of thing happening?

2 Responses to “Interruptions – the bane of the freelancer’s life”

  1. Amy C. Teeple
    July 17th, 2013

    I hate these types of days and I wish I had an answer for you. Still trying to figure out how to plan a day and actually have all parts of the plan get completed when I want them to be. Thanks!

  2. Carole
    July 19th, 2013

    I know! Clients get int the way, don’t they!

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