As a part of a secret TV-show-influenced project I’m working on right now, I was asked to put together a daily schedule of my life as a teen entrepreneur. I thought it would provide a nice, behind-the-scenes look at the average day in my life.
Today’s podcast episode is about time management and how I tackle it.
My mornings usually begin around 4:30am. I’m the first one up in my house, and I eat breakfast and get ready for the day. I only think well on a full stomach, so breakfast is always first. During breakfast, I read through the roughly 60-70 emails that have piled up overnight.
I went over this in yesterday’s podcast, but I’m enrolled in Maine Connections Academy. It’s a rigorous virtual academy that allows me to fit school into my hectic schedule. After breakfast, I look at my calendar for the day and fit in whatever academic work time permits. If I’m leaving to travel abroad, my Uber arrives shortly after I wrap up breakfast – the first recurring flights to Philadelphia and New York City leave at 5:00am to 8:00am, and the bus to Boston leaves at 7:15am.
The work day begins at 8:00am. I split my time in three places:
- My office at 2 Hammond Street. The space is built like a tank – 10,000 square feet of space, and the building used to be a bank. The walls are bulletproof, there are vaults on every floor, and there’s a security system unlike anything I’ve seen before. It’s a fantastic workplace.
- My house!
- Working abroad when I’m traveling for client meetings, to speak, or to consult.
The beginning of the day is sales oriented. The team follows up on leads that came in overnight, and follows up on any sales tasks that need to get accomplished.
I focus on creative content, like website design, marketing materials, and writing in the morning. It’s really true what they say about the creative juices flowing!
If I’m in Bangor that day, at 11:26am, an Uber takes me from wherever I’m working to the United Technology Center, where I take college classes in business management in conjunction with Maine Connections Academy.
I’m on-site at UTC until 1:43pm, when I head back home/office. The afternoon is reserved for administrative tasks that come with the job description of running a business.
Every other day, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, I heads to the gym. Everything after this point is reserved for family & personal development time.
I eats dinner, read, watch Netflix, and do normal “teen” stuff until 10:30pm, when he heads to bed. If there is an emergency, I am on-call 24/7 – I have had to wake up at 2:30am to deal with urgent business matters before!