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Reese Spykerman - Having a Saner Schedule

Being self-employed can often feel like everything rests on your shoulders. Nobody wants to feel like a hamster running on a wheel. Once overwhelm and stress sets in, it destroys the freedom, creativity, and fun of being your own boss and running the show. That's why Reese Spykerman is here today to talk about having a saner schedule and optimizing how you are in your business.

Reese Spykerman is a website and email marketing expert and the Creative Director of Design by Reese, where she helps e-commerce founders scale their businesses and optimize their conversion and marketing rates. She is also an expert at optimizing your schedule and planning so that your business works for you and not the other way around. She gives us permission to design our weeks and days to meet our needs and respect our emotional patterns.

We dive into the task list and how to create tasks to increase productivity, efficiency, and energy while moving you forward towards your goals. Once this is done, you will feel calmer about your day and week. We talk about the mindset shift of designing your week. We dive into apps and technology and the importance of batching and themes. We also talk about task-switching, productivity, rituals, built-in white space, and more great stuff!

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Reese Spykerman thank you so much for being here!

Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself.

Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.

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Host Jeffrey Shaw is a Small Business Consultant, Brand Management Consultant, Business Coach for Entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and author of LINGO and The Self Employed Life (May 2021). Supporting self-employed business owners with business and personal development strategies they need to create sustainable success.


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