I won’t be doing that

Dan Miller —  January 3, 2014 — 10 Comments
I won’t be doing that.  Here’s how I allocate my time to maintain high performance.

Dans Weekly Schedule


  • 9:00 – 11:30  Blogs and guest posts, blog comments
  • 1:00 – 3:30  Major manuscripts and product creation
  • 3:30 – 6:30  Book forewords and endorsements


  • 9:00 – 10:00 48Days.net updates and member highlights
  • 10:00 – 11:30 Coaching Mastery updates
  • 11:30 – 1:00 Lunch Appointment
  • 1:00 – 6:30  Coaching sessions


  • 9:00 – 11:30 Podcast recording
  • 1:00 – 6:30  Radio and Podcast Interviews


  • 9:00 – 10:00 Newsletter preparation
  • 10:00 – 11:30  Staff meetings
  • 11:30 – 1:00 Lunch Appointment
  • 1:00 – 6:30 Misc apts, meetings, business catch up


  • 9:00 – 4:00  Major manuscripts and product creation
  • 4:00 Massage – end of work week
Allocation of time (Based on 50 hour week)

CREATING   50% — Research and Writing              (25 hrs)                 

  • Guest Articles, magazines, websites, books, ebooks, manifestos
  • New products, promotions, attending seminars and workshops

SHARING   20% — Speaking, Teaching & Coaching             (10 hrs)                 

  • Live Events, Paid speaking engagements, Civic presentations
  • Lunch apts, Interviews – Radio, TV

COMMUNICATING   15% — Email responses       (7.5 hrs)               

  •  48Days.net comments and notes

PLANNING   15% — Business Meetings                 (7.5 hrs)                    

  • Bill Paying, Strategy, Making it Work


  • Michelle Wright

    Thanks for posting the categories of activity and the allotment for each. Seeing how you categorize and prioritize activities helps me decide how to divide my work time AND social time. Do you have a schedule for the weekends to make sure your family/social/church life is fulfilling too?

  • Rye Taylor

    Great content and great timing. Thanks for sharing this! My wife and I are doing our “Time Blocks” right now!

  • http://www.findingyourvoiceradio.com/ Joel Boggess

    Very simple and thorough breakdown of your activities. When I see how intentional you are with the way you spend your time, I remember a concept I learned from my buddy Darren Hardy when we were in Sasn Diego at his event – “success vitals”.

  • Kelly Smith

    This is likely your best pod-casts – not that I have heard each one. Speaking for myself – but I bet many others – keeping an maintaining a schedule of accomplishments each day and week is critical for success let alone survival. Having a strict schedule does not guarantee success but it brings us much closer to the community of success. The challenge for me is to narrow the list of relevant tasks – tasks that significantly contribute to success.

  • Stephenie Hovland

    I’m listening to this one right now. Thank you for sharing your schedule and the reasoning behind it. Very helpful for entrepreneurs and creative types.

  • Jacob Joseph

    Thanks Dan for sharing this here. I was listening to the podcast and it was good to come here and look at it.

    • 48DaysDan

      Jacob – you are most welcome.

  • Derek C. Olsen


    Interruptions, lack of weekly and daily schedule, and saying yes to the wrong things is a big sticking point for me. It gets me in trouble every time. I am doing better these days, but need reminders.

    Thanks for this podcast episode.
    So simple, and so focused on the why.
    Very helpful and encouraging.

    “I will not come down to you for I am doing a great work!!!!”


    • 48DaysDan

      Yep – even as an entrepreneur I can’t imaging getting up to an unclear schedule for the day.

      • Derek C. Olsen

        Dan, one more thing…

        I re-listened to the part after you went over your weekly schedule. You said something like, “It is important enough to me.” It wasn’t a main point, and you said it really fast. I didn’t catch the importance of that statement the first time I listened.

        What I took from that is, if your work is important to you, you will say no to other things (interruptions) so you can focus on doing good work.

        If you allow (and yes, you are allowing it) yourself to be interrupted, you are saying that your work isn’t really that important.

        Whether or not a work is important starts with the person doing the work. YOU have to believe that the work is important first. Otherwise, you won’t give the work a good effort. If you believe that the work is good, you will most likely work harder, and as a result the work WILL turn out good, useful, and helpful to others.

        It starts with you. You have to believe that you are doing a good work, worthy of your full effort, and worthy of saying no to other things so you can focus.

        If you don’t think what you are doing is good and worthy, why would others?

        Your work ultimately isn’t about you, it’s about others. It’s about helping others and improving other peoples lives. So, when you believe that your work is good and worthy, you are also, at the same time, saying that you value OTHER peoples lives AND time.