I love being a small business owner, but it's a lot of had work. It's not glamorous like you see in the movies and on television. Trust me when I tell you this :) The entrepreneur life is challenging...but fun. So I thought it would fun to tell my readers about the day in the life of a wedding and event planner instead of that whole introducing myself. You can easily read that in my bio. LOL!
I'm a single mother of a VERY active 16 year old and my day starts at 6:30/7:00am. I make sure she's awake and functioning so that we can leave our condo at 8:00am to get her off to high school. Then I'm back home to grab a cup of coffee and muffin so that I can get my very long workday started. Social Media is first on the docket - Instagram posts for Dejanae Events daily and for WEDology toolKIT and Creative by DE a couple times a week. Then I head over to Facebook to share my business post that will carry over to Twitter. Once those tasks are complete, it's all about e-mails. This has to be the most daunting task of my day because it can be so overwhelming especially coming off of the weekend. But with that said, I scroll around on email for about an hour before dressing for the day and heading into the DE Office.
Now that I've arrived to the DE Office, it's time to get to work! LOL! Depending on the day, I could be handling admin tasks like filing and organizing, printing and copying important paperwork, returning phone calls and sending e-mails, working on these hundred of ideas swirling around in my brain, taking face-to-face meetings or heading out for a client/creative partner appointment. I usually stay in the office until 4pm unless I have evening appointments because I then need to leave and pick my daughter up from track practice. But if it's a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, I'm leaving out for an hour long drive to various Chicagoland community colleges to instruct my wedding & event planning certification course from 6:00-9:00pm.
Once home and dinner is prepared, it's family time with my 16 year-old until her more interesting friends call and pull her away from me. ((insert shoulder shrug)) I'll then jump back on my laptop for a couple more hours and finish any undone tasks or revise my to-do list for the week. Once 11pm hits, I'm in bed with my journal doddling or writing motivational thoughts until my eyes start burning.
Now that you have learned a little about the day in the life of this small business owner, I challenge you to chart out your work day and truly understand how you are using each hour you can to run your business.
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