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Workday Start Up Routine


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A couple of weeks ago I posted about my Morning Routine, and I have to say that its getting easier and easier with each passing week. So, last week I began incorporating a new Workday Start Up Routine into my day, and I have to say its been a GAME CHANGER!  

The purpose behind a Work Day Start Up Routine is to help me stay on top of key elements of my job, as well as set up my day to be productive as possible.   This routine is fairly short 30 minutes or so, but it truly helps me stay on top of my job. 


Here is my list in a nutshell: 

8:00 a.m. - Arrive to Work 15-30 minutes early 
I am a big believer that arriving to work (even 10 minutes) early can really set you up for a successful day.  Also, I believe to be a good steward of my job, that I must be at my desk and working by the official time the workday begins, not walking in at that time. (Pet Peeve of mine indeed.....LOL)

8:05 a.m. - Check emails, get back down to zero
Once I get to my office, I get settled and the first thing I do is address all emails that have come in since the day before.   I really try hard not to look at emails on nights and weekends, as I have learned over the years having that break from work actually revives me and makes me a stronger and more impactful employee.   Also, I am strict with myself to always keep my emails at zero.  That means as I go through emails, I will either decide to deal with the email right away or schedule a time in the day to address it. 

8:15 a.m. - Review most of our social media accounts 
The organization I work for has 4 Facebook pages, 4 Instagram pages, 4 Twitter Pages,a Pinterest Page, two YouTube channels, and a SnapChat channel. I am ultimately responsible for all our social media channels, even though I have a killer internal team who manages the posting and content.  So, I review all of our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and one of the two YouTube channels each morning.  I respond to messages, comments, reviews, and mentions.   This takes me about 10 minutes max, and really keeps me on top of what people are saying about our organization.  

8:25 a.m. - Check ticket sales on all upcoming shows 
At any given time, we have tickets on sale for 3 to 5 upcoming events at the same time.  Therefore, I review our ticket sales and make decisions on rather or not we need to push a certain show that day (via social, e-blast, personal emails, etc.) 

After reviewing the ticket sales, I review our marketing calendar that tells me what press releases, e-blasts, e-newsletters, or any communications we have planned to send out that day.  If something is scheduled for that day, I proofread it to ensure I approve all the copy, photos, etc. before its sent out.  We typically work 2-10 days in advance on all marketing and communication materials, so usually review everything in advance of the day we send.  But, I like to review one last time.   
8:30 a.m. Check Trip Advisor for reviews,  Review Web Analytics, and Track Google Ad Word Campaigns 
This task is fairly easy, as I review and reply to all Trip Advisor, Yelp and Google reviews, check to see how our website and blog are preforming for the week, and check and tweak our Google AdWord Campaigns.  
8:40 a.m. 
Finally, I am ready to address one of my three main projects for the day.  I try and tackle three main projects each day, and then take time to handle all the little tasks too.

Do you have a Work Startup Routine?  If so, I would love to hear about it.  If not, I would really recommend developing one.  And, soon I will share my Workday Shut Down Routine, which really helps the startup routine go smoothier and faster.  

Have a great week.  

Kim
 


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