Those who successfully pull off a "side hustle" (a passion project launched in addition to your day job) know that time management is key. So is keeping yourself from having a total breakdown due to lack of sleep and brain burnout. While a side hustle can be a big undertaking, it's probably nothing compared to leading two wildly successful companies. Jack Dorsey makes it seem effortless as he runs both Twitter (as Executive Chairman) and Square (CEO) during an insane 80 hour workweek. How does he do it? He recently revealed the secret to keeping his 16-hours on the job from becoming a hot mess: themed workdays.
Monday is devoted to management meetings and "running the company" work, while Tuesdays are all about product development. Marketing, communications and growth are the focus of Wednesdays, developers and partnerships on Thursdays, and finally, fun Fridays are all about the companies and their culture. But he doesn't stop there — Dorsey actually schedules his weekends too. He spends Saturdays hiking, while Sundays are for "reflection, feedback and strategy." I'm tired already.
What lessons and tips can you take away from Jack Dorsey's incredibly organized schedule? Find out after the break.
UPDATE: Forbes posted this video of Jack outlining his work week at Techonomy 2011:
How do you manage your time? Any tips for someone trying to hustle on the side?
Grace Sarkunan is an aspiring physicist. She has had several accolades in writing, such as a distinction in the New South Wales ICAS Writing competition. Having attended several conferences at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Singapore, she enjoys branching out to different technical fields- search engine optimization being one of them,
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