How to define distractions + audit your calendar

Allison from Juniper
2 min readSep 23, 2022

What’s the most challenging and important skill to learn as an entrepreneur?

The art of not getting distracted.

But first, you have to take some time to define what’s truly a distraction since most distractions have the illusion of being productive.

If you’re bootstrapping your business:

- Reading or obsessing about companies raising big funding rounds is a distraction.
- Doing busy work that you could delegate is a distraction.
- Spending too much time in meetings instead of letting your team execute is a distraction.

So how do you stay focused?

Here’s my Sunday routine. I pull up my calendar each week and look at every meeting on the schedule. I ask myself: “Will this push the business forward?” If not, it has to go.

The key is to keep doing this, even as your business expands and changes.

Investing 10 minutes a week to audit your calendar will save you hours of lost time.

You have to be in the game for a long time to see results as a bootstrapped founder, so pacing yourself is key. My Sunday audit keeps me focused on what matters.

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