Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

have four things I plan to do.


There are probably 100 things I could do … but only four I consider “must do.”

One of the great things about working for yourself is that there are no schedules or deadlines handed to you.

That’s also a potential problem. It’s easy to just work and work, because the truth is, you’ll never get it all done today and there’s nobody looking over your shoulder.

That’s why I start every workday by writing down the three or four things I plan to accomplish.

Anything else is extra. As long as I get those done, I can feel good about my progress.

One down, three to go.