Are you setting your schedule to align with what your body needs? In today’s episode, Candice Coppola joins us to discuss how she sets her own schedule with themed weeks and listens to her body so that she shows up as the best version of herself for her students.
Welcome to this Behind the Scenes series on So, Here’s the Thing Podcast! In this series, we’re exploring the lives of successful entrepreneurs and business owners to find out what it takes to keep a business running!
Candice Coppola is an author, podcast host, business coach, and entrepreneur who believes that if you want your dream business – you have to become the owner that dream business needs. As a successful entrepreneur who grew a business from the spare bedroom of her home into a multi-country, multi-six figure company – it’s safe to say she’s navigated the bumpy road of entrepreneurship.
After selling her planning business year ago, Candice became a full-time educator, offering courses, a membership, a mastermind, and a podcast! In addition to that, she’s launching a shop, Youtube channel, and additional course.
A Day in the Life; Business Coach / Going Behind the Scenes
On a general morning, Candice loves to hit the ground running. After waking up between 5:30 and 6AM, she and her husband like to spend their mornings together over coffee and breakfast while hanging out with their dogs.
By 7:30AM, Candice begins getting ready with her skincare routine based on her schedule for the day. Once she’s ready, she likes to dive into work by reviewing her Full Focus day planner and her Asana tasks. Using these tools helps her theme her days of the week and plan out her tasks for the day.
Theming Her Time
During 2020, Candice found herself on multiple calls throughout the week, sometimes just a few hours apart, but it left her burnt out. This experience led to her theming her schedule in order to be more productive and proactive to avoiding burn out.
This started with theming her weeks—having weeks where she’s “on” either in front of a camera or meeting with people, then having weeks where she’s “off” and doesn’t have to talk to anyone. She loves having time to be both introverted and extroverted and fueling herself where she needs or wants to.
If you’re someone who thrives off of routine, but also needs something to hold you accountable in your business, theming your work weeks and even days is a great place to start.
Finding a Schedule that Works for You
In addition to considering themed work time, Candice is also a fan of working a schedule that works for you. In her own business, Candice works Monday through Thursday from 9 to 2:30. She loves her downtime, but also knows that her brain power is best during the work hours that she has set for herself.
You get to make up the rules in your business.
As a business owner, you don’t have to take the rules that corporate America has placed on you for how to run your business. Corporations created all these rules to keep us working and not asking questions and showing up so that they can milk everything they could out of an employee. You don’t need to do that to yourself. You get to choose how you want to work and when you want to work.
Most of Candice’s days are spent on Voxer coaching women in her mastermind, creating content, recording podcast episodes, and working on her computer.
Planning Weeks Around Your Cycle
If you’re someone who has a menstrual cycle, and it impacts your day-to-day, consider adjusting your schedule to align with your cycle. Your cycle impacts your hormone levels, your energy, your productivity and so much more. Take this into consideration and map out your calendar so that you’re working on things based on how your cycle impacts you.
For Candice, this especially comes into play when she’s planning out her coaching calls and how she’s showing up for her students to pour into their businesses.
Since Candice is so intentional in her work schedule and routine, it allows for her to have a fulfilling life outside of her working hours. Typically, Candice will have a cup of coffee and a bite to eat, followed with a workout, usually on her Peloton. After her workout, she has dinner with her husband and hangs out with him for the night.
As a reminder, you get to decide how you want to run your business, so set it up to work for you!