Around here we’re always looking for ways to be more productive.

And one of the best ways I know to be the most productive week after week is by doing what I call “front loading your week.”

What is front loading?

It’s when you plan and execute your high value tasks for the week within the first three or four days. Like scheduling client appointments and other client work you need to do, doing your marketing tasks (like staying in touch with prospects, subscribers and clients), or perhaps writing tasks.

So starting with Monday, you do your highest value tasks, and then lesser tasks each day until you reach Friday.

You can leave Friday open as a catch-up day, a day to work on your finances and bookkeeping, all those tasks related to running your business or anything else that Friday’s are good for.

Better yet, take Friday’s off entirely.

Getting your weekend off to a flying start

If you saw CBS Sunday Morning this past Sunday (July 30th) you’d have seen a story about “Summer Fridays.” Allowing employees to take either part of or all of Friday’s off is a new perk being offered by many companies today. They say it keeps their employees more loyal and more productive.

But they only offer this in the summer.

As a self-employed person, you can take off any Friday you like all year ’round and best of all — you don’t have to get permission from anyone to do so! Woot!

It’s the beauty of “front loading”

So, as you can see, the real beauty of “front loading your week” is that you can take Friday’s off — either all day or a part of the day — if you want to.

Front loading your week always ensures that you get the most important and demanding stuff done. Then, by the time Friday rolls around, you can get your weekend off to a fine, early start.

In the comments section below, tell me what your best productivity tip is that helps you get the most done. Thanks!