I *think* this subject goes under this topic, but after reading some of the subject lines here, I wasn't sure.
Anyway, long story short my business is headed towards a transition - that being more busy with higher profit projects. But on the flip-side I have just as much interruption work as I always have. The majority of that being walk-in work, questions, friends stopping by, yadda yadda.
So what I'm wondering is, do any of you actually schedule your day out. What I mean by that is breaking down your day and you're going to do X,Y & Z during this time frame and everything else is on hold?
Obviously there isn't a perfect solution or a guaranteed answer to the question of how to work smarter, not harder. I'm just looking for some experiences from others.