Part of the appeal for owning your own business is that you can set your own schedule, choose what you want to work on, and structure you day how you like.
However, sometimes it seems the tail wags the dog. Your day goes from one email to the next as you put one fire to the next. It is a constant battle between working on your business versus in your business (think sales versus delivering for existing clients). You wonder where the day went and what you accomplished, if anything.
There are many ways to take control of your schedule from limiting the number of clients you take on to building systems for efficient workflows to delegating more to your team. But I would like to talk about time blocking.